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Vincent Bacardi
New Member
Username: bluerift

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:55 pm:       

Hello Iam a beginner into Freshwater Tanks. Right now I have a Month old 10 Gallon Tank all the conditons appear to be fine. I have 3 Mollies, 1 High Fin black Tetra 1 Algae Eater(Dont know exact species) 1 small minnow fish with a red eye(Dont know exact species) and 1 Glowlight Tetra. All are doing fine so far. I was wondering If I could put a Neon Gourmi or a Angel Fish in there. Is there any other species you could recomend?
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9681
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 10:12 pm:       

You are fully stocked as it is. Several of the fish (tetras and minnow) are schooling fish, so even if you had room, or moved them to a larger tank, you would be better off getting them a half dozen companions each before adding new species. If the tank had half as many fish, the dwarf gourami might be OK in a ten, but the angel needs at least a 29 gallon tank.

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Michael R. Monroe
Advanced Member
Username: mrmonroe

Post Number: 1187
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:39 am:       

Hi Vincent and welcome. In addition to what Cindy has said mollies are not a true freshwater fish they are actually a brackish fish. Yours will do fine for a little while but they need more salt than they recieve in a straight freshwater tank.
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Anthony
Junior Member
Username: bigant

Post Number: 28
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 04:22 am:       

"1 Algae Eater(Dont know exact species)" Is it like a chinese algae eater, or a plecostomus. You might want to find out, not many plecos stay small enough for a 10 gallon.
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