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freshyfisher 05-15-2011 11:43 AM

What more i can add to my 10G tank
My 10G tank is running from the past 6 weeks. I believe its at the end of cycling. I'm still monitoring for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.

I currently have
2 sunset fire platy
2 black molly

Can i add any more fishes? I don't want to add Gourami / neon tetras/guppy or betta. That cuts down many. Are there any other options?
I'm not gonna add immediately though. I'm just looking for options.

Byron 05-15-2011 04:32 PM

First, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

As you currently have livebearers, if there is male/female you will soon have many, many more.

Aside from the above, a 10g is not a lot of room, so a substrate fish would work and provide some different interest. A trio of one of the medium-sized Corydoras species (should be no less than 3 corys, they are shoaling fish and live in groups) would work, or perhaps a small species of catfish like a Whiptail Catfish.

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redchigh 05-15-2011 04:36 PM

Bristlenose pleco will work (if you can be sure it's one of the small varieties), or a colony of RCS will work.

Other ideas could be a African dwarf frog, celestial pearl danios... I'm assuming you have a high ph, since Livebearers need that.

If you have soft acidic water, then I might give different options...

freshyfisher 05-15-2011 05:42 PM

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Thanks for the reply.

My water is slightly acidic around 6.4. I got some albino cories during cycling and it was nightmare with them. couple of them died and returned the last one to store.

Now i'm seeing some brownish algae growth.

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Will any fish help get rid of these algae?

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