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Old 03-27-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Help stocking a ten gallon

I have a ten gallon tank that I need to stock this is what I would like to have please let me now if there are any problems or if I can add anymore fish

2 female bettas
5 neon tetras
3 Cory cats
2 swordtail

Let me know if you think I am overstocked thanks.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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Help stocking a ten gallon

I'd say you're more than stocked for a 10g.. I know some people go with more but I wouldn't..
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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Ouch... The swordtails really need a much bigger tank, like a 20 long. The corrys also need a bigger tank, and they need t be kept In groups of 6+
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What if I didn't get the swordtails or the Cory cats. Are there any other good bottom feeders and some other fish like guppies or something?
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I'd go with the neons, bettas, and oto cats 3 or 4

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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This is what I'm doing for mine
1 male betta
5 neons
5 cherry barbs
3 ADF's
10 ghost shrimp
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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Ok what if I did

1 female betta

5 neons

4 zebra danios

1 swordtail
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No on zebra danios. They are extremely active fish
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:10 PM   #9
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No swordtails and no danios
Swordtails- need at least 20 gallons
Danios- too active
You can substitute the danios by glow lights or cherry barbs
Also, why not try a male betta?
And also, you can. Add either shrimp or pigmy cories
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:24 PM   #10
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Celestial pearl danios are beautiful and stay very small. Can get a nice size school of them.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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I'd go with the neons, bettas, and oto cats 3 or 4

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I wouldn't go with oto cats, they prefer a mature tank with algae.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:30 AM   #12
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Ok what if I did

1 female betta

5 neons

4 zebra danios

1 swordtail

I would say no to the danios and swordtail. Because male swordtails get territorial in a small 10 gal tank. Danios are also very active. Neons prefer to be in a minimum of 6 in a group just so they feel more safe.
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If you do only 2 female bettas, one is gonna be picked on. I would do a single female or better yet, a male and 5 neon and some shrimp. 10g doesn't give you much room at all to play around with stocking.
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If you do only 2 female bettas, one is gonna be picked on. I would do a single female or better yet, a male and 5 neon and some shrimp. 10g doesn't give you much room at all to play around with stocking.
I agree this is good, you can add some ADF's if you wish as well, or some mystery snails
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