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post #1 of 11 Old 09-28-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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What fish to stock in a 10 gallon with platties

I have a freshwater 10 gallon with 2 amazon swords, 1 java fern, 3 platties, 1 inca snail, 1 catfish.

What other type of fish can I put in there? I was thinking 3 glo fish or tetras so that they can school at least. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-28-2010, 10:11 PM
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There are a lot of good tetra options that you could do. Just know that once you get a group of 6-8 you're pretty full up. I'd look into Pristella Tetras (they're a personal favorite) but many would work. Just make sure you read up on any one you're thinking about in the profiles. Most are great, some will be too big or agressive (Serpaes, etc.).

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-29-2010, 06:26 PM
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Some tetra need more swimming room, so bare that in mind. What is the catfish you have? Some, such as corys, are shoaling fish and should be in a group.

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post #4 of 11 Old 09-29-2010, 07:28 PM
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I dont know what the Swords are but I have a Platy tank with Long Fin Danios which are fun, and Balloon Molly's which I think are awesome!
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-30-2010, 07:56 PM
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Yes what kind of catfish do you have? I have ember tetras and they are very pretty.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-30-2010, 10:53 PM
guppies make a good fish but will hybridize... ram cichlids are mid and very colorful. Plus if you are looking into breeding cichlids are very easy to breed. Another fish is the neon tetra.

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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This is a 10 gallon tank which is not big enough for Chiclids.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-02-2010, 03:20 PM
yes i realize this but the ram is a dwarf cichlid and reachs a meer 3 inches

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-02-2010, 03:29 PM
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Most tetras would be a bit large, or at minimum, wouldn't 'shoal' in a tank that size.
Ember tetras might be perfect.


Also, look into celestial pearl danios. They're extremely colorful, and if you have ideal parameters for the platies (high ph, moderately hard) then CPD's will thrive.

You need to tell us what catfish you have.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-03-2010, 12:14 AM
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I would second the Celestial Pearl Danios. I just saw some in real life for the first time the other day. Minute, and adorable. The spots are fantastic.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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