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Zuckerwatte 07-28-2009 11:59 AM

10 Gal. question/stocking limit
I am sure this has been asked before, but I am a bit on the go today, and have to ask while I remember what I wanted to know :oops:

Anyhow I have a 10 gallon tank, it was previously stocked but life got in the way and my population sadly died out. That has been a couple of years ago. A second 10 gal. is the emergency home for a red eared slider turtle.

Now the question: I was looking into getting some more fish. I think I want to get about 6 tiger barbs, maybe a cat or 2 (suggestions welcome) and I have seen those 'Glofish'

At first I assumed they were the artificially colored ones, but they seem to be genuine. Would be adding 6, making it a total of 12 fish in the 10 gal too much?

I think I will need to replace all the filters, so I got some wiggle room.


1077 07-28-2009 12:15 PM

In my humble opinion, Six or eight of the glofish would work ,or six glofish and three corys. Tiger barbs are quite active and not suited for ten gal tank. They will turn on each other in small enviornment and they really need more room. When small they might work for a while but i would not trust them with glofish. In any event, a dozen small fish will require careful feeding and consistent water parameters.

Guppyluver4ever 07-28-2009 02:38 PM

I say you just get 7 neon tetras and then 3 cories, or get 5 glofish and three cories, definently not tiger barbs. If you stick with tetras, the more fish you can have because tetras always have small bioloads.

Zuckerwatte 07-28-2009 04:28 PM


back to the drawing board for me. :-)

master robbo 08-04-2009 06:32 AM

Tiger barbs would be to agressive in just a 10g tank!

onefish2fish 08-04-2009 07:31 AM

have you searched on for a larger tank for the red ear slider? they grow pretty fast and need a large tank that has plenty of swimming room, an area thats dry with a heat lamp and idealy a dry area without a heat lamp too.

anyways, welcome to the forum.

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