in looking for a oddball fish for a ten gallon.I do culture live foods and am looking for something funky/cool.
If you like color, peacock gudgeons are really pretty. They have colors similar to Killifish. I currently have 1 m and 2 f in my 10g. They like live foods, but do not require them.
id love those but they do eat shrimp and my shrimp I just got I don't feel like killing
Woah, I've never heard or seen of armored sticklebacks before! Interesting fish. By pipefish I mean like the ones for SW, just for FW.
Let me know when you get the Indostomus, as I have them on my wish list. Over the next few years, I am reducing my tanks in number, but changing the size. One of the display tanks will be a 6' nano/blue eye tank.There is only one pipefish smaller than 6". That wouldn't be suitable for a 10 gallon, as they are ridonkulously sensitive. Pretty as heck, though.
I will probably be getting some armored sticklebacks soon, mostly because I don't have a tank available for the one small species of true pipefish. However, this may be what you're thinking of anyway, as a big trade name for indostomus spp. is "dwarf pipefish" or some similar thing.
Actually indostomus may be worth consideration. I can't say for sure as I don't have any yet, but I'm pretty sure their mouths are too small to eat adult shrimp, though they'd certainly pick off any babies they came across.
Males have "wrinkles" around their eyes,they also have yellow bellies with a darker stripe down the middle of it and darker yellow and brown bodies with stripes.would I female and one male work?how do I sex these
oh do the dwarf puffer(s)! You will not be disappointed. You'll get a lot more info on this site now, especially now that more of us have them. What I want to add on top of everything else, and my only disclaimer with any puffer, is that these are very individualistic fish. DPs have a tendency to be more timid and docile than other species, however, they can still be killing machines. So ALWAYS have a plan B. Don't let their innocent cute faces fool you. But the reward for keeping them is well worth it just by their personalities alone. These are not as difficult to keep as some other sites make out to be, just require a little extra tlc.
ok thanks.I use Prazipro, but there are other medications. Ideally you want to soak their food, but you can treat the water too.
would a pencilfish be considered rarely kept or oddball?