10 Gallon Stocking Ideas

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by myerlemons, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    Hi! This is my very first post on Fishlore. I just bought an Aquaculture 10g for about $14. I plan to decorate, plant, cycle, etc. as normal. In the meantime, I was wondering about stocking options.
    I'm getting a betta in an old 5g (heated, filtered, planted, still currently cycling) and some RCS or Amano shrimp with it, so I'm not particularly interested in having the 10g with another one. Mostly, I'm looking for a simple tropical community tank. I've based these off other stocking lists I've seen on Fishlore, either suggested or from the profiles of other users.
    Some ideas I had:
    SETUP 1:
    6 Ember Tetra
    3 Asian Stone Catfish
    RCS
    Nerite snails (how many?)

    SETUP 2:
    6 Black Bar Endler's Livebearers
    3 Panda cories
    RCS
    1 Mystery Snail

    SETUP 3:
    6 Neon Tetra
    3 Panda cories
    RCS
    1 Mystery Snail

    SETUP 4:
    6 Cardinal Tetra
    3 Panda cories
    RCS
    1 Mystery Snail

    SETUP 5:
    6 Ember Tetra
    3 Panda cories
    RCS
    1 Mystery Snail

    Any thoughts? I don't want to overstock or cause stress due to schools that are too small.
     
  2. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

  3. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    First off Cories need to be in groups 6+
    Here's some more options
    3 Dwarf Puffers
    OR
    1 Betta
    10 Amano Shrimp
    2 Nerites
    OR
    8 Celestrial Pearl Danios
    10 Red Cherries
    2 Nerites
     




  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Just to note that panda cories, neon tetras, and cardinals need a 20 gallon minimum.
     
  5. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    In what order should they be introduced after the cycle is complete? Are some hardier than others?
     




    Last edited: Jul 30, 2017
  6. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    I doesn't matter that much as long as the tank is cycled. I would add the Endlers or the CPDs, and the Snails first, and the Catfish And the Shrimp last, because they are the most sensitive to water quality.
     
  7. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks!! I really love CPDs and I'm looking forward to it!!
     
  8. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  9. Logan AdamsNew MemberMember

    Get a great white with that size whoah. You will need a big heater would recommend  
     
  10. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    That's a computer graphics card lmao... I read that 50W would be good for a 10g. I have one in my 5g that keeps the water at a perfect 80F, so I think I'll repurchase that. The fish I'm getting do prefer cooler water, so the 5 extra gallons should spread it out.

    Yeah, I saw that in a google search before I joined. Good ideas, but I didn't know how many of each species would be good in a multi-species tank or if they were compatible.

    I'm into the idea of a community, but I can't seem to find caresheets/resources on ASC. And to top it off they're near impossible to find on the Internet, even Aquabid. Are there any other bottom feeding alternatives?
     
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  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  12. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    You can find almost everything we suggested here on   . They have the best customer service and though their shipping is a little more expensive you are paying for the safety of the fish. I have done several orders from them and I have had one fish DOA.
     
  13. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    I like the peacock gudgeons! Do they have any special care requirements?
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Not in my experience. I have 2 in my 10g right now.
     
  15. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    What does everyone think about sparkling/honey/dwarf gouramis? I think the 10g stocking list said 5 sparkling could work.
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Honey or dwarf get too big, imo. But sparkling would be fine.
     
  17. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    Well, we don’t have any good freshwater LFS where I live, and I’m too broke for shipping. So I got 3 cute little platies!
     
  18. Mushishi

    MushishiWell Known MemberMember

    If you have a tank for ONLY local flora and fauna, you can make a natural SUPER INEXPENSIVE tank. But I only recommend invertebrates and plants. Wild fish should stay where they are.
     
  19. OP
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    myerlemons

    myerlemonsValued MemberMember

    Interesting! However, the streams/creeks I live near are polluted af and don’t have much growing or living there
     
  20. Mushishi

    MushishiWell Known MemberMember

    Oh no! That is always so sad to hear. Here in Wisconsin the majority of our streams and lakes are fine but the further south you go the worse it gets it seems.
     






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