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ArcticBanana
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Any problems with these two? Tank would be a 10 gallon, 1 male paradise fish and a breeding trio of platy, maybe 3 or 4 ottos, but probably not. I want the paradise fish to help with fry control. Thanks.
Post InfoPosted 19-Jan-2009 23:03Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
brandeeno
 
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should be fine. my paradise is pretty docile and was kept with endlers and guppies. did very well for population control. 10g might be small for the ottos but maybe a snail or two could help you with the algae problems if thats the worry.



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instead of a paradise fish maybe you could try a betta, just my 2 cents
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brandeeno
 
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depends on your preference. they are both very similar. bettas are better in a warmer water but paradise seem to be a bit hardier. I dont know exactly where you live but if it is anywhere near Los Angeles i could give you a paradise.

Bettas are generally cheaper and more plentiful in most areas but a nice paradise would be lovely as well. all about personal preference.



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well, in my experience bettas have been quite hardy.possibly not as hardy as a paradise,but since he has platys chances are the water woud be warm enough for the betta
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ArcticBanana
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Brandeeno, you might be my neighbor! I live in Downey, if you have any idea where that is. And I've had lots of bettas but never a paradis fish, plus my lfs doesnt always carry them so I wanna get one before there gone. Thanks Guys! I should be picking one up later this week, along with 2 platies.
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brandeeno
 
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haha yeah i live in pomona. there is a juvie and an adult with your name on it, but if your LFS doesnt carry them check out walmart... My two local walmarts carry blue paradise fish...

you can have mine for free though, they are in a temporary tank as they werent very nice to the new discus and a 2$ fish vs. a 30+$ fish isnt worth the gamble!

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ArcticBanana
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Hmmm.. driving an hour each way for one fish that i can get close by? Nothanks, but thank you. I thought they would be mroe peaceful to discus. :/
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ArcticBanana
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Hmmm.. driving an hour each way for one fish that i can get close by? Nothanks, but thank you. I thought they would be mroe peaceful to discus. :/
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EditedEdited by keithgh
Personally I would not think of putting that combination of 4 large fish into a small 10Gal in fact it is not a 10g to start off with it could easily be a 9G or less depending how the tank is set up substrate and DW plus any thing else in the tank.
With the Ottos they should only go into established tanks with a good supply of algae for them.

I would do a lot more research on paradise fish as there are so many of them.

Have a look in [link=My Profile] http://www.fishprofiles.com/forums/member.aspx?id=1935[/link] for my tank info
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brandeeno
 
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hmmmm agreed, but if you have a good filter and air with some decorations it would seem to be ok in a 10g just keep the gravel thin (unless doing live plants) and do a good 1/2 gravel vac once a week with your water change.

although if you could up to a 20gallon you fish you love you so much more and be happier!

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Paradise fish are fine in a 10 gallon tank keith.
Why dont you go for a pair of paradise fish? Condition them and theyre very easy to breed.
Post InfoPosted 27-Jan-2009 14:36Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
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If the male and female get into a disagreement, though, you could end up having a female with no fins.

Honestly, I wouldnt take the chance of putting 2 paradise fish in a tank. I know that the most of the time, they can be rather peaceful fish, but i also know that they can sometimes also be plain nasty.
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