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Old 12-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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10 gal setup ideas

Hi all! I am thinking of getting some unusual tropical fish for my old 10 gal. Any suggestions?

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Hm, well a 10 gal is a rather small tank. Shell dwelling cichlids maybe?

A 10g, thinking about shell dwelling cichlids?
Shell Cichlids
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Thanks! Any other fish?
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I have two golden wonder kilis in my ten. they're pretty hardy too.

a dwarf puffer would be a good choice. I want one but my parents said no more tanks.

Lastly, maybe a kuli loach, I don't know if a ten is too small for these though?
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These are just my ideas, feel free to do whatever you want.
Option #1:
X6 Ember Tetras
X1 Killifish that is appropriate size for the tank (there's a lot of different species, so make sure to do your research)
Options #2:
X2 Dwarf Puffers with A LOT of hiding spaces
Option #3:
Shell-dwelling cichlid colony
Option #4:
X3 sparkling gouramis
X6 Pygmy/hasborous cories
Option #5:
X10 Chilli Rasboras
X1 Croaking Gourami

Hope that helped you out. Good luck!
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Any other cichlids?
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Any other cichlids?
You could use a ten gallon as a temporary home for breeding dwarf cichlids or a grow-out tank for their fry, but unfortunately, as a permanent home, nothing other than shellies.
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Betas are pretty cool. You might be able to do a male with some other fish.
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I like option number 4
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:29 AM   #10
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I think I will do a colony of shell dwelling cichlids.

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