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post #1 of 20 Old 02-08-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallons tank suggestions on stocking?

Hi guys well somebody offered me a 10 gallons tank I tried but I couldn't said no I'm still not sure on what to put in it will be a planted tank for sure I I was thinking in red cherry shrimp but May consider some other ideas while I get it to cycle thanks for your input :)
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post #2 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:17 AM
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Small species of tetras, gouramis, rainbowfish, guppies, platies, mollies, ottocinclus, pygmy corydoras, rasboras.. these kinds of fish are pretty good. :)
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post #3 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 07:40 AM
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To supplement the above post, it depends upon what you are looking for. Do you like bright colors? Neons, rainbows, guppies, mollies, and gouramis fit that bill. Do you want to see a group of fish 'schooling'? Neons do that. Do you want to see lots of motion, again, Neons do that. Corydoras and Otocybclus cats deal with the food that the fish in the upper part miss. Otocynclus graze on algae, as well. Dow you want to see baby fish? Mollies and guppies will do that.

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Rainbows are absolutely not appropriate for a 10 gallon, and neither are mollies. Even the small blue eye species of rainbows like celebes, gertrudes and etc are far too active for such a small tank.

Only gouramis that are are sparkling, croaking, honey and MAYBE dwarf gourami. Many feel a 10 is too small for a DG.

Platies are also a bit too big for a 10 gallon, especially if/when they start breeding.

Neons are not active fish, especially not in such a small tank. Thats actually a good thing, since active fish do not belong in such a small tank.


Carlos, the red cherry shrimp are good for the tank. You can get some SMALL fish to live with them if you like, such as endlers. However, if you are not comfortable getting rid of fish, I suggest you stay clear of the livebearers. A group of sparkling gouramis would be nice. There aren't a whole lot of options for a 10 but there are enough - just keep in mind how small a 10 gallon is and don't try to cram large fish like mollies and rainbows or active fish like danios and blue eye rainbows.
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A Betta and some Celestial Pearl Danio would do wonderfully alongside the shrimp, assuming your shrimp have a place to hide from the Betta when need be.
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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Yup, you could even divide it and keep 2 bettas and 2 kinds of shrimp. Just make sure the two shrimp species can't interbreed. The product of 2 variations of a shrimp is often a wild color type, which is usually not attractive.
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Mm I have 3 male bettas another one doesn't sound like a bad idea but im afraid he would try to eat the shrimp I've never divided a tank that's another good option maybe a moss wall on the middle ao they won't look each other I've never seen sparkling gouramies on the local pet store jaysee how many of those can I keep in that tank ??
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My friend had like 5 or 6 in a 10 if I recall correctly. I don't have any first hand experience with them.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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I may do some research on them they look pretty
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10 gallons tank suggestions on stocking?

Yeah not a species that particularly interests me so I haven't done more than glance at them. I would if I had small tanks though.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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