Stocking 10g tank.

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Oct 6, 2022
Gonna redo the 10 gallon tank.

What fish should I house in it? I don’t want an aggressive tank. I want a peaceful tank. My most thriving tank right now is a nano tank, and I want to stay nano if I can but I have a pleco. What fish can I keep?

I have a bristlenose pleco that I love. I want to be able to keep him with other fish. I want a fish who can basically eat the waste and keep it clean as well. I have a lot of options but I want some advice from you guys.

Any ideas of other fish for a 10 gallon with a clown pleco?

IDEA: I think I want to do a sorority tank with 3 female bettas, a few dwarf Corydoras, and my pleco. Good idea? Yes? No? I think it might be unhealthy with a few bettas in a 10 gallon right?
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What are the tank dimensions (length x width x height)?

What is the GH (general hardness), KH (carbonate hardness) and pH of your water supply?
This information can usually be obtained from your water supply company's website (Water Analysis Report) or by telephoning them. If they can't help you, take a glass full of tap water to the local pet shop and get them to test it for you. Write the results down (in numbers) when they do the tests. And ask them what the results are in (eg: ppm, dGH, or something else).

Depending on what the GH of your water is, will determine what fish you should keep.

Angelfish, discus, most tetras, most barbs, Bettas, gouramis, rasbora, Corydoras and small species of suckermouth catfish all occur in soft water (GH below 150ppm) and a pH below 7.0.

Livebearers (guppies, platies, swordtails, mollies), rainbowfish and goldfish occur in medium hard water with a GH around 200-250ppm and a pH above 7.0.

If you have very hard water (GH above 300ppm) then look at African Rift Lake cichlids, or use distilled or reverse osmosis water to reduce the GH and keep fishes from softer water.

There are no fish that eat waste. Most bottom dwelling fishes will pick up uneaten food but only if they like it. If you have uneaten food in the tank, syphon it out and feed less next time.
I have a 10 gal tank due to space requirements.
1 have...
Harlequin Rasboras
Neon Tetras
Panda Cory cats
Also, many Cherry Shrimp that seem to be multiplying
It is a very peaceful and great looking fully planted comunity tank

BTW, I change 2 gal of the water weekly. :)
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