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post #1 of 13 Old 04-04-2007, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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New tank...help please?!

I am just starting out with a new 10 gallon, could anyone help me out with what kind of fish I could put in it. I know I can only have small ones, are there are slightly bigger ones than tetras I could put in it? Thanks....
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-04-2007, 01:23 PM
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maybe a couple dwarf puffers??
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-04-2007, 01:38 PM
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put 10 cherry shrimp in it and start a farm you can sell them for $3 each and you can fit around 100 in a 10g
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-04-2007, 09:39 PM
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...any of the smaller tetras should be fine...they're a bit bigger though...maybe only have 5-6 in your 10g...

I have long-finned rosy tetras...very pretty...

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post #5 of 13 Old 04-04-2007, 10:48 PM
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I'm preferential to cherry barbs myself. They are pretty hardy, small, peaceful and are fun to watch. I've got some barbs in my tank and they have all sorts of fun playing school tag across the tank. :P
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-05-2007, 01:41 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Emily.

Here are a few I can think. Neon tetras, lemon tetras, beacon tetras, corydoras, otos and hatchetfish(cover glass is needed as they are jumpers).

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-05-2007, 11:23 AM
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10 gallons is too tight for most fish. On the face of it, cherry barbs look like they might fit, but they really need more swimming room than a 10 gallon affords. If you are interested in barbs, the only ones that will thrive (as opposed to survive) in a 10 gallon are Jae Barbs and Burmese Lipstick Barbs, neither of which I have ever seen for sale.

This is about the 6th time I've seen this thread. I am seriously considering putting together a list of fish that can work in a 10 gallon or smaller tank.

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10 gallons is too tight for most fish. On the face of it, cherry barbs look like they might fit, but they really need more swimming room than a 10 gallon affords. If you are interested in barbs, the only ones that will thrive (as opposed to survive) in a 10 gallon are Jae Barbs and Burmese Lipstick Barbs, neither of which I have ever seen for sale.
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This is about the 6th time I've seen this thread. I am seriously considering putting together a list of fish that can work in a 10 gallon or smaller tank.
You're pretty observant.

Why not? Not a bad idea at all. I might even consider making it a 'sticky'. If only to save him from overwork of same replies.

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post #9 of 13 Old 04-08-2007, 05:27 PM
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for someone relatively new to aquarium keeping...tetras...small ones...embers or neons...cheap...fairly harty...small...easy. Buy at least 6 of the same kind of embers,neons,or cardinals...bam...you are done. Its easy, schools of 6+ of the same kind of fish. because of the small bioload you could prolly keep 12 of them and have no problems.

I wouldnt reccomend Danios or hatchets or other tetras, as they are fairly active, and even though the smaller tetras are active swimmers, the little ones(cardinals,neons,embers) are around 1" instead of 2" or bigger.

if that isnt enough, throw a few snails in and everyone is happy.

The other option is a couple male fancy guppies(very messy, cant keep more than two with a group of say 6 embers) and 6 neons or other small tetras. now you have fish that hang out at the bottom to middle of the tank(tetras) and a couple surface fish (guppies).

case closed!
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-08-2007, 07:24 PM
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i get the impression youre thinking about schooling fish, however, if youre not, a betta would be lovely in a 10g and would be able to really stretch his fins and be showy
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