new 10 gallon - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 04:37 PM
New Member
 
Kriston14's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grannyfish View Post
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.

1 adult black molly - Buffy
14 Wonderful newborn fry - to be named
Kriston14 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 04:41 PM
Member
 
Varkolak's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriston14 View Post
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

That would make sense. Haven't you heard? We make yogurt, not sense.

~My Boss

Varkolak is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
grannyfish's Avatar
 
my filter is a penquin biowheel 100
grannyfish is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
grannyfish's Avatar
 
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??
grannyfish is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
grannyfish's Avatar
 
Are Cory cats ok with cherry shrimp?
grannyfish is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
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.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

Last edited by Byron; 07-14-2012 at 08:11 PM.
Byron is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 07-14-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
grannyfish's Avatar
 
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?

Last edited by grannyfish; 07-14-2012 at 08:31 PM. Reason: addition
grannyfish is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 07-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grannyfish View Post
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.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ten Gallon Planted without Fish/Golden Gourami 25 Gallon Andarial Freshwater Journals 7 06-23-2012 11:23 AM
120 Gallon With Home Made Stand and In Wall 55 Gallon With Drain and Fill Plumbing WTFJayJay DIY Aquarium 2 07-20-2009 04:33 PM
Stocking my 105-gallon display tank and 20 gallon sump fishr4life Saltwater Fish 2 01-27-2008 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome