Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Timaru NewZealand [south island]
    Posts
    6,223

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy new year! - Brookfish   Happy New Year! - The Red Severum   Congratulations on your rep star :-) - Celtic Fins   Welcome back - mommy1   Merry Christmas - AmazonJoe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    just something more random but how about a pair of Badis Badis. They are such loverly fish.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    3,562

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wishing you good luck! - Silbar   Here's one for your future school. - Boundava   Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   New fish ;-) - steeler58   Just because :) - Silbar   

    Default


    3 Not allowed!
    Good on you for caring so well for your father. A fish tank is a nice idea to entertain him.

    But I wouldn't go for badis badis. They are awesome little fish, but they act like cichlids (swim like cichlids and are a bit aggressive for a tiny fish). They will demolish inverts and really require live foods. I feel they might be too much maintenance for you to want to deal with and they don't move all that much either.

    Bottom strata fish usually need highly oxygenated water, and some fish/amphibians aren't good swimmers, so if they need to intake air via the water's surface, the trip up to the top might be difficult. If you do opt for a betta or aquatic frogs, I would make sure they have somewhere (like a shelf) to rest near the water's surface.

    I feel your best bet so far is to go with guppies or endlers. It's not just the lack of horizontal swimming space that limits your fish choices, but also the fact that the tank is deep with limited surface area for oxygen exchange. I think an airstone would be a great idea if you can get a cheap pump. I have a 27g hexagon tank (not in operation at the moment), and I learned a lot about what I can and can't keep in a column-style tank.

    Good luck I wish you the best. If I find something or think of something, I'll post it!
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Timaru NewZealand [south island]
    Posts
    6,223

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy new year! - Brookfish   Happy New Year! - The Red Severum   Congratulations on your rep star :-) - Celtic Fins   Welcome back - mommy1   Merry Christmas - AmazonJoe   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Good on you for caring so well for your father. A fish tank is a nice idea to entertain him.

    But I wouldn't go for badis badis. They are awesome little fish, but they act like cichlids (swim like cichlids and are a bit aggressive for a tiny fish). They will demolish inverts and really require live foods. I feel they might be too much maintenance for you to want to deal with and they don't move all that much either.
    Thank you for filling in some good points regarding Badis Badis. Actually thinking about it they maybe a tad to difficult for beginning out on. But two things i do not agree with are feeding and movement. Having kept them before, also bread them i have learned many things from these delightful fish. Hence why I recommended them. Mine were kept in both very large community tanks, also in species only tanks. Regarding feeding them mine lived happily on dried foods frozen foods also various types of pellets. Every couple months I would take the time to give them a small hint of live food

    I use to keep them in one of my old tank years ago 100g heavily planted community tank. The whole time they were active moving around always seen and busy. Due to the fish in the tank and the size I did drop food down the cave that they had calmed. But still for a tiny pair of fish they were always active in the old tank.
    The other tank they were in was set for breeding planted rock structure and wood. This lot were also very active.

    Anyway yes my bad not the best option for a beginner. Sorry for the wrong idea.
    More so when the goal is for a more colourful moving tank.

    mac

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    3,562

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wishing you good luck! - Silbar   Here's one for your future school. - Boundava   Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   New fish ;-) - steeler58   Just because :) - Silbar   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Ok then. I've never been able to get any badis on dried food! They are so tiny, I didn't think your father would see them! Why I wouldn't do shrimp either.

    If you compare their movement to friendly guppies or endlers who never stop moving, I'm sure you can agree that badis don't move as much. They pause, back up, hunt. Guppies just keep swimming back and forth and all over fluttering their flowing caudal fins.

    Anyway, good luck mac
    Last edited by angelcraze2; 09-08-2016 at 03:55 PM.
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    3,562

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wishing you good luck! - Silbar   Here's one for your future school. - Boundava   Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   New fish ;-) - steeler58   Just because :) - Silbar   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Btw, if you have badis badis, and you feel you can care for them, then you'd know best whether they would be good fish for your dad. Sorry I gave my exprience keeping them. I only had them in a 6g. They didn't breed for me. I had them in with neocaridina shrimp (which they ate), maybe that's why mine would not accept dry foods.
    Last edited by angelcraze2; 09-08-2016 at 04:08 PM.
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    3,562

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wishing you good luck! - Silbar   Here's one for your future school. - Boundava   Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   New fish ;-) - steeler58   Just because :) - Silbar   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Btw, I appologise! I got the OPs mixed. I didn't mean to downplay your suggestion Mac! I got all confused why a total noobie would have so much experience kind to think of it.....Lol!
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4,966

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7   Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny   Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Yes in a 15g tank - you only have a 12in x 12in floor space... You can absolutely do a betta no problem but I would go a different route. Get some microrasbora like celestial pearl danios and do pigmy corys on the bottom. Can do some red cherry shrimp in there too. The benefit to this is that this stock will cycle the tank with your safe start without overpowering with bioload.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •