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Old 11-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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8 gallon planted tank

Hello all! I just set up a small tank with some plants. Its about 30 L or about 8 gal (5.2 gal of water after decorations)

I was thinking about adding a blue gourami , a guppy, and four cardinal tetra

What do you guys think of this combination?

Also does anyone know what this white fuzzy stuff is that I saw during the first water change?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Wow that looks great!!
I think that combo of fish would be cool anyways.
What do you mean by white fuzzy stuff? was it floating on the top of the tank?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Hello all! I just set up a small tank with some plants. Its about 30 L or about 8 gal (5.2 gal of water after decorations) I was thinking about adding a blue gourami , a guppy, and four cardinal tetra What do you guys think of this combination? Also does anyone know what this white fuzzy stuff is that I saw during the first water change?
Amazing setup! But dwarf gouramis will need a slightly larger tank than that. Cardinal tetras need at least 20 gallons because of their activity level. Sparkling gouramis, a nice "big" school of chili rasboras and a peacock Gudgeon would make that tank pop!
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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Beautiful tank. I'd enjoy a nice planted tank about that size one day.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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I don't think cardinals would be good for that tank because most are wild caught and would prolly have a hard time adjusting to a tank that size... IMO you should get zebra danios or more guppies but the blue gourami should be good.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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Btw very beautiful tank
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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I've got some Gertrude rainbows in my small 7 gal cube. Pretty little fish! (Not my photo) you should consider them!
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You could do a few celestial pearl danios. Or maybe a few male endlers.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
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I've got some Gertrude rainbows in my small 7 gal cube. Pretty little fish! (Not my photo) you should consider them!
wow, that's an amazing fish. It's funny because every nano fish I've seen has had breathtaking coloration! Guess big things do come in small packages!
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That is a very nice aquascape! Any nano fish would work great. Nano fish I keep that would work great in that size tank are:

Chili rasbora
Neon rabora, gold or blue color variant
Ember tetra
Scarlet badis
Clown Killifish
Spotted Blue Eyes (posted above)
Irain Neon Red Rainbowfish (same blue eyed family as the spotted blue eyes)
Purple Pencilfish or any Dwarf Pencilfish
Burmese Rosy Loaches (males pinkish orange, female spotted) very active little fish
Pygmy Multi Striped Loaches
Dwarf anchor cats (bottom)
Any of the small shrimp species

These are just a few of the nano fish that you could use.
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