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  1. Default TaiLung's 10 Gallon Journal


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    I have done more research on the zebra Danio tank size. It seems to be a very mixed opinionated topic. Some say 6 in a 10 gallon tank is fine, some say you need a 20 gallon tank. It's all very confusing so I'm just gonna leave the 2 I have in there and continue with my fish in cycle because I do not have much of a choice and I don't really mind waiting for my tank to cycle.

    However with that said, I would like to start planning out my tank. I would like to know what sort of fish would go great in a 10 gallon tank. I like schooling fish but I am also open minded to only a couple of fish as well.

    I cannot do more than 10 gallons because I live in a very tiny bedroom. I'm not fond of bettas. Any opinions?

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    Opinions?

    1. You're doing a fish-in cycle which .. oh, never mind
    2. Zebra danios need a 60cm wide at the very least to swim properly. A 10 gallon tank would work with small rasboras or ember tetras or some killi fish, or endlers or a pair of neolamprologus brevis.
    Last edited by talldutchie; 06-26-2013 at 08:02 PM.

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    The Dirty 75
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    First, I find fishless cycling to be more inhumane for the reasons this gentleman has pointed out:

    http://www.firsttankguide.net/fishlesscycle.php

    I did the fish in cycle for a reason. I understand zebras need more room. I can't help that. I've talked to others on different fish forums as well about this and some do agree that 5 zebras in a 10 gallon would be fine. As far as I'm concerned I'm just gonna do what works because I feel like an independent voter during the presidential election right now.

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    If I go into that it's quickly going to derail into something requiring moderator attention.

    Anyyway, you've got some species there that will wortk in a small tank. Good luck with the project!

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    It's gonna be a rough one but I hope to make the best of it. I don't have the ideal settings but I hope I can remedy that with extra care. I don't mind it because I already do it with my other animals. I own 1 chinchilla, 2 ferrets, 3 cats, 2 dogs and a gerbil. I have a zoo already and I enjoy cleaning up after my animals. A fish tank is the least of my worries LOL especially with ferret thieves around.

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    Well I'll tell you right now that many people on this forum will disagree with most of what that site is saying...

    The losing the cycle in the few hours after the water change and when you get fish isn't true. I had about 2 days between end of cycle and fish and was fine, i did add a drop of ammonia a day, and heck, I only tested every few days (wasn't in a rush so was taking some risk by not following instructions)

    Eventually once you get the tank cycled, you will most likely lose the zebra danios due to the ammonia and tank size (don't replace them), you should look into a micro fish (under half inch full grown) you could do a school of pygmy cories and a school of endlers (if you want to breed, have a home for the babies lined up)
    The Dirty 75
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    Gonna throw this out there - that article you read is by a french model ;)

    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
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    Yes I was thinking of the the micro fish like you suggested earlier. I'm just hoping I can find some in the local shops around here.

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    hmm that is an interesting skim, i read the parts on why fishless cycle is bad and why the fish in is better... but im not going to argue anything like that. as for the zebras. im sure they will survive in a 10g tank, though they are schooling fish and they do like to have a minimum of 6 (10 even better). saying a fish will survive and will it thrive are 2 different things. that being said i personally think they need some good swimming room, a foot print of 20g long would be my min because they are very active swimmers.

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