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Old 06-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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Teeny Tiny Fish Suggestions...

Recently inherited two 3-gallon tanks from my cousins. Anyone have some suggestions for small fish/inverts./etc. that are easy to care for, can go with live plants, and are relatively entertaining? Not really interested in bettas btw.
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Also the tanks are column style...
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Personally I like crayfish for small tanks. Like blue or tangerine. With some rasbora galaxy's
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Personally I like crayfish for small tanks. Like blue or tangerine. With some rasbora galaxy's
Most crays are not suitable for a tank that size - blue crays, if you're referring to clarkii's, get 5"+ and IMO need 20+ gallons.

Have you looked into sparkling gourami? They are very nice fish, often overlooked for nano setups.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Completely forgot about those haha. I think that would look really good with the plants.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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I have two they are pretty cool got them for 2$ each

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have a 15 gallon column heavily planted tank & I have 2 Dario Dario (awesome little fish & very colorful but can be shy). 4 ember tetra, 7 mosquito rasboras, 4 Nannostomus marginatus (dwarf pencil fish), assorted shrimp (red fire, yellow fire, Rili, red & black crystal). And I just picked up 2 Parosphromenus parvulus Red Spotted Licorice Gouramis today.

If you want active upper level the mosquito rasboras are awesome. Very colorful & don't hide like so many smaller fish do. Oh & they were under $1 each so you can't beat the price! Here's a pic

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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For tank #1 how does this sound?
-4 Tiger Shrimp
-5 CPDs

Tank #2
-4 Tiger Shrimp
-2 Sparkling Gouramis

Both Tanks will be planted. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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A betta or sparkling gourami would look nice. Licorice Gouramis are another option but they need small food
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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Ok I'm sure for one tank that I want a sparkling gourami or two and some shrimp, but for the other, would I be able to put some chili rasboras or galaxy rasboras in there? (In addition to maybe 4 shrimp.) I was thinking 6 of them
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My personal favorite is the galaxy rasboras. They are small enough and you should be able to keep several in a 3 gallon tank
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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4 CPDs, 3 shrimp, 1 sparkling gourami.
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In a tank that small even with a filter and heater I would only do a planted shrimp tank. I know CPD's are listed for keeping in a tank that small but personally I wouldn't do it much less put other fish and or shrimp in there with them.
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Check Badis Badis. Very cool small fishy.
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