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Old 10-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Stocking options? 10G tall

Ok so I have a 10g tall that I plan on making a heavily planted, high tech tank in a few months and I'm bored so I wanna hear what you think I should stock it with. No bettas, I have a build for that in mind as well.

I was thinking a pair of GBR with a group of 5 or 6 otos.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Don't do the pair of rams as that tank is slightly too small for them but the ottos are a good choice, just wait for the tank to be about 6 months old before you get them as they only eat natural bio film and as for a top swimming fish a nana fish like cpds or rasbora a could be cool. You could do about 6-10 nano fish depending on which one you choose.
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what are the dimensions of the tank?
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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Do 1 or 2 biggish fish like an Otto an a gourami and around 6 tetras
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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what are the dimensions of the tank?
14.5x9.5x16.5

I like gouramis too.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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I wouldn't.... a standard 10 gallon is 20x10x10, and I would use that for a ram breeding tank, but that would be one pair only, no other fish. The extra height in your tank does rams no good, while the shortened length means less space for them. Small gouramis would be a better choice IMO. Sparkling gouramis would be great in there.
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I wouldn't.... a standard 10 gallon is 20x10x10, and I would use that for a ram breeding tank, but that would be one pair only, no other fish. The extra height in your tank does rams no good, while the shortened length means less space for them. Small gouramis would be a better choice IMO. Sparkling gouramis would be great in there.
Probably a good idea. I'd like all three levels filled though. I like honey gouramis, Pygmy cories, and otos. Maybe a small school of nano fish in there?
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i would say go for dwarf gouramis and maybe some tetras
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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I see what you mean. If it matters, sparkling gouramis will roam all over the tank. If you're able to find croaking gouramis, they are great too; a bit larger than sparkling and loads of personality.
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Hmm I like the croaking gouramis. Maybe a trio of 2 females, 1 male, and a small school of otos.

Any other suggestions with maybe a little more color. I kind of want the idea of that tank to be a little out of the ordinary but still colorful. I don't mind plain fish as the plants are still going to be nice. Actually, as I write this I have no idea what I want for this tank other than the heavily planted part lol
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