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Alternative Fish for Nano Aquariums

It can be frustrating when you haven’t got the space to keep the fish you really want and there are many people that keep fish in unsuitably small aquaria. Other people choose to keep nano aquaria, maybe because they wish to set up multiple tanks without breaking the bank or to cut down on the time required for maintenance. Whatever the reason, I’m quite certain that you don’t all fancy filling your tanks with the standard small tank combo of a lone Betta fish and apple snail.

There are plenty of suitable fish for nano aquaria, by which I mean tanks between 5 and 10 gallons in volume, that are colourful, interesting or just plain unusual and that can be every bit as rewarding as larger fish in larger tanks. Here are some nano fish you may like to keep instead. (NB, please remember these fish still need appropriate water conditions and cannot be thrown into any old nano tank. The fish in this list all have different requirements)

Scarlet Badis, Dario dario

scarlet badisProvide this fish with a well planted tank with lots of décor to break up lines of sight and a few good hidey holes and you will be rewarded with a strikingly colourful and interesting fish. They enjoy heavy planting and, even better, they are naturally found with many commonly found and easy to keep aquarium plants such as Hygrophila, Rotala, Vallisneria and Limnophila.

If you are going to have success keeping this fish, you will need to provide some shelter on the bottom of the tank which should be covered with a fine substrate. Driftwood, bogwood and caves made from coconut shells would be perfect. Floating plants and dense vegetation would complete the ideal habitat for this species.

They can be fussy feeders and will prefer live foods however they will also feast on microscopic organisms found in suitably mature aquaria. Dario dario should not be housed with larger, dominating species as they are both slow moving and small. It is ill-advised to keep more than one sexed pair in a small tank as males can be territorial.

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Mosquito Rasbora, Boraras brigittae

Vibrantly coloured and absolutely perfect for a nano biotope project. The Mosquito Rasbora requires very soft and acidic conditions. They inhabit water dark with tannins and low lighting. There is typically plenty of twigs and leaves in their natural habitat and this fish will certainly appreciate dense planting. Oak or almond leaves, driftwood, bogwood or alder cones all make perfect additions to such tanks.

It won’t, on the other hand, appreciate a fast current or strong lighting and really ought to be kept in groups of five or more.

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Pygmy Corydoras, Corydoras pygmaeus

The Pygmy Corydoras is active, loves shoaling in close groups and stays small. A group of these could easily be kept in a 10 gallon tank with other small species or larger, peaceful fish that aren’t big enough to snack on the occasional Pygmy Cory for which they can make excellent dither species.

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They enjoy dense planting and natural décor that provides good cover, although they will tend to swim in the middle of the water column. The addition of leaves and driftwood to their aquarium will help recreate more natural conditions, however they would be fine without this providing there are no water quality issues. They prefer fine substrates owing to their sensitive barbels. They can be bred in the aquarium and are easily sexed. Fry may be hard to raise but it could be a good breeding project.

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Dwarf Puffer, Carinotetraodon travancoricus

While it’s hard to keep this fish with anything else, it has the personality to steal the show all by itself. Dwarf Puffers don’t require a huge amount of space and would be quite happy in a 5 gallon aquarium.

This is another species that does best in a heavily planted aquarium with plenty of obstacles that break up the lines of sight. You need a very well matured filter to keep this fish as high turnover rates will cause too great a current.

One particular aspect of this species’ husbandry requirements is the inclusion of snails in its diet. This is necessary to prevent its teeth growing too large as the Dwarf Puffer’s teeth grow continually. Fortunately, snails are easy to pick up cheaply and can often be found in pond filters.

On an easier note, they don’t require soft water which is ideal for most people with nano tanks.

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