05-20-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ydnom89
Oh, I did have one question... Could I put, say, any Danios or Tetras in a 10 gallon tank with the same recommendations as the specific Danios/Tetras previously mentioned? Or should I stick to those particular species?
I don't consider a 10g tank suitable space for any danio. The reason is their level of swimming activity. Danio species are active swimmers, and such fish need space to swim actively. Makes sense.
Some characins (tetra) are the same, some are not. Fish like neon tetra are quieter that fish like rummy nose tetra, so neons will be better suited to somewhat smaller spaces than rummy noses, considering here only swimming space. Other considerations are also important.
We have fish profiles here, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Or when a fish or plant name appears in a post exactly as it is in the profile (scientific or common name), the name will be shaded and you can click on the name to see that species' profile. In the profiles it gives minimum tank sizes (depending upon the species' needs, this can be in gallons or tank length which is often more important) and minimum number of the fish in a group (some fish are shoaling and need a group), along with compatibility issues, suitable tankmates, special needs, and so forth. And each species has one or more photos.