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post #1 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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is my 10 gallon ok?

Hi! just got a new 10 gallon set up, just wanted to make sure my number of fish was ok for the tank size.

I have one beta, 2 corys, and 5 zebra danios.

Right now it appears to be fine, with plenty of room for the fish, but i'm not sure if it will be enough room when they are fully grown?

thanks for the help :D
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post #2 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 07:14 PM
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That should be plenty of room. At my work we say 1 inch of fish per gallon. But I think you should be fine!
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 08:29 PM
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Get 6 cories instead of two but stick to the pygmy species when doing so. Corydoras pygmaeus and Corydoras hastatus are good choices.

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post #4 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 08:32 PM
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Few questions..

How long has it been set up?
Has it cycled?
What species are the corydoras?
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 08:35 PM
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Honestly, I would swtich the Zebras out of the 10, buut I think they will be fine either way.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-19-2007, 09:49 PM
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Would 6 be the magic number for Spotted Corydoras (Corydoras ambiacus)?
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-20-2007, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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the corys are bronze corys (all the lfs had).

tank has been set up and cycling for like a week, we used aquasafe and some stuff my older bro recommeded called CYCLE. he checked the tank levels and said they were good.

so i should get more corys?
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the corys are bronze corys (all the lfs had).

tank has been set up and cycling for like a week, we used aquasafe and some stuff my older bro recommeded called CYCLE. he checked the tank levels and said they were good.

so i should get more corys?
More would make your tank look overcrowded. I actually think it is either a 15 gallons for new additions or dwarf species.:)

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post #9 of 22 Old 10-20-2007, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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we're going to see what we can do about the cory situation. but here's a pic :


the betta absolutely loves to hide inside of the log, the danios love playing in the current of the filter, and the corys are just fun to watch too; much more lively than i expected them to be. i'm really pleased with the fish :)
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-20-2007, 08:13 AM
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Your tank is looking lovely, rustyness. You probably already know this, but as it is still a new tank and you have a number of fish in there, keep a very close eye on the water parameters and plenty of water changes as required.

Do you have actual readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate you could post?

Oh - and one more thing... did you realise there's a small person in your tank?
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