10 gallon starter ideas

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

  1. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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


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  3. OP
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    2 or 3 African Dwarf Frogs?


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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

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

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    You could do shrimp and snails?
     
  7. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    Shrimp! They are so mesmerising to watch.
     
  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

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

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

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


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  10. DrSahl

    DrSahl Valued Member Member

    I would go with a Betta or a Shrimp or a combo as some suggest.
     
  11. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    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. M

    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

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

    DrSahl Valued Member Member

    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. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    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. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

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


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  16. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    He means 20 Long... its 30x12 footprint, a 10 is only 20x10.
     
  17. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    Sorry I didn't mean to confuse, yes as Dom90 said , I meant a 20gallon long tank :)
     
  18. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    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. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    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. tartersauce

    tartersauce Valued Member Member

    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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