10 gallon stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Gordinian, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    Hello fishlore!

    Well, I've decided my 10 gallon is a bit too boring for me. It used to have 1 betta and 6 pygmy cories in it; the cories always hid, and the betta has more of a shy personality, though I did see him every now and again.

    Anyway, I moved the pygmies to my 20 gallon, and purchased 3 guppies (1 male, 2 females) for the 10 gallon. The betta's been a good boy, so I'm thinking I might want to add a few more guppies- definitely a couple more females.

    I've been getting mixed reviews online about how many guppies can comfortably fit into a 10 gallon- and that's where you guys come in!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    Are you mixing the Guppies with the Betta?

  3. GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    Yes I am :)

    Don't worry, he's the nicest betta ever! He's already set up with the three and isn't even bothered!
  4. AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    Eventually, the Betta will think it's another Betta and it will be a blood bath. Anything that has a similar fin formation as the Betta, the Betta will attack it sooner or later.

    Neon Tetras, Pygmy, Otos, etc are decent tank mates, but I highly advise to not keep the Guppies and Betta housed together.
  5. fishaddictionValued MemberMember

    If you do keep them together any ways its 1 in per gallon and I think guppies get 2 to 3 in so 7 to 8 will be fine.
  6. AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    The Gallon Rule does not apply to most fishes. It's about the room they need, the capacity for swimming, territory, etc.

    Proper research is highly suggested in any fish keeping preparations.
  7. GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    I realize that that is a possibility and do have a back up plan, though I would really like to try it. I'll post a video below of the tank so that hopefully you'll understand that my betta really doesn't care.

    That's generally what I was finding, though I was getting as high as 13 and as low as 4.

    Aw, give me a little credit ;) I do plenty of research! I understand that in most cases this would be a terrible idea, but I honestly don't see a problem with this particular betta. He's a sweetie!

    Video (not the best, I'm still new to videos!):

  8. AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    Good luck! :)
  9. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    I agree with Alex.

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