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Old 03-01-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Should I get guppies or multies in my10g tank

I have a 10g tank and I like cichlids so I heard multies r good for 10g tanks but I also like guppies so what should I get
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:05 AM   #2
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Should. I get a separate tank so I can have both
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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No cichlid should go in a 10 gallon tank. Maybe 1 shell dweller but they are best kept in pairs. I think at least a 20 gallon is necessary.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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No cichlid should go in a 10 gallon tank. Maybe 1 shell dweller but they are best kept in pairs. I think at least a 20 gallon is necessary.

Multifasciatus are the worlds smallest cichlid species and a group of 5 could easily fit into a 10. They do not do best in pairs as they live in colonies.
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I was thinking multies
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For the cichlids
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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Definitely not guppies and cichlids together.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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R guppies compatible with multies
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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I'm gonna be blunt here, but if you're debating between guppies or multies, go with the guppies. Multis are not colorful, they're not super active, and they're pretty aggressive. If you're thinking guppies, I'm pretty sure you want all of those things. Personally I would go with multies, and have a colony of them, but I don't like flashy colors, or most livebearers (although Mogurako has been showing me some awesome wild types lately) so I keep them for their behaviors.
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R guppies compatible with angelfish because at my lfs they have dwarf angels and guppies
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I don't recommend it in a 10
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:27 PM   #12
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How much space do dwarf angels need
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:25 PM   #13
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15 gallons per fish
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #14
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I think I may go with the guppies and get males and females and sell the fry to my lfs for store credit or something
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I think I may go with the guppies and get males and females and sell the fry to my lfs for store credit or something
If you want character and fry, do a neolamprologus multifasciatus tank. They are shell dwellers and have great personality. They also like to reproduce once they become established. Your lfs will love these and give more store credit for these then your common guppys
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Would they do well in a 10g
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Would they do well in a 10g
They are very small. About the size of neon tetras. They would do good in there yes. Look them up for sure, don't judge a book by its cover. Ask freakgecko for help on multis, he/she has helped me a bunch, in fact ill copy my page to here for you about them.

Here ya go. Read all of it. It has the ins and outs of those little guys
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...d.php?t=298131
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Multies are larger than neons... I've seen males pushing 2 inches
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