Originally Posted by Damsel king
Yeah I forgot to mention that the smaller the tank, the easier it is for levels to spike. Seems to go agains logic but the bigger the tank, the easier it is to keep these levels under control.
About the scooter, my LFS
sells scooters that can live off brine and if there was some chaetomorphia (I think that's the spelling) in the tank the pod population would be plenty to give the scooter something other than brine.
I disagree with the second part of your statement. Scooter blennies are actually dragonets and feed almost exclusively off pods
in the wild. A 10 gallon tank is way to small to successfully house enough pods
for one long term. Brine shrimp isn't enough to keep a fish healthy long term and once it runs out of pods
it will slowly starve. Just don't add a scooter blenny or mandarin, they already have a poor enough survival rate with experts trying to keep them. A beginner doesn't need this fish on their list.
Gobies would be a much better choice for a 10g and there are tons of cool inverts you could do with them.