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Old 06-24-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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10 Gallon Aquarium

New tank set up!

Aquaeon Quietflow 20
Gravel Substrate
Silk/Plastic Plants

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Black Skirt Tetras x3
Ghost Shrimp x5
Mystery Snail x1

Soon to be added:
Dwarf Gourami x 2

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Only add one dwarf or they will fight. There cousins of the beta and do not tolerate others of there kind in such a small tank. One would be good. I would add more tetras too.


You would be good after that and I love your gravel
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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I do not recommend skirt tetras for a 10 gallon. They get surprisingly large and IMO a 10 gallon does not offer enough space for them. You could easily do a smaller species of tetra though such as neon tetras.

I also agree about the gouramis. I would only do one.
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Awesome feedback! I will stick to 1 gourami and maybe add a mollie instead.
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Awesome feedback! I will stick to 1 gourami and maybe add a mollie instead.
Mollies are brackish and get really big, but Platys will work then I would be good
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Mollies are brackish and get really big, but Platys will work then I would be good
Mollies aren't truly brackish but they can live in a range of water from freshwater to full salt. Most commercially available Mollies are from fish farms in Florida which means they are raised in soft freshwater. While you don't need to add salt, all livebearers do appreciate a little hardness in their water. I add a small amount of crushed coral to my tanks to accomplish this because my water is so soft.
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Mollies aren't truly brackish but they can live in a range of water from freshwater to full salt. Most commercially available Mollies are from fish farms in Florida which means they are raised in soft freshwater. While you don't need to add salt, all livebearers do appreciate a little hardness in their water. I add a small amount of crushed coral to my tanks to accomplish this because my water is so soft.
Ahh, I've always read they turn brackish when they get older
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Ahh, I've always read they turn brackish when they get older
Not that I am aware of, they are just highly adaptable to their environment. For instance I have some Poecilia Velifera that are only about 4-5 generations removed from the wild. The originators of this strain were collected in a salt water cenote near Puerto Aventuras in the Riviera Maya system, those fish were adapted to fresh water and every generation since have been fresh water with out any issues.
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