Should I add anything to this stocking?
I have a 10 gallon set up I am currently cycling the sponge filter. I have a 20 gallon air pump and a 10 gallon sponge filter and the current stocking plan is
- 1 Betta
- 2-3 Mystery Snails
- 5 Glowlight Tetras
This seems fairly well stocked to me but what do you think? Would you add anything? I can EASILY add another 10 gallon sponge filter.
I considered something like kuhli loaches or really anything non aggressive. The Betta is very laid back but he does have rather large fins
In my experience kuhli loaches need a much bigger tank. They like to zoom around the tank. I would not keep them in less than a 30 inch tank.
They were just an idea :)
I think you are good with what you have. I would not add anything else.
All I have is a snail and a Betta ... The above list is just what I am thinking of stocking with.
Ohhh. Yeah, I wouldn't get more than what you were thinking of adding. Truthfully, I think 3 mysteries are two too many for a 10. If you would like to add another snail, get a nerite.
Really? Everywhere I read says 2.5 - 3 gallons per snail ... And they are using a part of the tank that only the other snails will be using ... I was trying to cover all my areas of the tank.
well I can just get one more that I LOVE thats no issue lol ... I like to give them more than the minimum. No I prefer them not to breed but I do love my snails and I don't like having animals shipped to me.
My sources are snail forums and such :) I like species specific forums when possible
As long as you provide them with enough food, it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, you'll have starvation going on, which from what I've seen is a fairly common problem with too many snails in too small of a tank. I'm sure you'll get better advice on your snail forum than I'm giving you. There is no shortage of opinions, and there is no RIGHT opinion.
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