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Old 04-03-2020, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hello guys

Hi guys,

I am starting this hobby now with my first freshwater tank of 54L.

Still doing a fish-less cycling on it and anxious to start moving in my fishes
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations! What fish do you think you’re gonna have?
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:47 PM   #3
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Thanks

No clue yet :/

The first one I loved it was the red discus, but I found that he as really sensitive fish and not good for beginners.

I read I could have a small community with 1 or 2 main fish and some schools one around.

What would you suggest?
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Discus get HUGE! They get to the size of a dinner plate. The man who sold me my 90 gallon had a tank of some discus and they were huge and beautiful. Brilliant fish if you ever have the space and time (and money lol $50 a fish).

You could have a dwarf gourami of some sort. They're very nice centerpiece fish. Honey Gouramis come in a nice yellow/orange and there's another that's electric blue, and have one school of small tetras or barbs. I've seen some people keep just a school of small cories. Of course, there's the fan favorite betta, but its really a 50/50 shot on if they like having tankmates or if it stresses them out.

If you'd like some sort of "clean-up" crew that isn't cories, I recommend Amano or Cherry Shrimp or Nerite snails. With nerite snails, you have no risk of any accidental snail babies and are pretty chill snails. I have one in almost all of my tanks.

For lots of bright movement you could always go for an all-male guppy tank. I wouldn't recommend females because you'll have babies coming out the wazoo!
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:26 PM   #5
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Discus get HUGE! They get to the size of a dinner plate. The man who sold me my 90 gallon had a tank of some discus and they were huge and beautiful. Brilliant fish if you ever have the space and time (and money lol $50 a fish).

You could have a dwarf gourami of some sort. They're very nice centerpiece fish. Honey Gouramis come in a nice yellow/orange and there's another that's electric blue, and have one school of small tetras or barbs. I've seen some people keep just a school of small cories. Of course, there's the fan favorite betta, but its really a 50/50 shot on if they like having tankmates or if it stresses them out.

If you'd like some sort of "clean-up" crew that isn't cories, I recommend Amano or Cherry Shrimp or Nerite snails. With nerite snails, you have no risk of any accidental snail babies and are pretty chill snails. I have one in almost all of my tanks.

For lots of bright movement you could always go for an all-male guppy tank. I wouldn't recommend females because you'll have babies coming out the wazoo!

Thank you

Today I finished my fishless cycling and I added 6 mollys

They seem enjoying ...

Next step is my center piece.
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Mollies are bigger fish, most recommend a 20 gallon but if you keep the water clean I see no problems.

Do you know the genders of your mollies?

I bred and sold mollies for a couple years (the less “fancy” ones most likely being turned into pond or feeders). They’re great fish but multiply really quick.
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Sure, my 15g is not the best, but I read that it will demand only a bit of more attention on water treatment and they will be great.

They are all female. I am not planning to breed yet.
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Be careful, they might already have babies if they were kept with males.

And you're right, you'll just have to have a little more focus on the water.

They're very lively fish and I loved keeping them, I'm sure you will too!
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