10 gallon cistern stock?
2 male guppies
3 dalmatian mollies
is this an okay stocking for a 10 gallon tank with a filter and space heater? also what info should i know about these fish? advice? thanks
http://www.aqua-fish.net/imgs/fish0/vari... they come within orange and other colors and are very peaceful.
Don't bring back two guppies, get three, otherwise the bigger one will pick on the other.
and you still have room, so I would suggest getting a dwarf gourami: http://www.aqua-fish.net/imgs/fish/colis... They are commonly available and graceful to care for
So you tank will look like:
3 masculine guppies
3 platies or mollies
1 dwarf gourami (get a male, they are more colorful!)
guppies, platies, and mollies are all livebearers meaning they afford birth to live young, and they multiply like rabbits, so get adjectives males. They prefer a little bit of aquarium salt crystals (NOT table salt!) within their water, about 1/2 teaspoon per gallon. They should be fed tropical crisps and flakes, and mollies should be feed spirulina flakes in addition. Dwarf gouramis, which are anabantids and breathe air from the surface of the marine (like bettas) also like flake foods designed for tropical fish and love freeze-dried bloodworms.
remember 5 fish is full nouns for 10 gallon
also be very very careful in the region of temperature during water changes. mollies die slickly if temperatures vary.
warning buy 2 heaters, one for the tank and the other to heat the water you prepare for hose down change.
Mollys can often become suddenly aggressive even if they have be normally docile. They will often only do so whether there is more than one male and a female is available. You can describe by looking at the bottom fin located closest to the tail. If its triangular its a female, but if its straight its a male.
Since simply male guppies are usualy sold, They often get aggressive toward eachother simply becuase their naturaly territorial. However, i'm pretty certain your tank is big enough for them to be comfortably sharing. If it however has alot of decorations and smaller amount open space, they may fight.
I've owned both these breeds for a long time and i've seent heir behavior together. Sometimes a mannish molly that isn't dominant over any other mollies (particularly if he is the least of many) he will bully other fish to fulfill that natural intuition. Check the gender of your fish. If you have more than one male, the single thing you could do to keep them from fighting is any if you have two and one female, take rid of the female/buy another one, or if you have all three, don't include any females in the future. If you only enjoy one, there shouldn't be any problems, and you'll likely have some cute little babies within the future :-)
If ou aren't planning on babies, you can get rid of the females/male, or just resign from them be. If you have enough hiding places in your cistern you'll still probably get some survivors but hey, its free fish :-). If you want to save them, you can invest in another small container or get a breeding box. You need only grind up the food between your fingers so its small satisfactory for the babies to eat in the future so you don't own to buy baby food unless you want to.
Hope i gave you some helpful info :-)