10 Gallon Stock 10 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by jakob_b27, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. jakob_b27

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    Hi I’m thinking of putting male guppies in my 10 gallon tank. How many would I be able to do? Also, any suggestions for bottom feeders? Not really interested in snails or shrimp. Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. Sergeant Pepper

    Sergeant PepperWell Known MemberMember

    I think Male guppies would be fun. I'd say like 3-4 male Guppies would be a good number. As far as bottom feeders, you're pretty restricted on a 10 gallon. Snails and Shrimp are gonna be the only real options for that category.
  3. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    Ok so no smaller corydoras. And also what are some cool types of shrimp
  4. wrs2

    wrs2Well Known MemberMember

    Pygmy Cory cats should be fine in a 10 gallon.
  5. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    Ok cool

    I originally thought I wanted to keep male guppies in my 10 gallon tank. But, I have learned that you can only keep 3-4 so I have changed my mind. I want a schooling fish that I can keep a decent amount of. I not interested in Neons because I plan to get them for a larger tank. They will most likely be with Pygmy corydoras. Thanks for any suggestions!
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  6. JtheFishMan

    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

  7. lyss

    lyssNew MemberMember

    So I also have a 10 gallon and would LOVE to do harlequin rasboras but have been told it’s too small?? What’s your thoughts on this?
  8. Dillan Murphy

    Dillan MurphyValued MemberMember

    You can put more than 3-4 guppies in a 10 gallon I'd say 7
  9. JtheFishMan

    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

    I've never owned the Harleyquins myself, and I have also heard they need a lot of horizontal swimming room. But I'd say if you got 5 and they start schooling, you should be fine.

    Also, you can probably fit up to 7 guppies like stated by Dillian.
  10. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember


    I like zebra danios. How many?
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  11. JtheFishMan

    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

    Probably 5 to prevent fin nipping. I keep seeing reports that Rasporas and Danios need more swimming room, more than a 10 gallon can offer, so keep that in mind.
  12. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    Ok I will definitely keep that in mind. Thanks for the info.
  13. Giul

    GiulWell Known MemberMember

    I had Zebra danios in my 20 gallon and I must say they’re the most active fish I’ve ever kept so for that reason I wouldn’t put them in a 10 gallon. If you like guppies why not get endlers? They’re similar but smaller so you could have more of them
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  14. Addie42

    Addie42Well Known MemberMember


    oops sorry I didn't refresh @Giul already suggested
  15. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    Ok I will also look at endlers
  16. imba

    imbaWell Known MemberMember

    8 Male endlers would be perfect for a 10 gallon I think.

    You can also add some cherry shrimps or snails as bottom dwellers
  17. Dillan Murphy

    Dillan MurphyValued MemberMember

    Look at eBay that's where I got my n class endlers
  18. Samanthaljay

    SamanthaljayValued MemberMember

    I have Harlequin Rasboras in my 29 gal and while I don't know what their min tank amount is I can attest to the fact that they DO swim the whole tank so a 10 gal may be too small. I kept 4 in my 10 gal QT and they seemed a bit crammed for space
  19. WTFish?

    WTFish?Well Known MemberMember

    I have celestial pearls in my 10. Fun to watch and very small.
  20. OP

    jakob_b27New MemberMember

    I’ve been doing a lot of posts about my 10 gallon tank. I think I have decided to do 6 male guppies and 4 Pygmy corydoras. Would this work and what would be an ideal temp and ph for these guys. If you have any suggestions let me know. Thanks in advance!