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Old 06-24-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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New to the site : Acceptable stocking for a 10 gallon.

Hi, I was just wondering if this would be acceptable for my 10 gallon aquarium.
  • Black Phantom Tetra ( 2-3 )
  • Neon Tetra ( 2-3)
  • Apple Snail ( 1 )
  • Ghost Shrimp ( Undecided amount )
I do not want to overcrowd my fish but I'm not opposed to adding more/ removing some. Also, any new ideas for fish types that live will together would be great. I'm new at this and not planning on buying the livestock right away. I want to learn more on the fishless cycling and ect before beginning. Any information for a newbie would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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I could be wrong but I don't think that different tetras will school together. Maybe get six of one kind? The rest sounds good.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:36 AM   #3
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make it 6 neons or cardinals instead of three of each bc phantoms are too actuve and big for a 10 gallon IMO
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I agree with both. You should pick 6 of one smaller species (neons, black neons, cardinals).
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you could also add a dwarf gourami
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:59 AM   #6
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Almost bit, I was thinking of the black widow/skirt tetras which get a little bigger as 6cm..but for the ones he posted the phantoms are smaller
3.6cm/1.42" Black phantom tetra Hyphessobrycon megalopterus vrs 4.5cm/1.77" Neon tetra Paracheirodon innesi

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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Oh, that's true. You could do 6 black phantom tetras instead. =]
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Thanks so much to all of you I might do some more research on tetras and figure out which ones to choose / which ones are readily available in my area.
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You can add as many shrimp as you like, i have 23 in my 10g breeder, they don't count towards your bio load so get as many as you like. great little things keeps everything clean and shiny.
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Would it be possible to have 5-6 Black Phantom Tetras and maybe 2-3 male guppies on top of the snail and shrimp or would that be unacceptable ?
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