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8 gallon nano tank! (CPD, ottos)

Hello all!

This is my first tank ever. I am very addicted and i love to watch my aquarium. Very relaxing hobby.

- 1,5 month old.
- 8 gallon ( 30 litres)
- 6 W led.
- keeping the temp 77 fahrenheit ( 25 degrees)
- 2 otto's and 5 celestial pearl danios.
- keeping it kind of low tech- no co2, no ferts.
- weekly water changes 15-20 %, siphoning 50 % of the gravel.
- java moss ,anacharis, anubias nana


I have no plans for the new fish. No overstocking. But i really hope that CPD's decide to mate with each other. Will fry survive in the moss? How could i spot the eggs? Fish are so small so i guess their eggs are very small too lmao. My otto's have survived for month and a week already. So i guess i am doing fine with water parameteres. I don't plan to use water tests.
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Your tank looks healthy and clean. Congrats on doing your homework before starting. The eggs will fall through the gaps in the gravel. If they hatch and you see them you could supplement their food.

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Your tank looks healthy and clean. Congrats on doing your homework before starting. The eggs will fall through the gaps in the gravel. If they hatch and you see them you could supplement their food.

Welcome to the hobby.


Thank you for the kind words.
At first i was kind of shy to post pictures, seeing the very perfect setups in this forum. I chose anacharis because it is growing really fast, almost seeing the improvement with day or two. Java moss is growing suprisingly well also. Anubia is known for slow growth. I also have one small anubia floating on top. Is it ok to let it be as a floating plant? One anubia is attached between decorations.

I guess fish will be happy when plants grow bigger. Then they feel more like in home. Both otto's and CPD's prefer lot's of plants as i have read.

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Looks nice. What kind of light is that?
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Looks nice. What kind of light is that?
Aquael "Leddy smart".

http://www.aquael.com.pl/en/products...75-leddy-smart

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Hey again!

I have a little problem. After i feed my celestial danios they take 1-2 gulps of air from surface after they are done eating. They go into hyperactive mode with chasing. After that they proceed to bottom/ mid swimming as usual. . I give them crushed flakes. They calm down in 10-15 minutes. Otherwise they have good appetite. I don't do water tests, but could it be ammonia/nitrites from overfeeding? Seems unlikely as i feed them once a day and pinch at the time. My ottos only eat cucumber / natural algae and they seem very healthy . Surface agitation is very good. Temperature still 77 F / 25 degrees


What could be the problem?

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You repeat that you don't do water tests. Can I ask why? They are inexpensive, and kind of fun to do.
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Heh, wouldn't worry too much about hyperactivity from any fish belonging to Danio sp. They are known for their frenzy. Also just heard a talk from a guy working at a known fish flake food company saying that they add a substance to the food that makes fish go into superoxide for a while. That way they offer their owner a good show after they are being fed. Owner thinks food is a lot better then the previous one. Owner buys new improved food. Company gets richer. Well at least they tell us what they do

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Added new plant- anubia coffeefolia.

I have not spotted any CPD eggs. Maybe they eat all the eggs because i see the mating rituals quite often. I hope that nature will do it's job and some of them can hide themselves until they are big enough.


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I have not spotted any CPD eggs. Maybe they eat all the eggs because i see the mating rituals quite often. I hope that nature will do it's job and some of them can hide themselves until they are big enough.
I used to have a school of Long fined Zebra Danios. They were constantly picking their own eggs out of the substrate. If you ever see them picking stuff out from between rocks, it's probably eggs. I did see a couple of fry in the tank once, but after a few days I didn't see them any more.
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Are you planning to put any shrimp in there?
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Are you planning to put any shrimp in there?
I plan to have separate tank for shrimp. I don't want to add any extra bioload at the moment.

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I plan to have separate tank for shrimp. I don't want to add any extra bioload at the moment.
In my book shrimp have less/same bioload compared to a snail.

I could be wrong if so, let me know


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