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Old 10-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Post Stocking a 12-gallon?

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I got my hands on a 12-gallon Eclipse aquarium and need some advice as to how to stock it? I'm hoping to find some semi-aggressive to aggressive fish to put in there. My main tank (30-gallon) is a peaceful community and was hoping to get away from that a little with this tank. I know its small, but there must be a few options for it. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks a bunch.
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Well Zebra Danios stay fairly small and they are always chasing. You could try like 6 of them in there. Serpae Tetras stay fairly small also. If you want more than one kind you could try like 4 of each. That will get you some competition for sure.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:40 AM   #3
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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tiger barbs are semi-aggressive,green tiger barb,sword tail,rosy barb.
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Barbs are nice and start small but they will outgrow that 12 gallon tank. They would need to be moved into a bigger tank in the future.
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True.ADW76 are planning to upgrade?
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:51 AM   #7
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I'll probably upgrade eventually... but not right away... and my experience with getting fish that will outgrow a tank, they'll outgrow it way before I'm ready to upgrade. Its too bad too, I was really diggin' putting Barbs in there, but they would NOT play nice with the fish in my 30-gallon tank if I had to move them.

There are 7 fish in my 30-gallon that are not compatible with barbs because of their large fins (Betta, Black/White Skirt Tetras). I also don't think I could move all 7 to the 12 gallon - it would be a little overcrowded I think.

Anyway, thanks for the responses... I'm really not sure what to do yet. Might have to just go community again and get some peaceful fish. Maybe a nice big Neon Tetra school or something...
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you could do some Harisonii pencilfish, they're pretty cool.
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But keep in mind that you really need to watch your parameters, the eclipse filters are cruddy, I had a few of them and they could not keep up with the waste created by a betta, a dwarf gourami, and 2 glowfish. Make sure you do water changes!
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what is a gsp?
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Thanks for the heads-up about the Eclipse filter... I got this tank for free, so I didn't really research the filter. We will see how it goes.
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Can't go wrong with shell-dwellers.
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