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How many Endlers for a 6G tank?

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I just added 3 red flame endlers to my 6G GLA rimless tank. It is a low-tech tank. I will be ordering some anubias petite to add to the tank. I also added in about 10 RCS from my 55G.

My question is, I have another 3 endlers. Do you think 6 endlers is too much for a 6G tank?

I am waiting for the fissidens moss to grow on the left for my shrimp. The micro swords were just added a month ago.. hoping those grow a little more. Now to buy some anubias petite to add in and possibly some other small plants.

Here's a pic of my tank today after adding in the RCS and endlers:

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 10:51 PM
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I don't think 6'd be too many, but here's a tool that might help you:

http://www.aqadvisor.com/

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I think 6 Endlers will be fine.

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You could probably put 12 endless (males only) in there. Just remember that if you put any females in, you'll have more than you could ever bargain for.

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You could probably put 12 endless (males only) in there. Just remember that if you put any females in, you'll have more than you could ever bargain for.

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How do I tell male from female lol
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How do I tell male from female lol
Only makes have color, and they are smaller than their female counterparts. Females are larger and have plain brownish-beige coloration.

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Only makes have color, and they are smaller than their female counterparts. Females are larger and have plain brownish-beige coloration.
is this true for all endlers or just specifics? i have 3 red flame endlers from a LFS, then i have 3 other endler type hybrids that i got from petsmart that are in quarantine.

all of them are really colorful/rainbow looking. none are brown-beige.
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its very obvious the sex of adults - and when you have the eye for the first indications I think at like 2-3 weeks you can see if the fry is gonna turn male or not.

that 6 gallon tank could take a lot of endlers - they are hardy fish and are small... I have a lot in my tank - probably like 12 adults and a lot of fry in my 5gallon - I know that is a lot, I am about to sell some to some local club members however I change water usually 3 or even 4 times a week and they all appear healthy and happy to explore the tank interacting with each other
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^^^What he said

Don't trust PetSmart for pure Endlers. Generally.

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Have to second the above - you can definitely hand 6 with no problem.

A dozen males would be perfect, honest. Especially if they're the only fish you're going to have in the tank.
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