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Old 03-21-2020, 04:08 PM   #1
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10 gallon stocking idea

So I'm setting up a new 10 gallon and until now I have only done smaller 5 gallon aquariums for my two betta. I was thinking of going a bit more difficult with this one and stocking a few different species. So my question is, would the following amount of fish be too much bio-load for a 10 gallon aquarium? If so, what would you recommend cutting down on or not including?

1 Betta
3 guppies
6 Kuhli loaches
1 Nerite
1 Golden Bee shrimp colony (15 shrimp)
1 Bloody mary colony (15)
1 Crystal shrimp colony (15)
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:44 PM   #2
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Skip the kuhli loaches, they need 20 gallons to be happy/healthy. Try pygmy corydoras instead.
Your betta might kill the shrimp.
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Alright, I'll look at some corydoras. I'm putting in a smaller female betta with them and while I do want her to eat the fry I will be keeping an eye on the tank for a while to make sure she doesn't attack the adults.

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Oh also if you are 100% set on having guppies make sure that they are all females as well. Bettas think that guppies are other bettas and can/will attack them. Females give you the best chance of that not happening but it doesn't guarantee it.
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Ah okay, I wasn't aware of that, I'll be keeping a very close eye on all the tank inhabitants for the first few weeks so if there are any problems I will be sure to take more aggressive fish back to the store. I am considering just not getting a betta for this tank and sticking to more communal fish.
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