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Old 10-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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10 low light ready for fish


I have just finished my fishless cycle with my 10g and thanks to this website hugely for all the help. Now I'm ready to put fish in the tank. Im wanting a friendly and colorful tank. Any suggestions on fish/bottom feeders? Thanks in advance
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I'd recommend plants first, but for fish

3-4 Female bettas (add them last preferably one or a couple at a time)
6 pygmy cories(add these first, preferably 3 first week, then next three)
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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The fishless cycle allows you to stock it all at once.

Are there any fish that you especially like? If they do not grow more than about 1" you can stock a lot more than if they reach 2"

For example:
(1) Honey Gourami
(6) Celestial Pearl Danios OR (6) Dwarf Rasboras OR (4) Endlers
(6) Dwarf Cories
(6) Shrimp

Another example:
(1) Betta
(3) Cherry Barbs
(3) Panda Cories
(1) Oto

Another possibility:
(2) German Blue Rams (mated pair)
(3) Harlequin Rasboras
(1) Oto
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Yea depends on what you like. Im a really big fan of schooling fish so i like to get the smallest fish i can. Id rather have 12 micro fish (ex. rasbora) than 6 small fish (ex. tetra) in a 10 gal. Now if you had a 20+ gal then id get bigger fish.

For clean up some snails, shrimp like ammano work best for cleaning imo but i do like neos (ex. Cherrys) better for looks. 1-2 otos would work depending on how much alage or if you wanted to supliment.

I like shrimp for scavenging uneaten food as well as eating algae off plants, decor.... I like using snails and otos for getting algae off glass.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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I'd like some small crabs on bottom and some schooling fish. The plants are already in the tank and growing rather nicely. I would like a few colorful type fish in it also
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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I'd like atleast 3 different species of fish or invertebrates in the tank
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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I am partial towards endlers. They look amazing when you get the right ones. My 10 gallon house those guys and some red cherries (and a few MTS). Both will ensure you have a long lasting colony in there, and some extras to trade with a good LFS for supplies and what not.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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Try 6-8 male guppies only and 6 hasbrosus cories, along with a colony of RCS. Guppies do not school but they will be all over the tank. Personally, I like the monochrome look of all one color or variation of a color. But they come in so many strains you could mix and match according to your personal preferences.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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Thai Micro Crabs and least killifish
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