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So I was surfing the web (Kijiji), looking for a new tank hood when I came upon a brilliant opportunity. There was a 10g for sale with a filter, gravel and decorations for only 30 bucks. I recently paid 35 for my new heater,and I was like "OH MY GOD THAT IS AWESOME!" So I went on a babysitting rampage and I got 80 bucks in under 24 hours. About 2 and a half hours ago I went to pick up the tank. The guy says "Well we haven't used it in a year and we got it 2 years ago- there was a leaking problem but I fixed it with silicone and you can do the same if it starts up again. Oh, and we kept a mouse in there for a while, so that's why there's some straw." A mouse. A mouse in a fish tank. I got it anyways, thinking I would at least get a better filter and some awesome decorations and a new lid. I got home and looked at the gravel. It was filled with mouse poo. You can't even understand my fury. I went up to the bathroom, and after an hour of trying to clean the gravel, the tossed it onto a garbage bag and wrote "TOXIC WASTE- DO NOT TOUCH" on it. So yeah, I cleaned the tank with disinfectant (I am not sure if that is good for fish or not, but it was mouse poo and I figured that disinfectant would be better than that and rinsed it 20 times and it is now soaking in hot water) and I called it a done day.
Now, I am looking into stocking this tank (I am getting gravel from a neighbour). I currently have a 10g with a Betta, 3 Otocinclus and a Mystery Snail. The Betta is in a QT with fin rot and I have a second Betta waiting to go into the 5g QT when my other one is done. I would really like another Betta, but I also want some calm fish that can all coexist peacefully. I was hoping to not get grouping fish, but I am open to anything! So if someone has stocking ideas please put them below, but not Bettas unless you can list some fish they can be housed with that aren't bottom dwellers.
30g: 2 adult Mystery Snails
10g: 3 Male Bettas
27 hex: 1 Gold Gourami, 7 Gold Barbs
2.5g: Empty, awaiting RCS