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Old 04-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Can I add anymore fish?

I have a 10 gal planted tank with 6 platys in it right now. I would really like to get a few bottom feeders or algae eaters. I've heard a lot about amano shrimp, otos, and corys. I just really do not want to overstock my tank. Let me know what you think would be a good thing to add and why. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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I have a 10 gal planted tank with 6 platys in it right now. I would really like to get a few bottom feeders or algae eaters. I've heard a lot about amano shrimp, otos, and corys. I just really do not want to overstock my tank. Let me know what you think would be a good thing to add and why. Thanks!
You can add a baby siamensis, but you will have to rehome it once it come bigger. Amano/red cherry shimps will work well in a 10g with your platy IMO.

For low light tanks, you can add java ferns, they grow well under any lights. Cladophora ball (algae) grow under any conditions too.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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Hello Jen...

Your 10 gallon tank is maxed out, girl. Livebearing fish are fast breeders and will outgrow this tank in one birthing. I would make plans for at least a 30 G. The sooner you can move the fish the better. In the mean time, change half the tank water every 3 to 4 days. Include some Hornwort too.

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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I agree with the above posts. Platys are dirty fish and 6 of them is already on the high side for a 10g. Plus they reproduce like crazy if you have mixed sexes. That being said, I think Amanos would be your best option because they are too big for the platys to eat and they have a very small bioload. Most fish will try to eat cherries.
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Cool plants I use: Java fern, LACE java fern, amazon swords, Anubis. OFC I have more plants, but those are very low light. Java moss works too.
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A small school of pygmy cory's might work. They are TINY and dont have much bioload.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:44 AM   #8
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I think you are maxed out with 6 platy. I wouldn't worry about them breeding as the parents often eat the young unless you intervene. You could always rehome 3 and get a couple otos (remember otos and corys like groups of 4+ so take that into account)
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