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10 Gallon Native Tank

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#1 Ad4m123

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 12:52 PM

Hi all! I'm working on setting up a 10 gallon aquarium, and I'm thinking of getting some least killifish, pygmy killifish, and maybe a pair of swamp darters for it. Would this work? I was thinking the darters would help keep the least killifish population under control, as this is the only tank I have right now. Any other stocking ideas would be great too.

#2 UncleWillie

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 11:54 AM

Sounds good to me.  I have a heavily planted 10 gallon setup that has 15 or so least killifish / dwarf livebearers, one swamp darter and about 8 grass shrimp. Everything seems solid so far.

Willie P

#3 swampfish

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 05:29 PM

That looks like a good setup. Based on pH readings I made in Florida where I collected them, I keep my pygmy killifish in rainwater and top off with well water to keep the pH between 5 and 6. I keep my Heterandria in the same pH. When I used my 6.8 pH well water only, the pygmy killifish and Heterandria only lived a few months before dying out. Swamp darters did well in my well water as well as rainwater.


Phil Nixon


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