I have a ten gallon with gravel and two fake plants. I know there should probably be more in there, but for now when I start off, is that ok? I plan on getting a little cave, a rock, and one other plant eventually.
Marine i believe the "to much gravel" comments are directed at me :).
As for the hidey hole i was going to get a cave but i have found he constantly gets in behind the filter (between filter and heater) and seems to hang out there for a while n seems happy, Maybe a cave would be good.
Ill have to change the plant, i bought a fake plastic one before finding out it can hurt their fin's.
The plastic ones go all the way up and one spreads out quite a bit. I cannot take care of aquatic plants, unfortunately.
If I were to boil a rock from outside would it be aquarium safe? I mean really, really boil and clean it.
I stuck rocks from outside in a few of my tanks and nothing bad happened. I made rock sculptures and put them in there and nothing happened. But I live in Arizona.. . . it is so %$#@ hot it probably heated and dried any organism that could possibly live in the rocks. . . maybe.