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9g nano tank stocking options??

So what, exactly, can you put in a 9g square tank? I'd like to put in nano fish, but is that possible? Yes, I've seen the list, but which of those fish would be comfortable in a 12" cube?

Originally I was looking at CPDs or danio erythromicron, or white cloud minnows. But then I came across some info that said you really shouldn't put (almost) any fish in such a small tank because there isn't enough room for them to swim about. Are there any fish that you know of which would be comfortable in this space?

I'm not going to run out & get any tomorrow, my tank still has to cycle and the plants should grow a bit, but I'd like to figure out what I could eventually put in there.

There is so much information out there, it is almost impossible for me to figure out what to believe. Trying to read up on fish has only succeeded in confusing me all the more.
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A 12 in cube is closer to 7g. Check out my tank in my Sig. You should be able to do cpds and erythrocrons

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My bad. The tank is 12x12x14.

Do you know of any other fish that could be happy in this size space? Apparently the White Cloud minnows fall into the 'too active' category, which is really too bad.

Your tank is beautiful. I really like the sunken head.
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Bettas, pygmy corys, rice fish, shrimp, micro crabs, micro rasboras to name a few.

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Recomend pygmy cory and rasboras
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I've got 5 blue rasboras and two clown killifish in my edge 6 gallon, and they appear to have plenty of room. However, unless you're set on schooling fish there's also bumblebee gobies, which are pretty sedentary, and also pea puffers, which you could have at least one of. They're active and interesting little fish, but absolutely murderous. Finally, scarlet badis's are beautiful and fun to watch, if you can handle live food. I know what you mean about the information, sometimes people here say you shouldn't keep any fish in a tank under 10 gallons, and they are ADAMANT about it. And then sometimes people have a school of small fish in a one gallon and everyone is cool with it. But as long as they're healthy, and not obviously bored, you should be fine.

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