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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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what would you put in a 10g (besides a betta)

So I have an empty 10g now thanks to a water changing accident that killed my two males that shared the divided tank. It was a temporary divide so I have the full 10g again. I've decided I don't want to divide it again, it was a pain in the but with cleaning. So my female is in my old 3.5 and a new male i bought is in her 5g. I'm trying to think of something besides a betta i could put in the 10g. I was thinking either maybe a pair of ADFs or i think i saw someone on here a few months back with a miniature puffer fish in a 10g. Any other ideas or comments? Thanks! And it's good to be back, i think i've been gone for atleast 1-2 months, lol. Works been keeping me busy.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 04:13 PM
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mollies, they come in all different colors and do well with bettas :)

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do you want something to go WITH a betta?

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no i want something besides a betta :) can mollies go in a 10g? i thought they needed something bigger

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How about a few guppies? Dwarf puffers are pretty cool. They sound like a pain in the hindquarters to care for, though. I researched those a while back.
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Guppies are ridiculously over-bred, so are prone to diseases. Mollies do well in a 20 or 30 gallon and prefer brakish water.

What is the hardness, and PH of your water?

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Well there isn't too much that can fit in a 10 gal tank. That's why I only use them for divided betta homes. Mollies would get too big. And unless you can find guppies from a good breeder, you're likely to get really weak ones. Endlers would be cool, but they need hard water. Once you let us know your water parameters we can help you stock the tank.

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what about cory's?

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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Fresh Water puffers are usually brakish water. For a 10 gallon tank I would get guppies, platties, or any small tetras with a cory catfish and some snails.

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Dwarf puffers are the only true freshwater for life puffer fish, actually. But you are right, normal ones can have quite confusing lives, some needing to go from fresh to full salt to mature properly. O-O
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