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#31 VickyChaiTea

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

This is totally awesome. :D



#32 TekFish

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

Glad you think so!   xD

 

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#33 TallTree01

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

I would say this should be pinned... But it's the only thread in the Nano tanks section.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

Fundulopanchax gardneri a.k.a gardner's killifish is also suitable in the 5 gallon categrory



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

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> 12L or 3 gal
Betta Splendens (Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish)
Betta Pugnax
Betta Imbellis

Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)


> 20L or 5 gal
Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer)
Licorice Gouramis
African Dwarf Frogs
Corydoras Pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory)

Indostomus Crocodilus

Fundulopanchax Gardneri (Garner's Killifish)


> 28L or 7 gal
Boraras Brigattae (Mosquito Rasbora or Chili Rasbora)
Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio)
Hyphessobrycon Amandae (Ember Tetra)
Microdevario Kubotai (Green Neon Rasbora)
Aplocheilichthys Normani (Norman's Lampeye)
Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora)
Microrasbora gatesi
Microrasbora kubotai
Microrasbora nana
Microrasbora rubescens
Boraras maculatus (Dwarf rasbora, Dwarf-spotted rasbora, Spotted rasbora, Pygmy rasbora)
Boraras merah
Boraras micros
Boraras urophthalmoides (Least rasbora, Exclamation-point rasbora)
Chocolate Gouramis
Sundadanio axelrodi

Shell Dweller Cichlids

Mosquito Fish/Gambusia

 

@ TallTree01

Lol, get it pinned anyways! I'm cool with that!

 

@DerpPH

OK mate, thanks for that added it to 5gal.

 

Tek oot.


Edited by TekFish, 10 April 2013 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

Added:

Aphyosemion striatum (Red-Striped Killifish)

Epiplatys Annulatus (Clown Killifish)

Nothobranchius Rachovii (Bluefin Nothobranch)


Removed:
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> 12L or 3 gal
Betta Splendens (Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish)
Betta Pugnax
Betta Imbellis

Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)


> 20L or 5 gal
Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer)
Licorice Gouramis
African Dwarf Frogs
Corydoras Pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory)

Indostomus Crocodilus

Fundulopanchax Gardneri (Garner's Killifish)


> 28L or 7 gal
Boraras Brigattae (Mosquito Rasbora or Chili Rasbora)
Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio)
Hyphessobrycon Amandae (Ember Tetra)
Microdevario Kubotai (Green Neon Rasbora)
Aplocheilichthys Normani (Norman's Lampeye)
Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora)
Microrasbora gatesi
Microrasbora kubotai
Microrasbora nana
Microrasbora rubescens
Boraras maculatus (Dwarf rasbora, Dwarf-spotted rasbora, Spotted rasbora, Pygmy rasbora)
Boraras merah
Boraras micros
Boraras urophthalmoides (Least rasbora, Exclamation-point rasbora)
Chocolate Gouramis
Sundadanio axelrodi

Shell Dweller Cichlids

Mosquito Fish/Gambusia

 

Aphyosemion striatum (Red-Striped Killifish)

Epiplatys Annulatus (Clown Killifish)

Nothobranchius Rachovii (Bluefin Nothobranch)

 

OK guys little update, added a few more colourful Killis :D

 

Tek oot.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

Great thread Tek!

Just a thought - is it worth putting how many fish for each species in these size tanks? 



#38 TekFish

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

Hmmmm...yeah probably, I'll get on it.

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#39 mtbdean

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Could also add how many to keep in a shoal?



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

That's what was just said :D

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#41 mtbdean

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

Sorry - misread the post, thought it said maximum you could keep in x size innocent.gif



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

I would just like to point out that some of the stocking maybe wrong, and will be changed when I am made aware of it.

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> 12L or 3 gal
Betta Splendens (Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish). 1m 1f
Betta Pugnax 1m 1f
Betta Imbellis. 1m 1f
Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer). 2m 4f OR 5m (if you don't want them to breed)

> 20L or 5 gal
Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis) 1m 3f
Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami). 1m 3f
Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy). 1m 2f OR 3m
Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer). 1m/f
Licorice Gouramis. 1m 3f
African Dwarf Frogs. TBA
Corydoras Pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory). TBA
Indostomus Crocodilus TBA
Fundulopanchax Gardneri (Garner's Killifish). 1m 2f

> 28L or 7 gal
Boraras Brigattae (Mosquito Rasbora or Chili Rasbora). 6
Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio). 6
Hyphessobrycon Amandae (Ember Tetra). 6
Microdevario Kubotai (Green Neon Rasbora). 6
Aplocheilichthys Normani (Norman's Lampeye). 6
Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora). 6
Microrasbora gatesi. 6
Microrasbora kubotai. 6
Microrasbora nana. 6
Microrasbora rubescens. 6
Boraras maculatus (Dwarf rasbora, Dwarf-spotted rasbora, Spotted rasbora, Pygmy rasbora). 6
Boraras merah. 6
Boraras micros. 6
Boraras urophthalmoides (Least rasbora, Exclamation-point rasbora). 6
Chocolate Gouramis. 1m 2f
Sundadanio axelrodi. 6
Shell Dweller Cichlids. 6
Mosquito Fish/Gambusia
Aphyosemion striatum (Red-Striped Killifish). 1m 2f
Epiplatys Annulatus (Clown Killifish). 1m 2f
Nothobranchius Rachovii (Bluefin Nothobranch). 1m 2f


Ok guys added the stocking limits. They are a GUIDELINE not a rule, always check stocking plans with an experienced member of the forum, they will help you. This is mostly a reference for the species of fish which are capable of being kept in nano tanks.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Thanks, Tek! This couldn't have come at a better time, as my step-daughter is starting up a 5g for her classroom and was just asking what kind and how many fish she could get. Perfect!!



