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Old 03-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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What can you put in an 8 Gallon tank?

I am still sorting out my 55 gallon, so this won't be happening for a while, but I would really like to have a small nano tank alongside by larger one.

I used to have a 30 Litre tank, but I know I made all the wrong choices and my stocking choices were pretty bad and unsuitable.

I know there are a large number of microrasboras avaliable, which I quite like - inparticular the Celestial pearl danios, however they cost a fortune here!!

My question is, how limiting is it having a tank of around 8 US gallons (30 Litres)?

If there isn't much choice then I probably won't bother getting one, as I would like to set up a nice planted nano tank with a nice selection of attractive, natural looking fish (Not guppies!!)

Here are some fish I like:

Shrimp (Not sure what type, probably just cherry shrimp)
Bettas
Chilli Rasboras
Celestial Pearl Danios
Pygmy Cory Cats
Cardinals (Don't know if 8 gallons is too small)

What would be a good total of fish, and what types are good? This is a consideration for later this year, but I want to work out whether it is a good idea or not now, so I know what I am doing

Another alternative would be the 46L Fluval Edge. Are these inpractical, like biOrbs? If I were to get a 46L Fluval edge what could I put in there?

So basically I am either considering a 46L Fluval Edge or a 30L Nano cube, and would like to know what I could put in either so I can make a decision whether or not it is worth going with one of the two or not

Thanks in advance.
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Shrimp would be your best bet, they can handle smaller tanks to live in.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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My vote goes for the Celestial Pearl Danios, formally known as Galaxy Rasboras... These guys are tiny and super cool looking.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #4
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A Betta and a oto catfish.....that is my set up
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I have Cherry Shrimp
Otos
CPDs
Scarlet Badis (after my Shrimp colony grew )

Or as you say, Micro Rasboras are very nice instead of CPDs
I have Threadfin Rainbows, but an 8g. may be too small.
Sparkling Gouramis are nice also but they eat Shrimp.
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Thanks!

So in a 46L FLuval edge could I have:

10 x Chilli Rasboras
10 x Red Cherry Shrimp

Could I have a sparkling gourami amongst those guys?

I would love to go with the CPDs but they cost £6.50 each here!!
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Thanks!

So in a 46L FLuval edge could I have:

10 x Chilli Rasboras
10 x Red Cherry Shrimp

Could I have a sparkling gourami amongst those guys?

I would love to go with the CPDs but they cost £6.50 each here!!
Sparkling Gouramis eat Shrimp. So not until you get a ton of Shrimp. I would stick with the two species for a while.
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ok, thanks! Sorry, being a bit stupid - you said about the shrimp eating in your last post!!

That's great, thanks!
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ok, thanks! Sorry, being a bit stupid - you said about the shrimp eating in your last post!!

That's great, thanks!
No worries. You're welcome.
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