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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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help me choose!

My ten gallon tank is almost at the end of the cycling process, and during that time I have been going back and forth about what kind of fish I want in it.

I have now decided that it will be either neon tetras OR endlers (all males). I want one type of fish and I don't want to breed any.

Which would you pick, and how many?

Here's the tank during the first week of setup (it has a few more plants now of the same kind).
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5 neon's wold be cool but unless you put ammonia in there you are not done cycling you have to cycle with ammonia the bacteria do not establish without food.
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I'd do a bunch of endlers, they are more unique than neons.

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Endlers he can not get those only hybrids it is almost impossible to get a pure blooded one schooling is interesting.
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Well if they are not planning on breeding, there is not point in getting pure ones. xD You can buy pure ones, just so you know.

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Well if they are not planning on breeding, there is not point in getting pure ones. xD You can buy pure ones, just so you know.
It is a lot more work like you need to check a registery plus purebreds are very expensive and it is a waste to buy a purebred of and endangered species if you do not breed them.
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Endlers would be nice and colorful and look great in that tank - maybe 1/2 dozen or so.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Well, I don't see what's wrong with not purebred ones...

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Well, I don't see what's wrong with not purebred ones...
Yeah I bought a hybrid to strengthen my guppy colony genetic diversity and hoping certain features of there's like faster breeding rate go into future breeding rate go too the next generation.
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One vote for neons and two votes for endlers! I am leaning towards endlers myself. I was planning on getting more than a half dozen of whichever I choose though. I thought I'd get five to start and then add another four once the tank adjusted to the bioload.
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