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Old 06-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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10 gallon Stock?

Can I get some recs on stuff I can keep in a 10 gallon tank other than a betta or puffer? I have an empty one I want to do something interesting with and I already have a shrimp tank.
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Can I get some recs on stuff I can keep in a 10 gallon tank other than a betta or puffer? I have an empty one I want to do something interesting with and I already have a shrimp tank.
For that size tank I would recommend nano fish such as ember tetras, celestial pearl danios, chili rasbora, or threadfin rainbows. Also, some strains of Endler's livebearers are also pretty neat IMO.
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How many do you think would work of each? Could I mix them with some pygmy cories and so nerite snails?
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I would advise the north american sunfish elassoma evergladei.
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I wouldn't recommend threadfin rainbows. They are extremely active fish, constantly on the move. I keep 12 in my 220g tank and they never stop zipping around. The Spotted Blue Eye's are better suited for a 10g IMO.
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Neon or cardinal trtras would be cool in a 10 gallon. Or some platies.
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Platies, Guppies, Swordtails, Zebra Danios, Glo Fish, Neon Tetras, just to name a few. DON'T PUT ALL OF THOSE IN ONE TANK, WAY OVERSTOCKED!
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Thank you guys for all the great advice! Do you know about how many of these types of fish I can do in the 10 gallon? If it matters its live planted. I do water changes once a week on Sundays. Filter is an aquaclear 20 gallon.

Also do you think I could do one of these types with some pygmy cory and a few nerites? How many of each would be okay?
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I found this site that sells Blue eyes and they have this starter kit. This is too much for a 10-12 right? Even their 6-8 seems off to me.

6-8 Starter Package for 6 to 8 Gallon Aquarium Tropical Freshwater Fish for Sale

10-12 Starter Package for 10 to 12 Gallon Aquarium Tropical Freshwater Fish for Sale
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You could probably add corydoras pygmeus. A really neat nano fish is any indostomus but they need small live food
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I found this site that sells Blue eyes and they have this starter kit. This is too much for a 10-12 right? Even their 6-8 seems off to me.

6-8 Starter Package for 6 to 8 Gallon Aquarium Tropical Freshwater Fish for Sale

10-12 Starter Package for 10 to 12 Gallon Aquarium Tropical Freshwater Fish for Sale

I have gotten several fish from these guys and they are top quality. I would not however get those fish for a starter package. Well the combination of fish.
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Platies, Guppies, Swordtails, Zebra Danios, Glo Fish, Neon Tetras, just to name a few. DON'T PUT ALL OF THOSE IN ONE TANK, WAY OVERSTOCKED!
Very few of those are suitable for a 10. Most advise neon tetras for 20g+ tanks, same with zebra danios / glofish. Swordtails get to 4", so not really a suitable 10g option. You really could only have 1 platy in a 10, so while it would work you wouldn't be able to have many. You could have several guppies though.
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