09-01-2011, 01:25 PM
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I have 2 ten gallon tanks myself. They can be tricky to stock and still feel like you have a tank that is full of life and movement, but it can be done. Yours looks beautiful, by the way!
I love corydora catfish. There are a lot of varieties out there, not all stores will carry many types. The stores around me mostly stock peppered, albino, and if I'm lucky I can find pandas. I've had the best luck with peppered. They are bottom feeders, but they can get very active during the evening. They do best in groups of at least 3.
I've had a lot of trouble with neon tetras so I've decided to stay away from those. But they are also schooling fish, so get 5 or 6 of those.
Unfortunately for a 10 gallon tank you can't get too much more than that. I have had mollies and platies in my tanks, they don't need to be in groups. They are also a bit larger and add some color and size to your tank. Sunburst and Red Wag platies are a good choice.
Read the fish profiles at the top of the forum for any fish you're thinking of adding to make sure it will do well in your tank. Water hardness and pH may make a big difference between fish thriving or slowly dying in your tank.
I also have a single female betta in one of my tanks. This doesn't always work, if you're new to bettas do a LOT of research before adding one, they can be tricky.