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post #1 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question What more i can add to my 10G tank

My 10G tank is running from the past 6 weeks. I believe its at the end of cycling. I'm still monitoring for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.

I currently have
2 sunset fire platy
2 black molly

Can i add any more fishes? I don't want to add Gourami / neon tetras/guppy or betta. That cuts down many. Are there any other options?
I'm not gonna add immediately though. I'm just looking for options.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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First, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

As you currently have livebearers, if there is male/female you will soon have many, many more.

Aside from the above, a 10g is not a lot of room, so a substrate fish would work and provide some different interest. A trio of one of the medium-sized Corydoras species (should be no less than 3 corys, they are shoaling fish and live in groups) would work, or perhaps a small species of catfish like a Whiptail Catfish.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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Bristlenose pleco will work (if you can be sure it's one of the small varieties), or a colony of RCS will work.

Other ideas could be a African dwarf frog, celestial pearl danios... I'm assuming you have a high ph, since Livebearers need that.

If you have soft acidic water, then I might give different options...

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-15-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply.

My water is slightly acidic around 6.4. I got some albino cories during cycling and it was nightmare with them. couple of them died and returned the last one to store.

Now i'm seeing some brownish algae growth.



Will any fish help get rid of these algae?
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