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    Hardy fish

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    Anyone able to recommend a fish that is hardy for a tank that is put in the balcony??

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    Balcony shouldn't be a problem.

    Most importantly is the conditions of your tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chua
    Balcony shouldn't be a problem.

    Most importantly is the conditions of your tank.

    any fish to suggest to put inside?

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    any fish will do, unless you're planning for a tank that's going to be in the sun cooking all day, no filtration etc.. so exactly what are you planning on that tank?

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    A common betta (plakat type)? Guppies too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by |squee|
    A common betta (plakat type)? Guppies too.
    If there are no other fishes you will be introducing, get a packet of feeders sword fish for $1 and watch them multiply by the days...
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    Let's take my balcony as an example....

    It's has no electrical point, gets a lot of sun and often an area that's at the back of my mind.

    If it's under these circumstances, then I would put plants like ferns, hornwort and frog bits inside. As for fishes, I would consider any labyrinth fish like bettas or gourami. Alternatively, I would also consider guppies. These fishes are hardier and can survive without filtration and water change for quite sometime.

    Hope that helps.

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    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    I am not sure about the fancy guppies. They are very prone to diseases.

    Green water might also be a tricky problem though I have seen some balcony tanks which have water crystal clear. Anyone have any thoughts about that?
    Cheers,
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    What else ! Pleco lah !
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    Hmm... I have had gold fish, mollies, loaches etc at my service balcony... Not much luck... Not much luck with plants too... 1 electrical point, though, so I have an overhanging filter... Got luck with some huge rasboras, though... got them cheap when they are small, looked like they will stay small but they turn up to be big-eyed-plant-and-everything-else-eating-monsters that grow to more than 8" long 2 years on... Very active but skittish though... Good for such tanks where no other fish or even plants will thrive... Can find them small at shops, they look like Rasbora Borapetensis , red and black tail, think there's red line on silver body. Not tetra, but rasbora, no teeth one... Am thinking of firemouths or convicts to accompany them now...

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    you probably have one of the tin-foil barbs. very few rasbora reaches 8" long.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Confirm not tin-foil bards... Mine are slender... They look like Rasbora Borapetensis with a red and black tail and a gold bar across the body...

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    just get those super tough fishes...but i admit they not so nice..lol.. like ikan sepat or ikan betoh....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by akoh
    What else ! Pleco lah !

    hehehe... my pseudas and whiptails will always be tops but now want some other little side line lah kekeekek.... thinking of endlers leh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondoo
    If there are no other fishes you will be introducing, get a packet of feeders sword fish for $1 and watch them multiply by the days...

    sword fish????? where? hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by loupgarou
    any fish will do, unless you're planning for a tank that's going to be in the sun cooking all day, no filtration etc.. so exactly what are you planning on that tank?

    will be getting lots of sun. small one foot tank with an atman pump .... thinking of a humid tank with plants and fishes... amazon style maybe...swampy enviroment... juts toying with an idea and hope that can be used later as referance for others who wanna do it also

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