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mjryan

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Hey all,
I have almost everything I need to start up my 33 gallon long. The tank is going to be dirt with black diamond blasting sand as the cap. I bought a beamswork ea .5 watt light. Hopefully this will be enough light for the easy plants I plan on growing. I just have no idea what I should put in here. I do have 6 endlers in a smaller tank I would like to put in this tank. What center piece fish should I use? I really would like to get a species that would breed. Just not sure what to go with. Would like something different.
Thanks, Matt.
 

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Hey Matt,
I think the endlers are a great choice. Maybe you could use guppies instead, or try shrimp. Shrimp are great and colourful as well, and a great suit for a long tank. Plants would be best if they were easy, such as Windelov java fern, Anubias and mosses.
Good Luck!
 

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it's hard to breed in a community tank because the inhabitants will most likely eat the eggs/fry.

I love honey gouramis; a group of 3 (1m 2f) would be good for a centerpiece. depending on the conditions, they may breed in the tank, but the male would be pretty aggressive to passerbys, and the fry will be eaten when they hatch
 

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Zniaz said:
Hey Matt,
I think the endlers are a great choice. Maybe you could use guppies instead, or try shrimp. Shrimp are great and colourful as well, and a great suit for a long tank. Plants would be best if they were easy, such as Windelov java fern, Anubias and mosses.
Good Luck!
Shrimp usually stress and hide a lot with other fish. So expect not to seek them for a while if you are them. And give them hiding places.
 
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I'm really thinking on this and I may go with figure 8 puffers. I'm not really aiming for a community type tank. I just want so really unique fish. I was tempted to go saltwater for the first time with this tank, but I'm really pondering the idea of a brackish tank with puffers. Still up in the air. I also really like cichlids.
 

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