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11-18-2012, 03:49 PM #1
Stocking advice 10 gal?
I am thinking of starting a 10 gallon tank, plastic plants, polished gravel, light decor. I want to have 3 dalmatian mollies and 3 black balloon belly mollies with a firehouse theme. If I can have more fish, any suggestions? If I can't have that many, what fish can I have? it'll be heated, too. Thanks!
11-18-2012, 03:57 PM #2
What kind of filter? That's important.
Do you know about cycling?
Make sure your fish are all the same sex, or you will have masses of babies, and be overstocked. Actually, may be pushing overstocked already....mollies grow pretty big. With a good filter, you can probably keep 4-5 mollies.
Watch the balloon ones carefully, the other mollies might out-compete them for food, since they swim slower.
No more fish unless you switch species.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
11-18-2012, 04:12 PM #3
Underground Filter, and thanks!
11-18-2012, 04:17 PM #4
What is it rated for? It should be powerful enough to filter a tank twice your size.
And, cycling? You know of it? :)20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
11-18-2012, 04:22 PM #5
Yes I know of cycling :)
And I'm sorry I have absolutely no idea what its rated for! I used it in my old betta tank and he did just fine, tank stayed semi-clean besides the small amount of leftover poop and food.
11-18-2012, 04:25 PM #6Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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Underground (undergravel) filters tend to get clogged easily - most people don't use them anymore because there are better hang on back (HOB) filters available - you need filtration for at least 20gal and I agree with the stocking advice already given - mollys get quite large.
Edit: what size tank was your betta in? I'm guessing it was smaller than 10gal.
11-18-2012, 04:31 PM #7
My betta was in the 10 gallon with another betta.( I had a separator) And yeah, the filter didnt get clogged but would come out of place, if that makes sense...