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Old 06-29-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
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WCMM

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Is 8 WCMM to much for a 5 gallon hex? filtered well and do weekly water changes.Water parameters are good.
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[center:61b1c633bc] Welcome to AA, betta1!! [/center:61b1c633bc]
I'm sorry, what is "WCMM"?
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WCMM ops!! White cloud mountain minnows

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Old 06-29-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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Personally I think you might be stretching it a little with 8 White Clouds (Tanichthys albonubes) in a 5-gallon hex. The hex tanks are taller (with less surface area) than a regular 5-gallon tank which means less area for oxygen absorption. You can probably safely house 4 of those little gems in there along with some sort of small catfish (perhaps an Otocinclus) or two for clean-up duties.
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Old 06-29-2004, 03:04 PM   #6
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Another fun fish that can deal with smaller areas is the Badis badis. They keep coming home with me from the LFS, apparently I am the only one that likes them
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The only problem with Badis is that I can never seem to find them when I have a tank available for them! There are still a couple of really pretty Badis assamensis at my favorite LFS but my tanks are full to the brim at this point! I think my wife would murdalize me if I brought home another aquarium now. We're going to have our floors completely re-done in the near future and after that I get my big aquarium. Of course...it is going to be devoted to Polypterus and other African river fish but that will free up a couple of 10 gallon tanks.....hmmmmm!!!

Sorry to hijack the thread with my ramblings. White Clouds are great fish!!!
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:17 PM   #8
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I agree about white clouds - they were my first fish to spawn, and will always hold a spot in my heart and in my community tanks. I kept 3 in a 5gal once with a betta and they seemed to do fine, and actually that was the tank they spawned in. I still have several generations of them.

I am very interested in the badis as well, especially since you have posted about them, Menagerie, and though my favorite LFS always has a label on a tank listing them, I can never seem to be there when they have any left!

You could probably keep Endler's livebearers in a 5gal hex, but maybe just 4-5 males or a trio of one male and two females (and babies ).
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