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my mom has a 55 that they move to when they get larger. i just want one of my own would like a small community tank after the barbs get large and move out but don't know what kind of fish would work.
There are lots of options for a 10g, and by selecting the smaller fish species you can have more which makes it a more interesting tank than just a fish or two, as fish do interact with each other. Some of hte "dwarf" species will have water preferences and being wild caught these can be more important, so kn owing you tap water hardness and pH will allow some of us to suggest suitable fish.

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There are lots of options for a 10g, and by selecting the smaller fish species you can have more which makes it a more interesting tank than just a fish or two, as fish do interact with each other. Some of hte "dwarf" species will have water preferences and being wild caught these can be more important, so kn owing you tap water hardness and pH will allow some of us to suggest suitable fish.

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thanks and I'm thinking about getting maybe 9 neon tetras would that be good with a few shrimp and nit sure about the tap hardness and ph but its from a well if that changes anything. will check once i get home
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my mom has a 55 that they move to when they get larger. i just want one of my own would like a small community tank after the barbs get large and move out but don't know what kind of fish would work.
With less than 6, you'll hardly ever see the little bugger, even with ideal water conditions. Trust me. I've been there. This is a highly social species and needs buddies. Kept singly you are likely never to see it or it will die of stress.

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thanks and I'm thinking about getting maybe 9 neon tetras would that be good with a few shrimp and nit sure about the tap hardness and ph but its from a well if that changes anything. will check once i get home
I would not cram neons into a 10g myself; as noted in our profile, a 24-inch tank is the minimum recommended for a group of neon tetra. We can find some very colourful smaller fish, once we know the params to narrow them down.

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I would not cram neons into a 10g myself; as noted in our profile, a 24-inch tank is the minimum recommended for a group of neon tetra. We can find some very colourful smaller fish, once we know the params to narrow them down.
ammonia is 0
nitrate is 0
nitrite is almost 0
hardness is 8

how about a 20L tank. what would work as far as community
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ammonia is 0
nitrate is 0
nitrite is almost 0
hardness is 8

how about a 20L tank. what would work as far as community
Is the hardness 8 degrees, presumably (as opposed to 8 ppm)? That's fine. What is the pH?

And yes, a 20 gallon long, which is 30 inches length, is much better. This will allow for neons and another similar tetra, plus some substrate fish like a smal group of corys.

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Is the hardness 8 degrees, presumably (as opposed to 8 ppm)? That's fine. What is the pH?

And yes, a 20 gallon long, which is 30 inches length, is much better. This will allow for neons and another similar tetra, plus some substrate fish like a smal group of corys.
yes degrees and ph is between 7 and 8 need to get the 20L soon
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