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Old 08-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #21
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So what fish are you consiering for your tank?
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #22
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So what fish are you consiering for your tank?
All the fish listed below are supplied by my trusted aquatics centre which is great for Freshwater, Coldwater and Marine stuff but outstanding for Freshwater stuff.

Fish I'm getting:
2 Endler Livebearers
2 Sparkling Gourami
2 Otocinclus
3 Panda Corys

Fish that I like.I want to get some fish from this list:
Dwarf Gourami
Honey Gourami
Neon Dwarf (Praecox) Rainbowfish
Threadfin Rainbowfish
American Flagfish
Lyretail Panchanx
Two stripe Lyretail
Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
Many Banded Shelldweller
Ram Cichlid

Well that's my list please add to it and suggest some different fish

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #23
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The species I had in mind for my starter fish were either a pair of Endler Livebearers or Sparkling Gourami because they are bright and colourful and only grow to 1/1.5 inches so will be suitable for ten gallon tank. I was just wondering if anyone had anymore ideas for me. I would love to hear your opinions.

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I was going to suggest the cories. You could try Rams. You couldn't put more than one pair in a 10 gallon but I think they would be alright. You should get a 20 gallon much more opportunity there.

Platys are good but you will have a million of them in a few months. If they are dull at the store, find another store.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #24
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I was going to suggest the cories. You could try Rams. You couldn't put more than one pair in a 10 gallon but I think they would be alright. You should get a 20 gallon much more opportunity there.

Platys are good but you will have a million of them in a few months. If they are dull at the store, find another store.
I saw a beautiful yellow and blue ram Cichlid that I fell in love with at the pet store may get one when tank is settled
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OK to clarify just because the DG is 1.5 inches doesn't mean put two in a 10 due to aggression same with putting a betta in would with the dg's be a no no they will fight especially in such a small space
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All the fish listed below are supplied by my trusted aquatics centre which is great for Freshwater, Coldwater and Marine stuff but outstanding for Freshwater stuff.

Fish I'm getting:
2 Endler Livebearers
2 Sparkling Gourami
2 Otocinclus
3 Panda Corys

Fish that I like.I want to get some fish from this list:
Dwarf Gourami
Honey Gourami
Neon Dwarf (Praecox) Rainbowfish
Threadfin Rainbowfish
American Flagfish
Lyretail Panchanx
Two stripe Lyretail
Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
Many Banded Shelldweller
Ram Cichlid

Well that's my list please add to it and suggest some different fish

Thanks for your time.
Nice list you have but problem being is some of those can not mix the Shellie and cockatoo the rams could go with most of your other fish on the list I would highly recommend researching each and every one of those fish for their requirements their habitats aggression tank size (most important part) and come back here to narrow the list down in less you plan to do different tanks with each
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:15 AM   #27
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Nice list you have but problem being is some of those can not mix the Shellie and cockatoo the rams could go with most of your other fish on the list I would highly recommend researching each and every one of those fish for their requirements their habitats aggression tank size (most important part) and come back here to narrow the list down in less you plan to do different tanks with each
Okey I will narrow down the list and post it on this thread layer bro. Btw would two female sparkling gourami e better than two male? Cuz I thought males would be more territorial
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I don't know. I've never kept sparkling gouramis or any gourami for that matter. You should read up on them or get some help from a person who has successfully raised them.
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I don't know. I've never kept sparkling gouramis or any gourami for that matter. You should read up on them or get some help from a person who has successfully raised them.
Do u know anyone who has?
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The species I had in mind for my starter fish were either a pair of Endler Livebearers or Sparkling Gourami because they are bright and colourful and only grow to 1/1.5 inches so will be suitable for ten gallon tank. I was just wondering if anyone had anymore ideas for me. I would love to hear your opinions.

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i just started as-well i have a semi aggressive started with 5 tiger barbs a mix if abino/normal/and1green then i got 4 oddesa barbs the tiger barbs a very hardy and today i got a red fin shark
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let me know what you decide and how you get on please
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I saw some really pretty fish last week when I bought my eel. I think I will go tomorrow and buy some for the tank. I don't know the scientific name and I don't know the nickname either. Darn. The owner called it a ruby? shark. He said it might be a type of Barb. They grow to about 4". It was silver with two lateral lines, one red the other black. It had a split tail that was colored yellow at the tips. It's one of the prettiest fish I've ever seen.
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i just started as-well i have a semi aggressive started with 5 tiger barbs a mix if abino/normal/and1green then i got 4 oddesa barbs the tiger barbs a very hardy and today i got a red fin shark
Sounds awesome I want a peaceful community So I can't have sharks even though I love the Bala and red tail
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let me know what you decide and how you get on please
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I saw some really pretty fish last week when I bought my eel. I think I will go tomorrow and buy some for the tank. I don't know the scientific name and I don't know the nickname either. Darn. The owner called it a ruby? shark. He said it might be a type of Barb. They grow to about 4". It was silver with two lateral lines, one red the other black. It had a split tail that was colored yellow at the tips. It's one of the prettiest fish I've ever seen.
They're called ruby barbs i think
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Thanks for the quick reply Kristian

Denison Barb (Barbus denisonii)

I googled shark barb and got this. The picture looks just like it. It is supposed to be peaceful and easy to care for. I like that description. It should go well with my eel. They will be too big for him to eat.
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Denison Barb (Barbus denisonii)

I googled shark barb and got this. The picture looks just like it. It is supposed to be peaceful and easy to care for. I like that description. It should go well with my eel. They will be too big for him to eat.
I always find success if your aggressive fish are smaller than your peaceful fish
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let me know what you decide and how you get on please
Went into fish store today and I saw neon blue and neon red dwarf gourami gonna get a red and a blue tomorrow
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Sounds awesome I want a peaceful community So I can't have sharks even though I love the Bala and red tail
You couldn't even have a shark in a 10 gallon... Balas require a 250 gallon long tank and retails... Not rainbows require a 70 gallon tank I think
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You couldn't even have a shark in a 10 gallon... Balas require a 250 gallon long tank and retails... Not rainbows require a 70 gallon tank I think
I know dude I'm getting a thirty gallon in 8 months though
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