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Old 04-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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What fish should i stock my 10 gal with?

I have had a filtered 10 gallon freshwater aquarium for a while and it has been cycling for 8 months. I want it to be a community tank, but I don't want to overcrowd. Any stocking suggestions?
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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You could try about 8 ghost shrimp, a dwarf gourami, and 4 white cloud mountain minnows
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There are lots of options! I personally love the livebearers, they are hardy and can be very beautiful and have cute personalities. Some possibilities are guppies, mollies, platys, and maybe some bottom feeders like a BN pleco, or a small group of corys (from personal experience ill tell you BN plecos are amazing at keeping the glass sparkling clean and free of algae, and they stay the perfect size for a 10g- as long as you don't mind some creepy facial bristles!)
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Also props to you for being patient and letting the tank cycle so long!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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You should do endlers
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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A 10 gallon is too small for a bnp. You could do a live bearer tank but your sure to be overran with fry very quickly. Personal experiences with my 10 gallon,all at different times of course:
a group of 6 Harlequin and 3 dwarf Cory catfish.
6 neon tetras, 3 ottos and ghost shrimp
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What about 3 pea puffers and 3 otos
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8-10 celestial pearl danios and some red cherry shrimp?
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I am leaning towards cloud minnows and some corydoras catfish?
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If you want something cool look around for the long fin variety of the white cloud minnows...
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I would go with a dwarf gourami and a small school of neon tetras.
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Neon tetras are pretty active for a 10 gallon, of course, you could put them, but they might not be very happy
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Neon tetras are pretty active for a 10 gallon, of course, you could put them, but they might not be very happy
That may be true. I like the ghost shrimp idea too. Could always go with guppies.
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That may be true. I like the ghost shrimp idea too. Could always go with guppies.
I wouldn't put them personally, they breed like rabbits! And they have higher "poop levels" than other small fish
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If you do cories they should Pygmy. Normal cories would be too large for a ten gallon. Most cories get around 3 inces, Pygmys will only get to 1 inch. Also, you should keep at least 5 cories.

I would go with shrimps, Pygmy cories, a dwarf gourami, and a school (4-6) of the smallest rasboras or tetras you can find at your LFS.
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Yes, harlequin rasboras are good, so you could try
5 harlequin rasboras
1 dwarf gourami
8 ghost shrimp
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Also, 3 pigmy Cory's
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I wouldn't put them personally, they breed like rabbits! And they have higher "poop levels" than other small fish
I have then in a 10, and yes they breed like rabbits, but I have plenty of people to give them away to.
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Or if you don't want them to breed only buy males
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