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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2004, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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need advice on fish selection

i have not kept fish for a wile(i have keeping and breeding a lot of reptiles and amphibians though). unfortunately i'm a little short on money and i dont think my parents would allow another big tank in the house at this point, so i'm confined to a 10 gallon. obviously i plan to plant it heavily( CO2, Flourite ect.) or elts i would not be hear! i cant decide what fish to put in it, i would like something a little more excotic then livebearers, i would like something that will breed easily, i realy like dwarf cichils but i dont think 10 gallons is enough room, so what should i get?
any advice woukd be greatly appreciated!
P.S. i mentioned before that i keep a lot of reptiles and amphibians, i know this is not the plance for this but is any one has any questions about keeping them, i would be happy to answer them or tell you of someone who know that answer!
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There are some dwarf cichlids that will do quite well in a 10 gallon tank. Blue rams, or bolivian rams are the first that jump to mine. A pair of apistogramma borelli, cactouides, or agasizzii should also do quite well. I'm sure there are more, but none that I can think of off the top of my head. Quite a few of the south american dwarf cichlids will do pretty well in a 10 gallon tank, if there are enough hiding places. You might have to pull out either the male, or female for a few weeks, but in most cases they should do ok. I'm sure there are other people here who can give you more information on breeding dwarf cichlids then I can.
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thanks a lot i think i will look into them, i see rams at the pet store constantly, i know this a long shot ,especially for a 10 gallon tank, but do you think i could put something elts in there that the cichlids wont attack? i was thinking maybe a cory cat or two,also iv researched them a little and found that dwarfs seem to eat most foods, but whet is your favorite food?
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Putting something in there can be pretty hit and miss when your breeding them. If you were going to, I'd stay as far away from bottom feeders as you can get. A small school of tetras, or rasboras would be ideal. When breeding, the males tend to take care of the brood, and get kind of rough with the female. Sometimes if there are other fish in the tank, it will spread the aggression around. Other times, the other fish will use the ram fry as a light snack, and munch them in the dark. Be careful what you choose, you might end up having to give them up later on. When the rams aren't breeding, they can go with just about any fish that won't eat them. Very peaceful fish! As for food, mine eat just about anything. But, if you want to get them in breeding condition, live baby brine shrimp, frozen blood worms, maybe even microworms, if they can find them, frozen brine shrimp, would all be good conditioners. Otherwise, mine for the most part, live on a variety of prepared foods. Lots of freezedried brine shrimp, krill, algae tablets, flake, shrimp pellets, that sort of thing.
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