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Hi Fin Friends.
Anyone want to advise a returning 'love of fish keeping' lady?
 

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Hi Fin Friends.
Anyone want to advise a returning 'love of fish keeping' lady?
Welcome to TFF👋

Fire away with any questions you would like any advise on.

Always someone willing to help 🙂
 
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Welcome to TFF👋

Fire away with any questions you would like any advise on.

Always someone willing to help 🙂
Thank you for the warm welcome!
I am setting up a beautiful kitchen counter book shelf German glass tank 3 gallon. I have a small kitchen, but want the finned friends as my new living visuals. I am planning on an aqua scape and added a substrate under my natural pebbles (small). Today the water turned yellow from tannins. I did a 1/3 water change. No fish yet. I'm just cycling the tank and reading books about aquariums. I know the tank is small, but want hardy beautiful fancy guppies. I have soft water too. No dark background but white marble. Stones are natural.
I'm still buying equipment, and will order plants online. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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Thank you for the warm welcome!
I am setting up a beautiful kitchen counter book shelf German glass tank 3 gallon. I have a small kitchen, but want the finned friends as my new living visuals. I am planning on an aqua scape and added a substrate under my natural pebbles (small). Today the water turned yellow from tannins. I did a 1/3 water change. No fish yet. I'm just cycling the tank and reading books about aquariums. I know the tank is small, but want hardy beautiful fancy guppies. I have soft water too. No dark background but white marble. Stones are natural.
I'm still buying equipment, and will order plants online. Any help would be much appreciated!
Sounds a lovely little set up 🙂

With the tank only being 3 gallon it doesnt really give you much options for live stock. Sadly guppies need a larger tank and require hard water😔

I myself cant think of any suitable fish for a 3g. Some say a Betta would be ok but i think a 5g would be my limit. The best option i could suggest for you would be some small shrimp like cherrys.

Someone else maybe able to recommend some more options for you tho🙂
 

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Well hi,
Welcome to TFF... :hi:
I know more people who have a tank in the kitchen... If I had the space in the kitchen, I'd do the same...
 

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Yeah, I have some advice for you. Stick around. Lurk or participate but stick around. This is a very active forum with a lot of knowledgable aquarists and a lot of ordinary fish keepers that really like their fish more than just a little bit. This forum is not social media. Nay ! It is much more than that ! It is The Great TFF Forums ! Songs are sung and stories are told of the greatness found here.
 

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Welcome to TFF

Good advice above, get a bigger tank...surely you can fit a 10G in that kitchen somewhere?

Not much you can do with 3G, besides maybe some shrimp and a snail
 
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Hello fishy Friends,
My little tank in healthy and a home to two Leopard Danios so far.
I will add a pic soon.
I feel so happy to have these little fast swimmers, and they bring me such joy to care for them.:fish:
 

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Hello fishy Friends,
My little tank in healthy and a home to two Leopard Danios so far.
I will add a pic soon.
I feel so happy to have these little fast swimmers, and they bring me such joy to care for them.:fish:
Sadly slapped Dennis need MUCH more room and they also need to be kept in groups... Their minimum tank size is 20 gallons and they need groups of 6 or more.
Three gallons is way to small for them. I would recommend returning them to the store
 

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Thank you for the warm welcome!
I am setting up a beautiful kitchen counter book shelf German glass tank 3 gallon. I have a small kitchen, but want the finned friends as my new living visuals. I am planning on an aqua scape and added a substrate under my natural pebbles (small). Today the water turned yellow from tannins. I did a 1/3 water change. No fish yet. I'm just cycling the tank and reading books about aquariums. I know the tank is small, but want hardy beautiful fancy guppies. I have soft water too. No dark background but white marble. Stones are natural.
I'm still buying equipment, and will order plants online. Any help would be much appreciated!
Hello and welcome to the forum!! I would apt for a group of cherry shrimp as they would be the happiest.
My little tank in healthy and a home to two Leopard Danios so far.
I will add a pic soon.
I feel so happy to have these little fast swimmers, and they bring me such joy to care for them.:fish:
I am sorry to say but they need a minimum tank size of 20-30 gallons. If they are not in schools of at least 6-8 they can become really depressed. They are also very active as I'm sure you have found, and need a tank with a size to allow that activeness. A 3-gallon won't do that. You really need to research your species before getting them. I would recommend giving them back or rehoming them asap.

Instead, you would be surprised how cool and peaceful some colorful shrimp would be.
 
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