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Old 12-16-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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I joined the board to ask opinions for a scout fish in my 10 gallon fresh water tank. Now that I can post, I have three tiny baby platies for at least four days now. Thinking of getting dwarf catfish after the new year. Cheers.
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What do you mean by scout fish???

IMO the only catfish that can go in a ten gallon are pygmy cories or asian stone catfish, maybe a pair of otos if you have good tank conditions.

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What do you mean by scout fish???

IMO the only catfish that can go in a ten gallon are pygmy cories or asian stone catfish, maybe a pair of otos if you have good tank conditions.

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Thanks! One fish at a time no quicker than every two weeks was recommended by Tetra. Tetra manufactured my beginner tank. They call the first fish a scout fish. I decided to get three babies because freshwater fish like friends and combined they are about the same mass as one grown fish. I was thinking pigmy cories, they are midget catfish. I'll check out Asian stone catfish. Otos do not excite me. I am also considering a dwarf loach.
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They call the first fish a scout fish.
I have to say, I've never ever heard this.....

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Welcome to the forum! Learn something new everday on here. I have never heard the first fish called a Scout Fish... Good to know!
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