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post #11 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 08:21 PM
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One of my favorite 10g setups ever was home to some African dwarf frogs, if you want to go a different route. Good luck with stocking! <3
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One of my favorite 10g setups ever was home to some African dwarf frogs, if you want to go a different route. Good luck with stocking! <3

Girlfriend would kill me if she sees that in a tank no frogs no turtles she freaks out
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Bummer! They're so cute! ^__^
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I know she likes fish too but never liked frogs or snails so I have to keep tanks with fish only
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post #15 of 20 Old 02-10-2014, 01:07 AM
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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.
Hmm.. you know what, I hadn't thought of that.. You are correct.. rainbows ARE far too active in a ten gallon and they wouldn't do well.... And mollies, I've never kept any in my life lol, I thought they do well because of their small size. Bad guess.
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post #16 of 20 Old 02-10-2014, 06:12 AM
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Some strains of mollies can reach 6 inches, though that's unlikely. 4 is more likely, and they have a large bioload. In general though, live bearers need a larger tank than their size alone would suggest because they multiply quite easily.

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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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Ahh I get the picture. :) Wow, so some can possibly get pretty huge! 6 inches.. never seen one at that size before, but that's rare, huh? I see.

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post #18 of 20 Old 02-10-2014, 04:28 PM
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It's been brought to my attention that there are some "blue eye" species of rainbows that only grow to 1.25 inches, which would be appropriate for a 10 gallon. There are several species that fall under the blue eye umbrella, some of which grow to 2+ inches. Some stay small. If you can find the small small rainbows then great. Just know which ones you're getting.
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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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Are rainbow fish easy care?? that's an specimen that I haven't try to keep
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post #20 of 20 Old 02-10-2014, 05:45 PM
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Yeah but they have tiny mouths so must be fed tiny foods. The 0.5 mm pellet should be fine. They're no more difficult (in the right setup) than any other fish. Could probably do them with the sparkling gouramis.

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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