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Thread: 10 gal tank

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    hello,
    i just recently set-up my new 10-gallon fish tank with a filter and a 50 air pump. i have 1 spiney eel, 1 oscar fish(2-3 inches) 1 green spotted bottom feeder, 1 tiger barb, and 1 gourami fish. i was wondering if i could get some help upon feeding my eel?i fed my tank three times so far and it doesnt wanna touch the food. tropical flakes of course. can i get some help? what should i feed it? is it acting normal just laying around the gravel?

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    Eels probably want live foods or frozen foods. I'm not an expert on them though. I will tell you having an Oscar in a 10 gallon tank isn't going to work. They get HUGE!

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    yeah im gonna go to the pet store tomorrow to try a blood worm of freeze dried shrimp maybe. and the oscar fish... well thats a different story im just gonna see how it goes

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    Oscars can get well over 12 inches when they are fully grown. You 10 gallon tank will not be a good fit for him. You might want to rehome him sooner rather than later. You don't want to stunt his growth. I'm afraid the rest of your fish are really over pushing the limits of a 10 gallon tank as well

    I have no doubt everything is working out fine right now. But that will change with time

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    Where to even begin with advice... Guess I will start by answering what you asked. Then move on to addressing the bigger elephant in the room.

    Your eel typically nocturnal, so they are more active at night and that is when they usually eat. Live food such as brine shrimp or black worms is the recommended diet for a young one, while live fish and earthworms can be feed to adults. Frozen food will also work, if you can get the eel to eat it.

    Now, let's address the stocking nightmare you have going on. Only one of those fish actually belong in a 10 gallon. Gonna break down the problems fish by fish, for you.

    Spiny(tire/tyre track) Eel - Gets up to 2 feet long, is hard to care for(as you can see by the feeding), is aggressive, likes slightly brackish(between salt and fresh) water, and should be kept in at least a 55 gallon tank but 75+ is recommended
    Oscar - Get 8-12 inches when full grown, easy to care for, may or may not be aggressive, and should be kept in at least a 55 gallon tank but 75+ is recommended
    Green spotted bottom feeder - Not sure what fish that is, there's nothing called that
    Tiger Barb - Gets 2 inches max, easy to care for, may or may not be semi aggressive, should be kept in groups of at least 3, and actually can live in the 10 gallon tank
    Gourami - Not sure which kind, but most can get 3 or 4 inches, relatively easy to care for, not aggressive, and should be in at least a 20 gallon tank

    To sum it up; your fish are pretty much all incompatible and your fish will grow way too big for the tank.

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    thanks for your help if i have any questions ill be sure to ask

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    so i found out what the fish was that we both didnt know the name of, a plecostomus. and my gourami is all white with things like whiskers (two of them) any idea the name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    Where to even begin with advice... Guess I will start by answering what you asked. Then move on to addressing the bigger elephant in the room.

    Your eel typically nocturnal, so they are more active at night and that is when they usually eat. Live food such as brine shrimp or black worms is the recommended diet for a young one, while live fish and earthworms can be feed to adults. Frozen food will also work, if you can get the eel to eat it.

    Now, let's address the stocking nightmare you have going on. Only one of those fish actually belong in a 10 gallon. Gonna break down the problems fish by fish, for you.

    Spiny(tire/tyre track) Eel - Gets up to 2 feet long, is hard to care for(as you can see by the feeding), is aggressive, likes slightly brackish(between salt and fresh) water, and should be kept in at least a 55 gallon tank but 75+ is recommended
    Oscar - Get 8-12 inches when full grown, easy to care for, may or may not be aggressive, and should be kept in at least a 55 gallon tank but 75+ is recommended
    Green spotted bottom feeder - Not sure what fish that is, there's nothing called that
    Tiger Barb - Gets 2 inches max, easy to care for, may or may not be semi aggressive, should be kept in groups of at least 3, and actually can live in the 10 gallon tank
    Gourami - Not sure which kind, but most can get 3 or 4 inches, relatively easy to care for, not aggressive, and should be in at least a 20 gallon tank

    To sum it up; your fish are pretty much all incompatible and your fish will grow way too big for the tank.
    one more question is it okay to once and a while turn off my air pump? theres a lot of bubbles on the surface.

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    yes, you can turn it off...but air bubbles are the least of your troubles with this tank, I'm afraid....this tank is the epitome of the wrong fish to have in a 10 gallon
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    I typically avoid things like this. But many people above have told you how serious of an issue you have with your tank stocking...

    I don't know if you want to just experiment but doing so with something that will suffer because of it is wrong.

    If the filter is causing water to fall into the tank then the answer is yes you can occasionally turn off the air pump, but probably shouldn't do it long if so

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