10 gallon starter ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Plecomaker, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, so im looking for some ideas, maybe a list of critters and or fish hat would do well in a 10 gallon tank. Ive had big fish on the brain, so i need some ideas a variety.
    Keep in mind these dont have to go together, im just trying to make a list to choose from.

    ideally this will be her first freshwater tank, but she will have my supervision and she has helped somewhat with other tanks, so not a total novice.

    Ok ideas?
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Have you checked out the 10 gallon stocking ideas sticky by Anders?

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  3. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, i have. I dont agree with some of those, but also dont have 70-80% of thoseavailable.
    im also wanting people to consider suggestions of non fish, so other water craetures that are not on that list are welcome :)

    ps justread this what a joke

    kribs in 5 gallons, they must be nuts

  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    2 or 3 African Dwarf Frogs?

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  5. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Niceidea, but she'd have alot of work ahead of her as her mother is deathly afraid of frogs!
    and yes its ridiculous...
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You could do shrimp and snails?
  7. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    Shrimp! They are so mesmerising to watch.
  8. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    I would do a betta with shrimp and snails, bettas are simply so full of personality! They act like puppies!
  9. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I go with shrimp. A good cherry shrimp colony :)

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  10. DrSahlValued MemberMember

    I would go with a Betta or a Shrimp or a combo as some suggest.
  11. ClearEyesWell Known MemberMember

    I love the look of blue shrimp! I've never seen one in person, as my LFS doesn't carry them, but pictures I've seen look really cool :) If it were me, I'd get some blue shrimp (if available) and contrast it with a bright red betta :D
  12. Marinedude17422New MemberMember

    You could do shrimps, fish, or even go for an electric blue crayfish, this are really cool
  13. DrSahlValued MemberMember

    He might even be able to have two depending on what kind of Crayfish he wants.. he would also save some money on not having to warm up the water. If I recall most of the Crayfish do well even in water below 20 degree and I am certain most people have it warmer

    But it might need more water changing than the other options posted here.
  14. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    The blue crayfish would need a bigger tank, 20L minimum. A pair of CPO should be ok in that size, either way it would need to be fortified so they don't escape.
  15. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Do you mean 20G? A 20L isn't larger than a 10G

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  16. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    He means 20 Long... its 30x12 footprint, a 10 is only 20x10.
  17. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry I didn't mean to confuse, yes as Dom90 said , I meant a 20gallon long tank :)
  18. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Oh yeah, for some reason my mind went to liters.... Hahahaha! Whoops. Yeah. 20 long is definitely bigger than a ten

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  19. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I have three 10 gal tanks with a mix in each. Each tank now has a mystery snail, a nerite or 2, some ghost shrimp, One tank has 6 neons and 3 embers , need to find three more, tank 2 has 5 harlequin rasboras and tank 3 has 7 glowlight tetras, 3 regular and 4 albinos for a school of 7. Alison
  20. tartersauceValued MemberMember

    Also, if you were to do 2 crayfish, make sure there are ample hiding places they can stake out as territory. Otherwise they may fight for turf.

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