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Old 01-26-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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so, if you had an empty 10 gallon tank...
what fish would you put in there.

im an experienced fish keeper, currently running a 55 planted amazon biotrope (angel community) and a 55 gallon paludarium (1/2 land 1/2 water) with guppies (its my Tokays tank and shell eat anything that she can catch so nothing outside of "feeder" fodder will go in that tank lol.)
and a multitude of small planted betta tanks.

id LOVE a saltwater nano, but money is tight and i don't think i have the money to do a nano right now....

im looking for something a little more unusual...colorful and active, but obviously, being a 10gal, nothing overly large aggressive or in need of a lot of room.

not big on the livebearers so no mollies or platies...

i do like "themed" and biotrope tanks...

have heat and filtration for tropical, but not opposed to cool either.


i think ive over thunk it, so would love some outside thoughts
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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Would a Betta be too mundane, Foxy? I just adore them. They're so pretty and personable. I suppose you might even put a breeding pair in a ten....
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:54 PM
 
Location: NY/LA
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You could try a shoal of tiny fish in that nano tank. I've got some celestial pearl danios that are just starting to mature and I think they look great. Other colorful options include chili rasbora or neon blue rasbora.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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10G would be too small for me.

My latest project is a 20 Long with a 10G sump being used for a nano reef.
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I'd do a single school of neons or cardinals if it was my tank.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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I'd do a single school of neons or cardinals if it was my tank.
Even better, two fancy goldfish.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:08 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I like the neons idea too. A school of them is really interesting to watch.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Mixed tetra tank, neons, cardinals, head and tail lights maybe some others.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i have a huge school of neons (25) in my 55gallon angel tank, they are beautiful to watch in large numbers. (i keep my angels VERY well fed so they don't start snacking on the neons lol)

i don't think the tanks realy big enough to do mixed schoaling fish they do better in larger groups of their own kind, 5 neons would be about max in a 10 gal before the bioload would start to strain...

and the tank is DEFINATLY absolutely not big enough for fancy goldfish who need 20 gallons for the first and 10 gallons per fancy afterwards (it would be fine for the firt 6 months tops and then id have to upgrade and i don't have the room to upgrde that soon...its going to be at least 2 years before i have space for my 3rd 55 gallon (or larger lol)

Bostonmike, i do agree, 10 gals is SMALL, but i have so many large tanks...i dunno, i find small tanks a bit of a challenge, getting that balance of creative use of space and asthetics plus the right mix of inhabitants it can be so rewarding when done right.

i hadn't thought about rams, will give them some thought
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