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

There's only one obvious mistake in the new guidelines:
Betta splendens can rarely be kept in any male to female ratios specially in a 3 gallon tank.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

There's only one obvious mistake in the new guidelines:
Betta splendens can rarely be kept in any male to female ratios specially in a 3 gallon tank.

 

Yeah, that probably wouldn't end too well on a permanent basis :P

 

 

The list is definitely starting to look useful though, plenty of options at all. It might be worth a pin once it's been exhausted - and of course when there's more threads in the freshwater nano tank section.

 

Fell free to post some photos or start a journal if you have a nano tank running that you'd like to share. We all like photos! yes.gif



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Good point TT. Am currently setting up a 30L nano tank for a single male betta. Still cycling at the moment, but hopefully it will be stocked soon!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

Okey dokey then, I'll take the male female ratios off the betta splendens. Is it just B.Splendens, or is it the other species too?

Tek oot.

Edited by TekFish, 13 April 2013 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

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> 12L or 3 gal
Betta Splendens (Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish). 1m
Betta Pugnax 1m 1f
Betta Imbellis. 1m 1f
Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer). 2m 4f OR 5m (if you don't want them to breed)

> 20L or 5 gal
Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis) 1m 3f
Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami). 1m 3f
Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy). 1m 2f OR 3m
Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer). 1m/f
Licorice Gouramis. 1m 3f
African Dwarf Frogs. TBA
Corydoras Pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory). TBA
Indostomus Crocodilus TBA
Fundulopanchax Gardneri (Garner's Killifish). 1m 2f

> 28L or 7 gal
Boraras Brigattae (Mosquito Rasbora or Chili Rasbora). 6
Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio). 6
Hyphessobrycon Amandae (Ember Tetra). 6
Microdevario Kubotai (Green Neon Rasbora). 6
Aplocheilichthys Normani (Norman's Lampeye). 6
Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora). 6
Microrasbora gatesi. 6
Microrasbora kubotai. 6
Microrasbora nana. 6
Microrasbora rubescens. 6
Boraras maculatus (Dwarf rasbora, Dwarf-spotted rasbora, Spotted rasbora, Pygmy rasbora). 6
Boraras merah. 6
Boraras micros. 6
Boraras urophthalmoides (Least rasbora, Exclamation-point rasbora). 6
Chocolate Gouramis. 1m 2f
Sundadanio axelrodi. 6
Shell Dweller Cichlids. 6
Mosquito Fish/Gambusia
Aphyosemion striatum (Red-Striped Killifish). 1m 2f
Epiplatys Annulatus (Clown Killifish). 1m 2f
Nothobranchius Rachovii (Bluefin Nothobranch). 1m 2f

@ This Old Spouse
Thanks mate, that's what it was for!

@ Joshwainwright
Thanks mate, I plan to!

Tek oot.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Great thread. Would love to see it pinned. I know many people keep shrimp tanks of nano size. Maybe those too could be added to the list? Also, a female betta splendens would do fine in a three gallon. :)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Great thread. Would love to see it pinned. I know many people keep shrimp tanks of nano size. Maybe those too could be added to the list? Also, a female betta splendens would do fine in a three gallon. smile.png

 

It said 1m 1f before but now I'm a little confused. Did that mean one male or one female or one male and one female

 

Obviously, only the first of the two would work



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

Oh, I could see how you would be confused. Definitely meant OR. Last update I read just had one male, but I feel it would not be fair to leave out the females as they make excellent small tank stock. Lighter and shorter fins make them less prone to diseases found in nano aquariums. Plus, they are usually cheaper and may not kill any shrimp you add with them.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

What diseases, atti?



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

Actually it did mean 1 male and one female but I'll add females back on when I have the time. Question, can the other bettas be kept in pairs?

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

What diseases, atti?


Typically fin rot/fin melt, but a few others as well including infection from tail biting, lethargy from generally less stable water quality, reduced slime coat production, etc.

Actually it did mean 1 male and one female but I'll add females back on when I have the time. Question, can the other bettas be kept in pairs?
 
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I believe many of the wild types can. Smaragdina, imbellis, etc. they typically need larger tanks though.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

Excellent thread, really useful :)



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

What about neon tetras? I've got a 60L tank (40cm2). I like the idea of a betta but what would be good to go with it in maybe a small shoal. You also mention my LFS probably won't have this stock - so where do I get them??! Based in W Yorkshire.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

A betta should be kept alone if in a tank smaller than a 10 gal enpxcept for a snail. Rasboras are normally ok.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

What about neon tetras? I've got a 60L tank (40cm2). I like the idea of a betta but what would be good to go with it in maybe a small shoal. You also mention my LFS probably won't have this stock - so where do I get them??! Based in W Yorkshire.

 

neons need to be kept in a 20 gallon tank.... 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

What about neon tetras? I've got a 60L tank (40cm2). I like the idea of a betta but what would be good to go with it in maybe a small shoal. You also mention my LFS probably won't have this stock - so where do I get them??! Based in W Yorkshire.

 

neons need to be kept in a 20 gallon tank.... 

 

I wouldn't go that far, I've had cardinals in a 65l before.

 

That said, we class nano as being 40l or less, and I wouldn't suggest a shoal of neons in a 40l.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

 

What about neon tetras? I've got a 60L tank (40cm2). I like the idea of a betta but what would be good to go with it in maybe a small shoal. You also mention my LFS probably won't have this stock - so where do I get them??! Based in W Yorkshire.

 

neons need to be kept in a 20 gallon tank.... 

 

I wouldn't go that far, I've had cardinals in a 65l before.

 

That said, we class nano as being 40l or less, and I wouldn't suggest a shoal of neons in a 40l.

 

 

well really depends on the dimensions really but its best for them!






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