10g Stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by GracieGoodman6, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. GracieGoodman6New MemberMember

    Am I over stocking a 10g if I put in 1 dwarf gourami, 4 guppies, and 3 male platys? If its too may fish what amount do you recommend of each fish for it to be suitable because I would really like these 3 types in my tank. Thanks!

  2. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    I would recommend only getting 2 or 3 guppies and 2 platies. What are the dimensions of your tank??

  3. GracieGoodman6New MemberMember

    its 17.5inL by 12inW and 12.5H

  4. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Oh yes that would be very over stocked if you put that many in there. Full grown, all of those fish add up to be 15.5 inches.
  5. GracieGoodman6New MemberMember

    Is there a way I could have a dwarf flame gourami with guppies and platys? and how many of each?
  6. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    You could do that, and get 3 guppies and 2 platies.
  7. GracieGoodman6New MemberMember

    Thank you! Also one more question, I have a Rio mini 90 internal power filter in the tank, but I have a Cascade 300 filter that I could put in it. My question is that if I add the other filter, would it be able to accommodate more fish?
  8. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    I am not the one to ask that kind of question to. I don't know anything about filters.
  9. FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't put them in there like that. I would do a single dwarf gourami with smaller fish, maybe endler guppies? The endlers are a wild type guppy that is small and extremely peaceful. For filtration, a penguin hob filter rated for a ten gallon would be great, or a sponge filter with an air pump would be excellent. You could also explore nano fish for them too, like maybe a sparkling gourami (1.5 inches) would look lovely. I'd explore your options. (also female livebearers get rather large, roughly 2 inches,)
  10. bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    Extra filtration doesn't provide additional space. Space is equally important if not MORE important than bio-load when it comes to stocking. So no. extra filtration does not allow for more fish in a small space.
  11. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    @Fishywife might could help you with the filter problem.
  12. FishywifeValued MemberMember

  13. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    Oh...my bad.
  14. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Don't do this, the inch per gallon rule is terrible and entirely untrue. Base it off of bioload, because if you put a 20inch koi in a 20 inch tank, it would not be able to turn or swim, the ammonia would immediately build up, and the fish would die very very quickly.
    Also, extra filtration is always a good idea, you can never have too much filtration but you can have too much flow. Hope your tank turns out well!
  15. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    That is not what i was going by.
  16. FriarThomasIIIWell Known MemberMember

    in stocking fish, it's mainly "how far can this fish swim before turning around, where does it like to swim, how tall is the fish,etc" you have to have enough space for that. Also, guppies and sometimes platys fin nip when in a smaller environment, so those feelers on the gourami will definately be nipped at. For the 10 (my preference, if your also definitely going for the DG) i would do a single dwarf gourami, 6 corydoras habrosus,about 4-5 endler guppies, and two mystery snails.
  17. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Then what did you mean by "all those fish add up to be 15.5 inches?"
    You don't have to take all of the fish and add them to calculate turning room, they aren't always in a line.
  18. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    I think the only thing I could possibly add to this is you want a filter turn over rate of 9 to 10 x your gallonage per hour. As been mentioned before it doesn't mean you can stick twice as many fish in there.
  19. GrayGray4231Well Known MemberMember

    I was adding up the size of the fish when they are full grown and then comparing it to the inches of the tank. If they grow to be that big then they will be squished in the tank. I was not trying to give the Idea I was going by that.
  20. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Ah ok, thanks for explaining, my bad. It's still a better method to consider bioload IMO

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