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    Stocking ideas for a round 2g jar?

    My household buys the giant tubs of cheese puffs from walmart, and ive begun turning them into natural nano-aquariums.
    My first, (pic below) will likely just be a small colony neocaridinas, but i now have another...

    Should i fill a shelf with a collection of shrimp species?

    This empty one, I'm considering just foreground carpeting plants, with some sort of stylized bottom to it (like a tunnel) and some small plant species that will send up floating leaves, like an aponogeton, or narrow leaf crypt or jf perhaps.

    Any suggestions for species in such a small tank?
    Maybe a trio of endlers? Will celestial pearl danios do okay in a trio?
    Or some of the tiny hard water 'rasboras'?
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    I have done bettas, but i did not like how cold they get in them without a heater.

    White cloud minnows do alright in them. Killifish might as well.

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    Are those jars glass or plastic? What are the dimensions? I might need to get myself one of those.

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    Try Least Killifish, the worlds smallest live bearing fish. They would do great, they dont really require filtration or heaters. Some people have even kept them in outdoor ponds year round. @Sharksax has a bunch of em that he has been trying to find homes for for a little while now.

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    I do have a heater and filtration ordered for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    Are those jars glass or plastic? What are the dimensions? I might need to get myself one of those.
    Plastic. I havent pulled my ruler out, but im pretty sure its about 7' wide and 14in tall.

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    Dang 7 feet wide!!!

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    When a family needs cheese puffs, best get them cheese puffs.

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    I happen to have one of these in my cupboard, maybe when its done I'll do something like this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redchigh View Post
    Plastic. I havent pulled my ruler out, but im pretty sure its about 7' wide and 14in tall.
    7" i mean, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoof View Post
    Dang 7 feet wide!!!
    Put a dovii in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redchigh View Post
    My household buys the giant tubs of cheese puffs from walmart, and ive begun turning them into natural nano-aquariums.
    My first, (pic below) will likely just be a small colony neocaridinas, but i now have another...

    Should i fill a shelf with a collection of shrimp species?

    This empty one, I'm considering just foreground carpeting plants, with some sort of stylized bottom to it (like a tunnel) and some small plant species that will send up floating leaves, like an aponogeton, or narrow leaf crypt or jf perhaps.

    Any suggestions for species in such a small tank?
    Maybe a trio of endlers? Will celestial pearl danios do okay in a trio?
    Or some of the tiny hard water 'rasboras'?
    Get a tarantula! I recommend Carebina versicolor for that tank. In all seriousness i think maybe 2 or 3 bororas urapthalmoides would be cool. Hard to find but ive seen them at nature aquarium and also at aquarium city but i think they had it mistaken for a small whitcloud minnow

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    Interesting you bring those up. I considered nano rasboras and ember tetras early on, but our water is fairly hard. Don't they prefer softer water?

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    The holy grail of cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redchigh View Post
    Interesting you bring those up. I considered nano rasboras and ember tetras early on, but our water is fairly hard. Don't they prefer softer water?
    Yeah, if you have hard water do something else. Could whitelcouds handle that? Ive heard theyre hardy, but even if they could you could only stock 2 at the absolute most. Also would oxygen be a problem? If so get a teeny tiny anabantoid, like a honey gourami. I think they max out at ~2". But then again hard water.

    What a dilemma

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    I hadn't considered gourami. The only limiting factor will be swimming space, I don't expect issues with oxygen or water cleanliness.
    I used to breed a pair of flame gourami in a 20L, and they were pretty active. What about a croaking gourami?
    Ill also be keeping shrimp, and i expect anabantoids to be particularly carnivorous.

    Every time ive seem cpds, they havent seemed to be very active swimmers, but i havent seem them in an established tank.


    Thats it.
    Right now I've moved a bookshelf to a window, and I'm using them as terrariums for emersed culture. They work pretty well, room temperature and nothing but sunlight.

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    I've got 6 sparkling gourami in a 7.5 gallon cube with like 8 ember tetras.

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