New stocking ideas for the 10g - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 Old 10-24-2013, 10:54 PM
BWG
Member
 
I know some people will keep pygmy cories in a 5 gallon. I'm not really a fan of that tank size though except for Bettas or shrimp. Some I'm obviously biased.
BWG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 Old 10-25-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
Most people don't like the 5g because it is hard to keep a stable environment and cycle it properly I would plant it heavily though... So the issue mostly size...?
Posted via Mobile Device
squishylittlefishies is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 10-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Member
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
Its still has the issue of not being stable even with plants. That size tank doesn't give ya much room for error at all. I have use one for a QT tank but don't know if I would for long term.

Boredomb is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 10-25-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Well I have a 2.5 gallon reef aquarium and a 3 g brackish crab tank so I am pretty experienced with small tanks;) I have never had any issues except for the crabs demolishing all life in their tank lol. I am thinking that I will be ok with a 5. I will probably lean more towards a 6 or 8g, but really they are not much bigger. I make my own filter inserts too so I always add extra carbon in my little tanks.
Do you think that would be ok then? Size wise how many would fit?
Posted via Mobile Device
squishylittlefishies is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 11-01-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
We'll, here's how it all went down. Nine of the three stores even remotely near me sell mosquito rasboras- or that fish by any other name. :( shipping was crazy exspensive too. So, I did a bit of impulse shopping, I know I shouldn't, but I got some more plants, a school of dwarf cories which were on sale here for the first time ever and a pair of sparkling gouramis:) hope everything works out!
Posted via Mobile Device
squishylittlefishies is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 11-01-2013, 08:39 PM
BWG
Member
 
That stocking is fine for a 10 gallon. Congrats on the new fish!
BWG is offline  
post #17 of 19 Old 11-01-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
Thanks! I have to put some mesh on my filter, the gouramis keep getting their tails pulled towards the intake! eek! They are sooo pretty tho.
Posted via Mobile Device
squishylittlefishies is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 11-01-2013, 09:29 PM
BWG
Member
 
I have prefilter sponges over my intakes because of the tiny fish. Seems to work well. have seen people use mesh though.
BWG is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 11-01-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
The only problem is you have to clean it a lot to get out the debris caught in it
I was also wondering, one of my new Pygmy cories is a different pattern...he does not seem to shoal with them yet either, and I think he is a different types will he join their group eventually once he settles in?also, do stripe kuhlis school with black ones?
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by squishylittlefishies; 11-01-2013 at 09:56 PM.
squishylittlefishies is offline  
Reply

Tags
10 gallon , community , schooling fish , small , stocking

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
so these are my stocking ideas. i need ideas for a second schooling fish. ElectricBlueJD Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 05-06-2012 12:33 PM
Ideas for stocking 10g Aqua Jon Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 04-18-2010 11:51 PM
Ideas for a 10g? Puffer? Cichlid? redchigh Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 13 03-05-2010 03:29 AM
10g vivarium.. need some ideas :) beetlebz Vivariums and Reptiles 14 09-18-2007 08:20 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome