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Old 06-27-2017, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!
I would like to start keeping fish soon, but I have been doing a lot of research and would like to ask for some advice from some experienced fish keepers.
I am looking for species that would do great in a 10 Gallon / 50 Litre aquarium. Although I've researched quite a bit about what fish I would work, I'm still not 100% sure. I liked neon tetras, which are very beautiful, however, I really would like a fish that I can bond with (is that weird?). I feel like if I only get a school of fish, I wouldn't be able to love them like I would a slightly larger fish.
I thought perhaps I could get some tetras and one or two slightly larger fish? But I don't know if that would be too much for a 10 gallon tank.
I was hoping someone might have some advice on what fish I could look into or what's worked for you, or just some advice for beginners.
Thank you!
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:17 PM   #2
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How about a Betta?

I don't recommend much besides nano fish and bettas in a 10. Have endlers and pygmy corys in mine and even then I need more room. Getting a 40breeder in 2wks to raise endlers (all male now) and mystery .
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I actually didn't think of a Betta! They are really beautiful, too. Could I keep one with a few neon tetras? I've heard that Bettas prefer to be alone but I've just read that they CAN be kept with other fish, but should they be?

I've never seen endlers before, they look super fancy!
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Would keep betta and maybe a snail or a few shrimp. Sometimes bettas don't want any other inhabitants in their tank.

I wouldn't keep any other fish.
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I say get a cool Betta and some shrimp. I honestly love ghost shrimp, I think they're underrated.
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Also, I used to have nerite snails and they're SO cool!
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The Betta could make a meal of the shrimp..... mine is a wuss and was afraid of the shrimp as long as they were with him.... but some Bettas are truly Alphas.

I am about to redo my 16g bowfront and plan on rehoming the Betta with some harlequin rasboras and some cory cats.

I know what you mean about attached though.... I am tretty attached to the Betta... the other fish, not as much.
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I love my betta! He will follow you around the tank, knows when its feeding time, and any time my hands are in the tank hes right there by them lol. Very cute fish!
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I love my snails. I kept a few glo tetra and a Molly together! They worked perfectly and mollies are very personable!
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I love my snails. I kept a few glo tetra and a Molly together! They worked perfectly and mollies are very personable!
Mollies and most tetra's require more space, OP only has a 10gallon tank.

Purple... Please research before you stock your tank, no matter what advice you are given. Saves lots of grief latter.
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