10 Gallon Stocking

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Courtney Moreau, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Courtney Moreau Valued Member Member

    I have a 10 gallon tank with 3 platys in it, any suggestions for other fish I can get or how many platys I can get? I would like an algae eater if possible. If it makes any difference I do plan to get a 20 or 30 gallon tank within the next few months

  2. Abby565 Valued Member Member

    3 platys fully stocks a 10g sadly. They have a very high bioload for their size. You might be able to get one more, but thats it. Shrimp and snails are options though, maybe rcs and nerites. The nerites will eat algae.

  3. Courtney Moreau Valued Member Member

    Unfortunately I can't have snails or shrimp, they are illegal in mainr where I live
  4. Mary765 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh, That's unfortunate :(

    Platies are sadly reccomended for tanks larger then a 10g, is there any chance you could swap them out for other fish? It would free up many more stocking options!
  5. Abby565 Valued Member Member

    Platies are fine in a 10g, but you would have many more options if you returned them.
  6. Courtney Moreau Valued Member Member

    If I didn't have platys what would you suggest?
  7. Siphon Valued Member Member