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post #1 of 6 Old 08-25-2008, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of catfish can go in a 10 gallon?

well i just wanted to know about some fish with characteristics like you know active i know catfish are quite the opposite xD but are there some catfish that can go in a 10gallon setup?
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well i just wanted to know about some fish with characteristics like you know active i know catfish are quite the opposite xD but are there some catfish that can go in a 10gallon setup?
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Not many, really. Most catfish get to a pretty big size so a 10 gallon tank is just too small for most. Here are some options:

-Pygmy corydoras (you could keep a good school of 6-8 of these little guys and maybe a couple other fish)
-Any of the regular-sized corydoras catfish, although you'd have to have a smaller than ideal school of maybe four or so
-A dwarf pleco, such as a clown or bristlenose
-A South American bumblebee catfish (not the Asian types, as these get bigger)
-Possibly a raphael catfish
-Upside down catfish, but you wouldn't be able to keep more than one or two which isn't ideal as they like to be in groups

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Not many, really. Most catfish get to a pretty big size so a 10 gallon tank is just too small for most. Here are some options:

-Pygmy corydoras (you could keep a good school of 6-8 of these little guys and maybe a couple other fish)
-Any of the regular-sized corydoras catfish, although you'd have to have a smaller than ideal school of maybe four or so
-A dwarf pleco, such as a clown or bristlenose
-A South American bumblebee catfish (not the Asian types, as these get bigger)
-Possibly a raphael catfish
-Upside down catfish, but you wouldn't be able to keep more than one or two which isn't ideal as they like to be in groups
are these all? because i like the raphael...but they rarely go out to be seen which is a drag
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-01-2008, 09:06 AM
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Actually, all but the largest of the Corys will do quite well in a 10 USG tank. Depending of the entire bioload of the tank, 3 to 4 Corys or if it's a species specific tank, up to 10 Corys in a well maintained tank is no problem at all.

Many of my 10 USG Cory tanks house up to 20 adult Corys, without problem. Frequent water changes and a clean tank bottom are what you need to concentrate on.

Just my experience. You mileage, may, of course, vary. - Frank

I keep approximately 95 species of Corys and have spawned 61.
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Actually, all but the largest of the Corys will do quite well in a 10 USG tank. Depending of the entire bioload of the tank, 3 to 4 Corys or if it's a species specific tank, up to 10 Corys in a well maintained tank is no problem at all.

Many of my 10 USG Cory tanks house up to 20 adult Corys, without problem. Frequent water changes and a clean tank bottom are what you need to concentrate on.

Just my experience. You mileage, may, of course, vary. - Frank
well i like em xD but i dont think i should keep one xD i have a pufferfish now xD i mean im keeping a crayfish in it but its meant for food when he grows more i had to remove the claws xD bumblebee was picking at em xD
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