All Black/white Tank

Keith P Mccoy

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My son had a 5 gallon tank with some neon tetras and all fluorescent decor, which I am not personally fond of. I wanted to put my betta into a smaller tank so I offered to give him my 10 and make it really cool if he let me stock my 29 gallon with his tetras. We are gonna probably put a few black and white Molly's in it. I want to keep it strictly jet black and bright white, but I will probably have to bend the rules because I like plants in every tank and it's hard to find black and white decor.
 

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Sergeant Pepper

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I will say that anything white will probably eventually form some algae on it. So it's not going to stay black and white. Which one is going to have the black and white theme? The 10 gallon? If so, I think 10 gallons is too small for Molly's
 

tunafax

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If you keep it away from the window and never add any plants of filer media from planted tank, it won't grow algae.

I love it!!
 
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Keith P Mccoy

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Sergeant Pepper said:
I will say that anything white will probably eventually form some algae on it. So it's not going to stay black and white. Which one is going to have the black and white theme? The 10 gallon? If so, I think 10 gallons is too small for Molly's
I planned on doing 4 or 5 Molly's in the 10 gallon, I don't know how many fish they need for a happy school but I figured they need 2-2.5 gallons per.
 

Sergeant Pepper

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Mollys poop a lot and contribute a lot to a bioload. And 10 gallons isn't really recommended for them. They aren't schooling fish either, rather just social. I wouldn't put even 1 in anything less then a 15-20 gallon.

Instead you can go with Guppies, maybe 2-3 Platies
 
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Keith P Mccoy

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I did have an all white guppy, I haven't seen any all black ones yet but every time I go to the fish store I get a little better idea just what a wide range of colors and patterns they come in.
 

Sergeant Pepper

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KeyboardCat said:
What about panda cories, or black kuhlI loaches?
Neither are suitable for 10 gallons. Both require 15-20 gallons plus and are schooling fish needing 6+
 

Thunder_o_b

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A 10 is way too small for mollies.
 

75g Discus Tank

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How about a divided betta tank?

One side will have white decor and a black betta(kinda rare)

The other side will have all black decor and a white betta.
 

Gypsy13

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My mom would love the black and white theme and there are black guppies but ten gallons really limits the number and kind of fish. Keep us posted on what you come up with. I’m interested.
 

Demeter

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Black and white shrimp are a thing so there’s one option. Then there’s black/white bettas (may wat shrimp). Plus there’s guppies with black an white. Unfortunately there’s not many options because of the small tank size.

Mollies are a no-go, they can get upwards of 3in and having several active 3in fish in a 10gal is asking for problems.
 
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Keith P Mccoy

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75g Discus Tank said:
How about a divided betta tank?

One side will have white decor and a black betta(kinda rare)

The other side will have all black decor and a white betta.
That sounds pretty neat. I Will run that by my son
 

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