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Old 03-31-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Another perc or a firefish for my 10gal?

My ammonia and everything is finally completely gone. I don't think I did a good enough cycle the first time. Anyways I am wanting to add one more fish. This will be it for this tank also.

I already have one percula clown and I am trying to decide if I should get another perc or a firefish. Firefish would add some more diversity to a tank with none...but would my clown benefit with another clown?
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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you could do either I guess.

Don't really know the pros and cons of either except percs like groups apparently.

I've got a perc and a 3 stripe damsel in a 10 and they are fine.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'd add the perc, they like to be in pairs. Keep in mind that your tank will be fully stocked at 2 fish.
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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If you add a new clown now they will probably fight...... You need to add them at the same time. You may get lucky but I would not take a chance in a small tank.
Can you take the other one back and get 2 new very small ones?
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either that or get another that is larger than the one you currently have. That MAY work.
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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get another that is larger than the one you currently have
Hmmm... I thought that getting a very small one would all but "guarantee" (I know I know there are no guarantees, lol) that you'd end up with a male/juvi. Will the one in your tank turn fem if left alone or do they need the presence of another to bother changing at all?
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:21 PM   #7
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You are correct Phyll, if you decide to get a second percula get one that is smaller than the one you currently have, if you have a male already it will change into a female and the new one will be the male. Once they go female they cannot change back to male though. Good luck, Skip
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Would a firefish be fine? A perc wouldn't fight with it?

I don't know if I could arrange a trade with the LFS or not.

I plan on a pair of percs, a firefish, and a royal gramma in my 38 gallon. So either way I will end up with another perc and such. I guess I could go ahead and get the firefish for the 10 gallon. Do you think 2 percs could be added at separate times to a 38 gallon?

Also is it normal to have 0 nitrates? I have no ammonia, nitrite, or nitrates...ph is 8.2 and salinity is 1.023. I know most people on here have at least some nitrates. I have the cheesiest cheap setup I have seen on here. That aquarium is one of those wal-mart 10 gallon deals. With a HOB filter, and tap water I expected some nitrates.

Any idea how I managed this? Or should I expect a spike as time goes on?
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seen on here. That aquarium is one of those wal-mart 10 gallon deals
Hey there buddy dont dis the walmart aqua culture ten gallon tank.. I have one. tis my pride and joy.
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Its working for a buddy and I quite well. Here is a pic.
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29 gal FW, boring...soon to be salt I think.

10 gal SW, 20lbs LS, 20lbs base rock, 1 unhappy domino damsel (he was in the 38...switched the percs and the damesel recently).
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