Stocking some smaller tanks

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Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by BullFishkeeping » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:47 pm

Hello,

I'm in the process of putting together my fish room, which involves moving some fish around. I will be left with an empty 5 gallon, 10 gallon, and 15 gallon.

I am wondering if there are any interesting species to stock in tanks that are this small.

I am not interested in cramping any fish, but if you do have a suggestion that may end up a bit big for these tanks once mature, please still let me know. I have a 35, 65, and 125 gallon aquarium as well that things could move into.

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome for what to do with these smaller tanks.

Thank you.

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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by Jools » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:33 am

Try Akysis or Microsynodontis.

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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by BullFishkeeping » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:11 pm

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll see if I can find some of these.

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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by N0body Of The Goat » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Bit late seeing this, but a small group of smaller Chaetostoma might work in a high water turnover 15g.
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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by JamesFish » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:14 pm

Firstly love the look of the Microsynodontis haven't seen them in shops but have built some trust with one willing to order in so maybe when I am ready to take.

I have picked up what they called a dwarf moth which to my untrained eye looks like a tiny banjo or rock catfish. So far have had it 2 months and see it lazing around. I got the last one when I was in a state to pickup fish and on revisit a shop in Sidcup did have more so they must be reasonably easy to get. They are keeping them in 1/3 RO my one doesn't so far seem to have had trouble adapting to tap.

https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/sp ... ies_id=432

I'm a big fan of smaller catfish as I don't have the big tanks needed for the more common ones and small catfish to me are still entertaining and rewarding to keep.

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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by Jools » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:58 am

Moth cats are typically Erethistes.

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Re: Stocking some smaller tanks

Post by lovefishtank » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:23 am

Corydoras are always my choice for tanks smaller than 10 gallons
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