Nano Fish List?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by CindiL, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. CindiLFishlore LegendMember





  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What are the dimensions?

    Pygmy sunfish? Or a pair of Nothos?
     




  3. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Its 16 long x 8 1/4 wide by 10 1/2 tall

    The calculator here puts it at 6 gallons.
     




  4. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Chilli rasboras would look good & wouldn't bother shrimp
     
  5. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

  6. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Ok thanks. I'll take a list with me tomorrow and hopefully they'll have one or more in stock.
     
  7. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    I didn't get to the store but I called and my local store has emerald dwarf rasboras, gertrudes rainbowfish, endlers, sparkling gourami and ember or monde tetras.

    What do you guys think? I want them to get along so I'm tempted to rule out the gourami's. I might upgrade to a 12x12x12 cube which will fit better on my desk but its not a ton bigger, puts me at 7.5g.

    I'll go after work today,just curious. I think the endlers, dwarf emeralds and the gertrudes rainbowfish are both pretty neat looking from the photos.

    How many of each would you do per separate species? or are they all about the same bio-load? 3? 5?
     
  8. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'd say no to the rainbowfish for either tank - they're too active and are a little bigger than the traditional nano fish.

    What are monde tetra?

    You could probably mix the sparkling gourami with one of the schooling fish or the endlers.
     
  9. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Ok. So either the emerald rasboras or the endlers then. How many would you recommend? I don't think there is probably enough room for one of them plus the gourami?

    I don't know, I must've misheard him. I'll let you know though after I go :)
     
  10. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    I ended up getting 3 male endlers. They are super tiny. I didn't know if I should get 2 or 3 more for my 6g tank. What do you guys think? I change out about 40-50% water a week.

    They're very pretty. I'm glad I got them.
     
  11. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    Congrats on your endlers - hopefully you'll like them as much as I do. Colorful, spunky, and small bioload - they're great fish!
     
  12. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    +1 on the congrats ! Would love to see pictures of the boys once they've settled in
     
  13. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think you'd be okay with 4-6 male endlers and a pair of sparkling gourami.
     
  14. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Ok, thanks. I will go back for a couple more and see how my water parameters are after a week or two.
     
  15. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    My 12" cube came the other day. By the time I added sand, my plants and equipment it held just over six gallons.

    Loving the endlers who never stop moving. I have five now. Also got a yellow mystery snail.

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    It's weird how my other tank looks so distorted through this one. It's four feet long but in this pic looks like two maybe.

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    It's hard to catch the endlers on camera they move so much but I got a couple.

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  16. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    So many people try to keep fish that need more swimming room, get too large, have a large bioload, etc in a small tank. I think you did it right! Congrats on a great looking nano tank!
     
  17. RWP0505Valued MemberMember

  18. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Sure makes the snail look huge. Nice tank. :;hi1Alison
     
  19. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    No, but amanos would be fine too, they're just quite a bit bigger than the cherries.
     
  20. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks. I had to move the snail out. He kept eating all their food and got huge.
    The shrimp population got crazy. I have over 55 now. Interesting thing, the yellows have stayed yellow and the reds have stayed red over the generations. I thought their color would get muddy from the breeding but one color must be a dominant gene.

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    The endlers are still doing great in this tank. They never stop moving. It's so hard to get a decent picture of them.

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