10 Gallon Overstocked?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Samthebible, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. SamthebibleNew MemberMember

  2. nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    The strips aren't very accurate, get the API Master Test Kit, that tank is fairly overstocked, the dwarf gourami alone needs a 20 gallon at least.
  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    I agree, the master test kit is better, test strips are inaccurate and also more expensive to use in the long term.
    And yeah, unfortunately all those fish need a bigger tank.
  4. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Imo, a dwarf by itself does fine in a 10g. And personal opinion, but a school of neons also do fine solo in a 10g. I've found that neons aren't really *that* active like serpaes are, and do fine in smaller aqua compared to most schooling fish.
  5. imbaWell Known MemberMember

    Unfortunately it is quite overstocked.

    Better to pick only one of those species only in a 10 gallon.
  6. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    You're overstocked. None of those fish really are suitable for a 10g long term. These would however be perfect for a 20g long tank if you wanted to upgrade! You would even have room for a couple other fish like guppies or something :)

    There really aren't many fish that can live in a 10g tank
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember