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post #1 of 3 Old 08-08-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking Corys in a 10g

I have a ten gallon tank that i'm ready to stock (wanting to do both neons and corys). How many of each should i get? Or is a ten gallon tank too small to house both.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-08-2011, 04:26 PM
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I have a ten gallon tank that i'm ready to stock (wanting to do both neons and corys). How many of each should i get? Or is a ten gallon tank too small to house both.
Hello and welcome to TFK For neon tetras and also most corys you would be better in placing them in a 20 gallon tank. For neon tetra it is recommended that you have them in at least a 24" tank and most of the corys will need something larger than a 10 gallon unless you are dealing with one of the dwarf species. As for numbers both fish do better in groups neons and corys should be kept in groups of at least 6-7. You can read more about their requirements in the fish profiles which you can find the link at the top of the page second tab from the left.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-08-2011, 05:13 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping.

I agree with Barb's suggestions. You could manage, but it would be something akin to standing on a very pointed fence and trying to balance yourself and not falling off.

There are many, many very suitable fish, and very colourful ones too, for a 10g tank. Is it planted? That also helps a lot. You can browse through our fish profiles for some ideas [profiles are under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page]. Some fish have a preference for soft water, some need hard water, many are somewhat adaptable as long as it is not too extreme hard. You tap water hardness and pH thus have a bearing on fish selection too.

With all the members we have, all of the fish in the profiles will have been kept by one or more of us, so questions can always be asked.


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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]
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