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Old 07-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #11
 
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OK
what would you think of :
6 neon tetras
2 honey gouramis
3 small corys
4 kuhli loaches

what about cherry shrimp?
Your tank would be over capacity at that point and depending on the filter, it couldn't handle that much. The fish get along and all though so no other big issues.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #12
 
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Your tank would be over capacity at that point and depending on the filter, it couldn't handle that much. The fish get along and all though so no other big issues.
Sometimes I loose track of the tank size, if you gave up on kuhlis that little tank would be spot on. But noting that its going to be planted you might be able to get away with 2 MAYBE 3 kuhlis but this is all assuming you do some serious planting
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
 
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my filter is a penquin biowheel 100
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
 
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I was advised to keep at least 4 kuhlis together. I originally planned on just 2. would the really be unhappy unless in a bigger group??
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
 
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Are Cory cats ok with cherry shrimp?
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
 
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Welcome, grannyfish, to TFK forum. Nice to have you with us.

If you noticed, some of the fish names shaded in previous posts. That means you can click on the names to see our profile of that species. The name will shade if it is typed in a post exactly as it appears in the profile, common or scientific name. If you check the profiles for the fish mentioned through out this thread, you will see a few issues which i will briefly mention.

A 10g is insufficient space for kuhli loach which should be in a group of at least 5 (4 might work, but better 5 or more) and needs a 2-foot tank with sand. Also note they will likely be hidden most of the time; they are nocturnal. Once settled they might come out depending.

Honey Gourami are also better in a 2-foot tank. In a 10g a pair is certain to spawn, and this will cause trouble for the other inhabitants.

Neons could work, but again a larger group in a larger tank would be best for the fish.

The initial Celestial Pearl Danio were OK, on their own [profile explains why]. Or a group of the Sparkling Gourami, 3-5. Substrate fish could be included, a group of one of the "dwarf" species of cory. Shrimp depending upon species, as some might get eaten (by the gourami).

On the LED light, I agree that low light plants (such as crypts, Anubias, JAva Fern, Java Moss, and some floating) will likely be fine, assuming the LED light is sufficient. I don't know the LED fixtures personally, but from those I have seen in local fish stores they seem to be good over small (under 20g) tanks with the right plants.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #17
 
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do I need to add fertilizers for the plants and if so, could you advise what would be best? and any recommendations for floating plants?

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Old 07-15-2012, 12:46 PM   #18
 
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do I need to add fertilizers for the plants and if so, could you advise what would be best? and any recommendations for floating plants?
Plant nutrients occur from two natural sources. First, fish food, which makes its way as organics down into the substrate where bacteria break it down. Second, the hard water minerals (calcium and magnesium primarily, but sometimes others too) enter via the source water (tap water) with water changes. Depending upon the fish load, plant species, and tap water hardness, this might be sufficient. But in most cases something can be lacking. So a good comprehensive fertilizer is advisable, in liquid form.

I use Seachem's Flourish Comprehensive Supplement, and I can also recommend Brightwell Aquatics' FlorinMulti. One of these is likely carried by a local fish store, or they can be purchased online. Make sure you get the specified product, as both manufacturers make several different products in the named lines.

Floating plants, have a look in our plant profiles (same place as the fish profiles), several are included. In addition some stem plants do well if left floating, Brazilian Pennywort for example.

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