Another 10 gallon stocking question

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I am planning a ten gallon tank. I have an idea of the stocking for it. It will be a 10 gallon planted tank stocked with:
1 dwarf Gourami as centerpiece fish
4-6 neon tetras
3 Otocinclus

I am fairly new too this and I am wondering if this is overstocked. I am very excited for this tank. I can make any adjustments. What do you guys think.
 

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Neons need more space than a 10 gallon can provide and otos need to be in a group of 10 or more and a larger tank.
 

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1. Dwarf gouramis do better in a 20 gallon tank. They may not be peaceful too, although I've never kept them.
2. Neons apparently do better in a 20 gallon tank too.
3. Otos do better in larger groups, are pretty active and very likely will run out of a food source in a 10 gallon tank.
 
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bgntoc said:
Chili rasboras and ember tetras. You could also try sparkling gouramis; I think they can go in a 10.
Yeah that could be cool!
 

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FishGirl115 said:
Imo you can keep a dg in a 10.
1 dwarf gourami ,
6 pygmy corys

and don't blindly follow my advice. I'm a beginner too.
I politely disagree :). IMO they really should have 20 gallons preferably long or high.
 

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I personally think Pygmy Cories in a 10g is pushing it. 15 I think is the smallest for them.

Either way, cories need 6 so you wouldn't be meeting their needs.
 
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FishGirl115 said:
Imo you can keep a dg in a 10.
1 dwarf gourami ,
4 ember tetras
4 pygmy corys

and don't blindly follow my advice. I'm a beginner too.
Yeah. I really like dwarf Gourami. I want some fish to help clean the tank because I’m lazy
 
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bgntoc said:
I politely disagree :). IMO they really should have 20 gallons preferably long or high.
Yeah that’s what I’ve read.
 

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Youngboi1016 said:
Yeah. I really like dwarf Gourami. I want some fish to help clean the tank because I’m lazy
Having bottom feeder does not mean you can slack on cleaning. They only eat extra food, and what comes in comes out so...
 

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