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HDO17
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« on: July 19, 2015, 09:55:22 PM »

I am thinking of setting up a tank with these fish.
2 dwarf butterfly cichlids
1 dwarf gourami
4 endlers livebearers
1 pleco




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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 10:24:38 PM »

A 10 gallon aquarium isn't really as big as you think it is.  I am giving you a link to a stocking guide for a 10 gallon tank.     http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=11184.0

Butterfly cichlids would do much better in a 30 gallon tank.  A dwarf gourami I think would do better in a 20 gallon tank.  There aren't any plecos that are small enough to live in a 10 gallon.  If you do get the endlers, be sure that they are all males or else you will soon run out of room for all of the fish you will have.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 08:50:04 PM »

Thank you I will not get the cichlids  and if the gouramis is stressed I will find someone to have him.
my pleco is growing fast but if I have enough money and space I will upgrade my tank.


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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 10:16:19 PM »

I am thinking of setting up a tank with these fish.
2 dwarf butterfly cichlids
1 dwarf gourami
4 endlers livebearers
1 pleco




reply PLEASE!  ;]

When we get a post like this it makes most sane people think that that is what you are thinking of doing and not what you have actually done.

How about telling us which species of pleco you have?

;You are saying that you will upgrade if you have enough money and space.  What happens to the fish if you don't?

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 07:32:24 AM »

You have a pleco in a 10 gallon tank?!?!  There are hundreds of species of pleco, which one do you have?  The most readily available plecos grow to be 18" or more.  Some of the harder to attain varieties can do fine in a 30 gallon tank.... which you don't have.

You said you plan to upgrade your tank... that pleco will probably need a 6' long tank, depending on what species you have.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 09:16:38 AM »

I have a common plecostomous.
 if he is to big I will probably give him to my cousin he had one a foot long!

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 10:19:58 AM »

I hope your cousin has a 6 foot tank.  Common plecos cannot be kept in anything less than that.

If you are serious about keeping fish, read about the species that you want to keep before you get any!  Learn about their needs.  This is not a hobby that caters to the hobbyist.  You have to be a responsible pet owner.  If you don't want to give them a good home, get out of this now so that you don't kill for your pleasure.
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