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Old 04-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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New Fish Owner

Hello everyone!

My name is Ash and I just acquired a love for fish from my best friend. About two weeks ago, I left the pet store with my first fish, a male betta which I've named Mars. Currently, I have a 5 gallon and 10 gallon tank. Mars lives in the 5 gallon with his heater and plastic plants, and I'm trying to set up a 10 gallon for 3 German Blue Rams (and potentially other tank mates).

10 Gallon Set Up (with arriving items, not yet placed):
- anubias
- Philippine java fern
- java moss
- sand
- two pieces of driftwood
- Aquatop 100W heater
- Aqua-tech filter (came with the tank)

I'm hoping to make my 10 gallon tank a community tank, and I've come to this site for advice.
I'm really excited to have become a fish owner and love Mars (and my incoming German Blues) dearly. Thanks for reading!


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Old 04-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to Aquarium Advice Ash! We hope you enjoy it.
Betta's are really wonderful fish, and you will quickly realize that. But the problem is you can't really keep a single German Blue Ram in a 10 gallon. The bare minimum they need would be 20 gallons. A 10 gallon just won't be enough for these fish. I would suggest looking in some shoaling fish, or schooling fish. Just don't forget to research fish before you get them to be 100% sure of the combination. Another great website would be: aqadvisor.com
Another option would be to put the betta in the 10 gallon and add some fish in there with him
Good Luck Ash

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Unfortunately I no longer have the leisure of returning the German Blue Rams, and I have been informed by a few sources that I can have a single pair (the third German Blue Ram is most likely going to a friend) in a 10 gallon. Thank you for the tidbit, regardless.
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