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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 03:45 PM
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nice. Does your gourami seem to have enough space to swim around alot? I've just always heard they should be in 20 gals or bigger (same with guppies) and while I've never owned any, I'm always curiuos if that's true lol.
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My gourami is the same size as the guppies. 10 gal s definitely okay for both. Its the bigger gourami that need larger tanks. Honeys are tiny!

Aqadvisor says my stocking level is 82% and its very conservative. My filtration is 84% so my problem with adding more fish is that I need better filtration, not space.
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When I say same size, I mean length. The gourami is obviously rounder while the guppies are long and skinny.
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Batman is dying D: I couldn't find him anywhere thsi morning and finally found him floating in the corning. Went to scoop him out and he swam a bit, but all crooked.

He was completely fine yesterday, and he looks fine. Bright colors, normal eyes, mouth, fins look great, I dont know what happened.
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Thor seems kinda weird. He keeps swimming fine and then every once in a while he stops and clamps his fins up and then just continues swimming normal.

I actually hate my life.
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Tested the water. Ammonia an nitrite are 0. Yesterday ammonia was at .25, so i guess the bacteria just now caught up.

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oh man! i hope hes okay!:(

and yeah im aware that the honeys only get about 2 inches right? but ive still read that they are suppose to be in 20 gals of water, but i was just wondering lol.:)
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He passed away :/ Dot really know what happened, he seemed fine last night.

The others all seem fine though, so hopefully it was just some freak accident.

And yeah, I did lots of research and honeys do fine in 10 gallons. :)
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Nice looking tank.

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Thanks! And I got the pictures up!

Also, update. The others seem to be doing great. The gourami hasnt eaten much. Its like when I put food in, the 2 guppies come swimming up to get the food, but she just kind of goes off and doesnt care. I saw her eat one pellet 2 days ago. She seems fine though, I think shes just a bit shy and isnt brave enough to join in with the crazy guppies.

They love the bubbles! They constantly swim through it and the huge mystery snail loves it too.

I think I'm going to get a bunch of small shrimp to go in the tank at some point. Probably ghost shrimp since they are easy to get and cheap.

Also, for my birthday i'm thinking about getting myself a few endlers. aqadvisor says I can get 3-4 without overstocking, and its conservative so I think ill be okay. Im good with keeping up on water changes.

My only issues, Like i said, this is my first non betta tank. With bettas, they are single fish, so no need for quarantine. In order to quarantine the endlers for a few weeks, could I just use a sterlite bin to keep them in for a couple weeks? I wouldn't add any gravel or anything, maybe a couple plants for them to rest in. No filter so I would be doing daily changes. The bins are very cheap, so I could get a nice sized one, definitely over 5gals. I also dont have a spare heater, but since my room stays very warm, they should be okay right? Before I got heaters for my bettas their tanks were always 76-77. I have tons of heating equipment in my room thats on all the time (For my hedgehog and lizard) so no matter what my room is always uncomfortably hot. So for a couple weeks, they should be okay right? Ill definitely get a heater, if I really need it for that short time, but I keep the tank the endlers will go in at 77-78, so if they are at 76 for a couple weeks it wont be a huge change, you know?

Sorry, I never had to quarantine before xD
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