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Vaibhav Pandey
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I have been racking my brain but can't think of a nano fish i.e. a fish that can live and be bred under 10 gallons and shows parental care in a planted tank

Like angelfish and rams fan their young, feed them slime coat move the eggs

So I decided to open this question to the community.

What do you think?

Btw, searching the web didn't help

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Vaibhav Pandey
I stupidly forot to add "in a planted tank"constraint
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I have been racking my brain but can't think of a nano fish i.e. a fish that can live and be bred under 10 gallons and shows parental care

 

Like angelfish and rams fan their young, feed them slime coat move the eggs

 

So I decided to open this question to the community.

 

What do you think?

 

Btw, searching the web didn't help

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On 7/18/2021 at 9:01 PM, DSH OUTDOORS said:

Lake Tanganyika Shellies!!! Multi's, Lamprologus ornatapinnus, etc

Amazing suggestion!  

Its fully my mistake that I forgot to include an essential constraint.............fish that show parental care and can live and breed in less 10 gallon planted tank 

 

Sorry for ther error on my part

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On 7/19/2021 at 6:16 PM, Guppysnail said:

I have luck with tons of plants and i do not root anything just attach to decor swords ludwiga pennywort moneywort cardinal wisteria sprite Maybe try some

Yes, that will work, attaching stem plants to large decor should give us the best of world's.

Pennywort can be a game changer if used correctly

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updates for new people

We are trying to determine what nanofish show parental care and can be kept in a planted, small(under 10 gallons)for their whole life.

Untill now we have narrowed it down to shell dwellers i.e. multies, with epiphytes on rocks

And tying stem plants on rocks, or having floating stems in the tank.

 

Can we think of any more species of fish who do this? Maybe any zoologists on the fourm can take interest....

 

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On 7/20/2021 at 3:05 AM, Vaibhav Pandey said:

updates for new people

We are trying to determine what nanofish show parental care and can be kept in a planted, small(under 10 gallons)for their whole life.

Untill now we have narrowed it down to shell dwellers i.e. multies, with epiphytes on rocks

And tying stem plants on rocks, or having floating stems in the tank.

 

Can we think of any more species of fish who do this? Maybe any zoologists on the fourm can take interest....

 

If nest guarding counts as parental care then I would recommend pygmy sunfish. I had had multiple generations come and go in a 8 gallon aquarium. They are very hardy, but eat only live foods.

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