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Old 03-29-2014, 04:08 AM   #1
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Unusual 6 gallon stocking ideas?

What are some of the most unusual/interesting stocking plans you can think of for a 6 gallon tank? I've been thinking of taking my old Eclipse 6 system and setting it back up and am looking for suggestions.

I'm already well familiar with betta, shrimp, dwarf gourami, endler, or frog setups, so I'm trying to think of setups I haven't tried before just for a change of pace
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:40 AM   #2
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Scarlet badis, dwarf orange crayfish (most personality I have seen out of any freshwater fish or invert), and thai micro crabs.
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Clown killies
Dwarf puffers
Chili rasboras
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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Scarlet badis, dwarf orange crayfish (most personality I have seen out of any freshwater fish or invert), and thai micro crabs.
I have dwarf orange crayfish in my 36 gallon, I agree! Thats a good point about micro crabs, I've always been curious about them

@Azmodan - How many dwarf puffers would work in a 6 gallon? Aren't they kinda messy? The killis are interesting too... The small schooling fish aren't really that interesting for me though... They're pretty, but I'd like some personality!
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I have dwarf orange crayfish in my 36 gallon, I agree! Thats a good point about micro crabs, I've always been curious about them

@Azmodan - How many dwarf puffers would work in a 6 gallon? Aren't they kinda messy? The killis are interesting too... The small schooling fish aren't really that interesting for me though... They're pretty, but I'd like some personality!
Personality wise the best I know of are the puffers and tje scarlet badis. (And the dwarf crays but you already have them). 2 puffers might work. 1 would probably be best because of aggression. They are messy.
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I have dwarf orange crayfish in my 36 gallon, I agree! Thats a good point about micro crabs, I've always been curious about them



@Azmodan - How many dwarf puffers would work in a 6 gallon? Aren't they kinda messy? The killis are interesting too... The small schooling fish aren't really that interesting for me though... They're pretty, but I'd like some personality!

Yeah, 1-2 puffers would work. If it's very heavily planted then you could try two, but otherwise one might be best. As Godfan noted they are pretty messy and also need very clean water. Tons of personality too if that's what you're looking for.
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But I don't know what kind if plant the second picture features - he likes to hide there on occasion.
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The plant looks like subwassertang.
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The plant looks like subwassertang.

Thank you! I will search for more info as I really love it's fluffy look.
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