Knew this is coming.:blueshake: :wink2:tophat665 said: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.
You're pretty observant.:bluelaugh: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.
I've got a betta in a 5.5 (Steely Dan) and a betta in a 10 (Bruce the Shark). Of the two, Dan is the more active. He really is master of his tank, builds his nest in the floating riccia, and flares at his reflection from time to time. Bruce knocks around that 10 like a BB in a kettledrum. I need to get him some tankmates (some small cories and some ottos). If I were thinking about it now, I'd have silicon sealed some needlepoint netting down the middle of the tank, sewed java moss to both sides of it, and put two bettas in there.juliewiegand said: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