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12g JBJ DX-Planted- PICS ADDED!

Ive just recently moved into my new house, and I finally got to set up a tank. I already had a 12g JBJ, so I figured I would use it. So far it has 2 very small firemouths in it ( about 1" and 1 1/2") which I will be moving when they get bigger. Right now I am planning on a few tatras and some type of algae eater(s) as tankmates.

I know this is a very "noobish" question, but I think I saw someone do it before... could I put shrimp in with the firemouths?

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I just put some eco-complete in, the fish seem to be doing fine
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I'd post this in general discussion
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well Im taking pictures... I was gonna put them on... I just need to upload the picss...
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As for your question about the firemouths and the shrimp - if you're planning on breeding shrimp, that definitely won't work. Even if you're planning on just keeping adult shrimp you're going to be hard pressed to convince those cichlids that the shrimp aren't food.


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thats what I figured, I thought I had seen someone doing it before, but I guess not. Thanks anyways!

For tetras, I think I have decided on bleeding heart tetras. IM not totally sure yet though.
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I really like those a lot! Another one that I've seen around (recently at PetsMart) is the white tipped tetra... horrible common names... but it looks just like the bleeding heart only with a bigger dorsal, pretty white tip, and no "heart" spot. I bet a half dozen of those would be quite cozy in a 12 gal planted tank.


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thats what I thought, but would I be able to fit anything else fish wise? Its a pretty good filter...
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Also, If I can fit more fish... what other kinds could I put in? I was thinking a dojo loach?
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Honestly, I've heard people say don't keep dojos in smaller tanks, but I have 2 in a 10g (shrimp tank, too!) and they behave nicely, don't even eat the cherries! Just give them a lot of hiding places, and preferrably a substrate they can dig into a little.
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That'd probably be it for fish, what plants do you reccomend?
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That'd probably be it for fish, what plants do you reccomend?
id recomend moss! i have a 10g moss tank and love it! and the shrimp will too!
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What kind of moss? Could I use it as a foreground? I have never seen any foreground plants for sale where I live.
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Try getting lots of flatter shaped rocks, and tie a little bit of java moss to them. They will (eventually) cover the rocks and possibly even look carpetish (is that a word)?

As for others, stickto smaller-leaved plants in a small tank.... I've seen rotala rotundifolia look good in 10g's before.
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I finally got my camera deck back! Here are some of the pictures I took...

Adding the eco-complete


Cleared up a bit


A few days later, added some driftwood (its not staying there, but it gives the female a place to hide, she hides above it while the male stays below)


Here is the male, this is the best pic I could get of him
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