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Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by TekFish, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    I thought I would do this so the good folks of this forum don't have to repeat themselves all the time.

    Nano tanks are capable of housing fish but most of what your LFS will sell you is not suitable.
    I will try and compile a list of nano fish that can be kept in nano tanks. Any which I miss or you do not think should be in the group they are in, tell me and I'll modify the list. This list will also not include shrimp because I have no idea what sized tank is suitable for what specie.

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

    > 20L or 5 gal
    Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
    Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
    Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)
    Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
    Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer)

    > 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)
     
  2. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man Smart Homes System Specialist

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    Probably worth including the alternative name for Bororas Brigittae, "Chilli Rasbora", certainly my local MAs list them as Chilli, rather than Mosquito. This'll probably save some confusion.
     
  3. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    Ok done thanks TLM.

    Oh and if after a while you think this should be pinned, post in the pinning topics thread in board announcements and suggestions. Thanks. This is directed at all readers not just TLM.

    Tek oot.
     
  4. mtbdean

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    How about the Norman's Lampeye, or the Ember Tetra's?
     
  5. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    Ember tetras are already on the list I'll add Norman's Lampeye when I can edit my posts.
     
    Tek oot.
     
  6. TallTree01

    TallTree01 Coo, Man

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    Where are guppies? They should be in the 5 gallon part I think.
     
  7. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    OK guys new and improved list-a-mundo, here you go:
     
    > 12L or 3 gal
    Betta Splendens (Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish)

    > 20L or 5 gal
    Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
    Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
    Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)
    Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
     
    > 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)
     

     
     
  8. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man Smart Homes System Specialist

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    Soz, just thought of another, Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora). in the 7gal section.
     
  9. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    Ok revised edition!

    Added:
    Microrasbora Erithromicron (Emerald Dwarf Rasbora)

    Removed:
    None

    Moved:
    None

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

    > 20L or 5 gal
    Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
    Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
    Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)
    Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)

    > 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)
     
  10. Maedhros

    Maedhros Member

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    Dwarf puffers?  The thread on here says a single puffer can be kept in as little as 3 gallons, if you're manic about water changes.
     
  11. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    3 gal? I'll put it on 5 gal just to be safe.

    Tek oot.

    Added:
    Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer) - > 5 gal

    Removed:
    None

    Moved:
    None

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

    > 20L or 5 gal
    Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
    Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
    Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)
    Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
    Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer)

    > 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)
     
  12. Maedhros

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    Probably right, 3 gal is the absolute bare minimum as I understood it :)
     
  13. TekFish

    TekFish Member

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    Ok thanks guys. Keep the suggestions coming, maybe we can get this pinned!

    Tek oot.
     
  14. MBOU

    MBOU Recovering LFS Worker

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    Have updated your initial post TekFish, I think if we can get together some really great lists of nano species for each size, we can have either one or several pinned posts (per size?) but we need to up those species lists!
     
    That said... here are a few more, mainly rasbora...
     
    Plus...
     
    Sundadanio axelrodi (axelrods rasbora?)
    Licorice Gouramis (can find species lists but they arent commonly available...)
    Chocolate Gouramis (as above).
    Betta species (we can gett together a list?)
     
  15. TekFish

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    Added:
    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)
    Sundadanio axelrodi
    Licorice Gouramis
    Chocolate Gouramis
    Betta species( Pugnax, Imbellis, etc)


    Removed:
    None

    Moved:
    None

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

    > 20L or 5 gal
    Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis)
    Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)
    Poecilia Wingei (Endler's Guppy or Endler's Livebearer)
    Poecilia Reticulata (Guppy)
    Carinotetraodon Travancoricus (Dwarf Freshwater Puffer)
    Licorice Gouramis

    > 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

    I've added the ones you said MBOU can you just check I put them in the right place please?

    Tek oot.
     
  16. Welshweeks

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    Great thread/information, thank you.
     
  17. TekFish

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    You are most welcome!

    Tek oot.
     
  18. Aviici

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    Nice thread and idea, really helpful! Definitely should be pinned. Thanks TekFish!
     
  19. Welshweeks

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    Looking good, Tek, this will be really helpful :)
     
    How about African Dwarf Frogs?  I know, not a fish, but a fairly popular nano inhabitant.
     

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