The last of my fish (a gourami) died recently in my ten gallon tank. He lasted approximately 5 years
. Now I know much more about fish keeping and want to start up a successful community tank.
I was considering doing something like this (taken off another fish keeping forum that I don't belong too)
1 dwarf gourami
3 platies- all male or all female unless fry are wanted
4 pygmy corydoras- stay very small, getting to around ¾ of an inch to an inch long. great for small tanks, but needs yo be kept in groups of 4 or more.
1 honey gourami- similar to the dwarf gourami, but stays 1/2 inch-1 inch smaller.
6 harlequin rasboras- small, good looking, and great schoolers. Another great community fish.
6 ghost shrimp
But I'm leaning more towards the first one because I really like the pygmy corydoras.
Does this seem like an appropriate amount of fish for a ten gallon tank? Also I would like to make it planted so any plant suggestions for someone starting their first planted tank? Any help would be greatly appreciated.