Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Here are the basic minimum standards:
- 10 gallon aquarium
- 5+ fish (and figure 2 gallons per fish, so a 12 gal could have 6 fish). I really don't recommend less than 5 to begin with because you may have to remove one or two if they can't live with the others. Sometimes a fish is just too aggressive or submissive to live in a sorority and you don't know this until you try it out.
- Heavily planted (real or fake plants, just make sure you have at least 2 per fish), with lots of structures that have hiding spots. Any fish decorations/caves should have at least 2 exits.
- Excellent filtration (more fish = way more ammonia production)
- If you are getting your fish from different sources, all of them need to be quarantined for at least 2 weeks (preferably 3) to ensure they don't give each other parasites/diseases.