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ronnieroach 11-10-2011 10:20 PM

10gal stocking help?!
hello all,

today i bought a 10gal hospital tank for my venustus but he's doing fine so i now plan on setting it up as my new community tank :)

i'm thinking of a pair of colorful rams but i wouldnt know what to put with them .... ??

i def want tons of color!

any suggestions would be great!


New 11-10-2011 10:33 PM

maybe a GBR and neons?

bruinsbro1997 11-10-2011 10:39 PM

GBRs do not belong in a ten as a permanent home IMO. You could try shellies if you wanted to do cichlids. No neons with shellies though.

jcolon 11-10-2011 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by New (Post 1637992)
maybe a GBR and neons?

Cardinal and Rummynose Tetras in a planted 10gal with a black background and substrate (if possible). Their color combo's with the green and black can look striking.

ronnieroach 11-10-2011 10:46 PM

i dig the shellies idea & i know a shop w/ them so maybe those ..

is GBR a ram? lol i'm not up on my 'slang' :)

& i didnt think rams got too big but if its not a good idea i wont do it ..

bruinsbro1997 11-10-2011 10:49 PM

GBR=German Blue Ram :)

IMO a ram doesn't have enough space to establish a territory for itself and have room to stretch, especially with other fish in there. I would think a 20L is a more suitable footprint as they have more floor space to establish territory and live a normal, un-cramped life :)

If you wanted something colorful like rams, a betta is a good option. You could also try a trio of endler's livebearers, which stay small. You can even find a nice killifish to put in there, however which one you choose is up to you, there's hundred's of species.

picture_117 11-10-2011 10:49 PM

Yes GBR is German Blue Ram. Rams. They require 20 gallons minimum.
Anything specific you were looking for?

ronnieroach 11-10-2011 10:56 PM

gotcha :)

not really anything specific in the WANT department.. i'm def not looking for a betta though

& i dont really want mollies, guppies or tetras either.. i know, i'm being crazy picky lol .. i just want something that'll be fun to watch & stand out

i've had mainly american & now african cichlids

bruinsbro1997 11-10-2011 10:58 PM



OR...have you considered nano fish? Very cool IMO and ten gallon is the perfect size for any sort of nanos you want :)

picture_117 11-10-2011 10:59 PM

Yeah I just finished my 10 up & wanted something besides the usual.

CPDs are cool, Pygmy Cory's, sparkling gouramis, neon/ember tetras, killifish, dwarf pencil fish.

I ended up getting killies!

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