10 Gallon tank
Hello, I want to start a 10 gallon tank, and i want to have at least 2 fish in there that grow to about 2-4 inches. what sort of fish should i get?
Platties and mollies get about that size, as to some of the smaller gourami species. You could also get a smaller cichlid such as a single ram, apisto or kribensis, although I wouldn't recommend two of the same sex or even a pair because a tank that small wouldn't be suitable for a breeding pair. There are also some loaches that would work, such as kuhli or yoyo loaches.
Yoyo loaches get 5" long and should be kept in groups of 5. They need at least a 3', preferably 4' tank. They do not under any circumstances belong in a 10 gallon tank. Kuhlis and black kuhlis are the only loaches that belong in a 10 gallon tank.
Mollies also get too large for a 10 gallon tank. Frankly, I can't think of any fish other than kuhlis and bettas that get over 2" that would thrive in a 10 gallon.
There are a bunch of posts out there on what fish will fit in a 10 gallon, or you could hit the AGA planted tank awards and look at the stocking lists for the smaller tanks (though they tent to put a small SAE in a 10 gallon and trade it out for a new one every couple months when it gets too big.) Google "Aquascaping" and its one of the first things that comes up.
um what molly gets to big for a ten gallon
Bettas are overrated. Try sparkling gouramis for a change.
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