I seriously love my brother SO MUCH right now. When he moved out, he left his ten gallon glass aquarium, filter, heater, etc. sitting in the garage, empty. I was just talking to him and I mentioned the aquarium, and wonder of wonders, he said if I wanted to set it up, he wouldn't want it back until he bought a house (which isn't going to happen for several years, at least... at which point I'm sure I'll be able to buy my own ten gallon and whatnot to re-home whatever fish I have in his at that point).
SO FREAKING EXCITED!!
I have about a billion ideas going through my head right now about what I might want to do with it, but I want suggestions! I'd like to put more than one fish in there, so I guess no male bettas, but maybe a sorority? Or I could do other tropical fish, like cichlids or guppies or... or... anything! Should I do a planted tank? Make suggestions for me, please! I'll consider anything and everything you guys can come up with!
NO CICHLIDS!!! That's too small for them. I have an idea...
DWARF PUFFERS!!!!!!!!!!!! :3 You could have 2-3 in there but they're aggressive. DX You jut need it planted and stuff. They're freshwater so no marine salt. Your brother is so nice! Lucky...
Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
Killifish! Honestly they are hardy, colourful, can be kept in groups, easy to spawn and are very friendly once they get to know you. Plus there are so many different species available.
Here is one of my australe gold female. The male is stunning and having had these as one of my first species they are as easy as pie to take care of.
omg how CUTE! I love it, she is absolutely adorable! I might have to think about incorporating a few of those. How much space do they need, and do they play well with other fish?
Also, I think the tank might be bigger than 10 gallons. I went and measured it and it measures 24" long by 17" high by 12" wide. I was looking up dimensions of tanks for sale at Petsmart and it's looking like it might be... 20 gallons?