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Stocking suggestions for 10 gal
Old 07-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #11
 
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Does anyone have additional fish suggestions? Prefarably another centerpiece.
You are limited by the tank size, and with a group of tetras it doesn't leave much. But some possibilities are the Honey Gourami (just one fish). [check the profile to see what you think of this fish]. There are several small fish that shoal that are ideal in 10g tanks, but these are not "centrepiece" as you are meaning it. The Ember Tetra, Celestial Pearl Danio, dwarf rasbora like the Mosquito Rasbora.

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
 
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Indeed, You can go with:

2-3 Female bettas (FEMALE ONLY!)
OR
1 male betta
OR
6 Glowlights
OR

A group of 6 tiny fish (smaller than glowlights, like ember tetras or neon tetras) with something else-
EITHER a centerpiece fish (honey gourami) OR A bottom dweller species (Small cories, or a shrimp colony)

Personally, I'd just go with about 10 of a tiny tetra.
All of this is assuming acidic water.

You really need to get a reading on your tapwater PH before you start considering the fish species.
You might be able to squeeze a bit more, but I wouldn't since it's your first tank.

Oh and to answer the question about the swordtails, That's a few too many fish for a 10G. If you got all males, I'd say 7 max. If you get males and females, I'd go with 3 females and 1 male. (They'll inevitably reproduce)
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:39 PM   #13
 
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My pH is 7.2 so no honey gourami.

How much should i stock it on aquarium advisor?

80% ?
70%?
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #14
 
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For my first tank, I had - 12 gallon

1 male betta
6 Corydoras
6 Neon Tetras

This is probably overstocked but depending on how many water changes you are willing to do then you could get away with 80% stocked.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:16 PM   #15
 
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When considering how many fish to put into any size tank, there are many things that factor in besides the size of the fish. Here's a good article on this topic from the head of this section by one of our members:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...tocking-38626/
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:03 PM   #16
 
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Aq advisor seems a bit liberal, it said that 5 neon tetras, 5 glowlight tetras, 4 shrimp, and 2 African Dwarf frogs only take up 85% of the total tank stocking.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:21 PM   #17
 
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If most people on fish forums used aq advisor we would all be overstocked lol
Shrimp and ADF have a low bioload that is probably why you can get away with 85% I struggle to use aq advisor though, cause im thick :( haha

I would listen to Redchigh and Byron though cause they know their stuff and have helped me MANY times lol
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:15 PM   #18
 
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I thought ADF had high bioloads.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #19
 
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My parents are convinced that new buckets have more chemicals than the old ones as they have less plastic smell
they also don't think an aquarium stand is necessary.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #20
 
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My parents are convinced that new buckets have more chemicals than the old ones as they have less plastic smell
they also don't think an aquarium stand is necessary.
Not sure I follow where this came from, the stand; an aquarium has to be on some type of stand, and it needs to be sturdy. Water is very heavy and an unstable stand can cause the silicone seal to break and the tank will leak.

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My pH is 7.2 so no Honey Gourami.
I missed this in an earlier post, sorry. Where did you read this? Our profile here on this fish (click the shaded fish name to see its profile) says pH below 7.5.

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