Am new to this site, would like to say Hi!
Recently I wanted to set up a 10 gallon community tank and was looking for a fish to cycle it with. Went to a fish shop and was sold a fish that the shop said was suitable and would help with clearing algae. Unfortunately, some research later, the fish i had bought turned out to be a Chinese algae eater, which doesnt seem to have a good reputation for being a community fish.
Fortunately though, I have only the CAE as yet. To make the best of a bad situation, I've decided to abandon my original plan (guppies) and plan the tank around the CAE instead.
The CAE is a baby, slightly more than 1 inch. I am prepared to keep it as a solitary fish if necessary, and to upgrade the tank when the fish outgrows it.
However, I'm not sure if its just me, but the CAE seems kind of lonely, and usually swims around the tank observing the movements of everyone in the room (it's quite cute, really). Are there any fishes that are suitable as tankmates for a CAE in a 10 gallon tank? I'm not planning to keep a huge number of fish in that tank so schooling fish may not be suitable.