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post #1 of 12 Old 01-31-2014, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Are bottom feeders suitable for a 10 gallon tank?

So I have anew 10 gallon tank, just trying to get back into doing this as a adult always had a tank as kid but my parents handeled it. So my question is are bottom feeders something I should have in the tank.
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-01-2014, 06:36 AM
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hey
sounds like you have a good plan



hi timfdugas910
i shall ask someone to move your question to the appropriate section
i think you need to be,so you'll get the advise you are going to need.
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Thanks Yea so far it's been a week and knock on wood none have died yet. Trying to learn as much as I can about this, I would like to eventually upgrade to a saltwater tank and a bigger fresh water tank.
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-01-2014, 06:02 PM
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Bottom feeders like corydoras would love your 10 gallon and would suit them well. They help eat any fish leftovers that could polute the tank, so yeah, they would excellent additions. :) A school of 6 would be good.. they like their own company.
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-01-2014, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on what to get?
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-01-2014, 06:15 PM
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Sterbai corydoras species. These guys look fantastic with their awesome spots and patterns, and orange coloration on their bottom body, in my opinion. I think they are a tad more expensive than your average peppered corydoras, but worth it to get them I'd say. Panda cories are cool as well. It's up to you. :)
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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There are a few corys that could work in your tank but before we can really suggest any do you know your hardness and Ph of your water?
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Sterbai aren't suitable for a 10 gallon.

Corydoras hasboras - Salt and Pepper Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus - Pygmy Cory
Corydoras hastatus - Dwarf Cory

The above three are good options for a 10 gallon. Just remember to get a group of 6 and have a soft substrate, like sand or fine, rounded gravel so you don't damage their barbels.
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Sterbai aren't suitable for a 10 gallon.

Corydoras hasboras - Salt and Pepper Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus - Pygmy Cory
Corydoras hastatus - Dwarf Cory

The above three are good options for a 10 gallon. Just remember to get a group of 6 and have a soft substrate, like sand or fine, rounded gravel so you don't damage their barbels.
Ehhh.. Well, okay, you're right, Flint.. I guess they aren't suitable.. they do get a little big for a 10 gallon.. Only about half of 6 would be all right in a 10, but they won't be happy in small numbers.. Those smaller species of cories Flint mentioned should do better in a 10 without getting cramped... Sorry Tim, take Flint's suggestions instead :P
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There are a few corys that could work in your tank but before we can really suggest any do you know your hardness and Ph of your water?
All I know is I have had it tested twice and they say the water us great. I am about to get a water testing kit.
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