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Old 10-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hello. I currently have a 10g tank in my daughter's room. I haven't kept fish since I was a kid so I am somewhat inexperienced. Hope to glean some knowledge for you all!
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA.

We all have some pretty definite ideas about what fits in a 10g.
AqAdvisor is a tool that can help you try out virtual stocking plans and then you can ask our opinions.
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If you are fairly new I'd recommend a lovely Betta with some Ghost Shrimp and a Snail. Live plants will give you more to look at.

Instead of a Betta...not with a Betta
You could do

Endlers ( like mini Guppies )
Or
Ember Tetras
Or
Chili Rasbora

I love Celestial Pearl Danios (CPDs). Mine look like tiny trout. I have 7 in my 10g with Red Cherry Shrimp ( RCS).

This is a more intermediate level tank. I have lots of live plants.

I started it as just a Shrimp tank. If I'd stayed with just Shrimp and Otos I'd still see babies, now the fish eat them. So the babies have to hide.

A 10g is too small for most common petstore fish IMHO. Neons and Platies need more room IME.

So if you want to do something different consider an RCS tank.

http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/article...rry-Shrimp.php

http://www.planetinverts.com/Red%20Cherry%20Shrimp.html

My tank before fish. Otos are the only Shrimp Safe fish.
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