Bottom Feeders For 10 Gallon

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Franco, May 29, 2018.

  1. Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Hello All!

    So I am currently cycling a new 10 gallon aquarium and want to eventually add either a bottom feeder or a snail (most likely a Nerite). However, I need some help deciding what type of bottom feeders would be suitable for a 10 gallon tank. Thanks!
     
  2. bryangar

    bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Dwarf corydoras would be a good bottom feeder fish. As long as the fish you plan on getting are aggressive.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Is that because the dwarf corydoras are also aggressive?
     




  4. bryangar

    bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Oops! I meant aren’t. sorry.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Oh ok great!
     




  6. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Actually, all kinds of cories are best for a 20 gallon, even pygmies, because they are so active.

    For bottom feeder, snails, and also shrimp. Let me know if you like the shrimp, I have stocking ideas :)
     
  7. Aureus

    AureusValued MemberMember

    The footprint of a 10-gallon tank is definitely too small for Corydoras, so I would have to recommend the Nerite snail. They have a relatively small bioload and come in some really pretty colors/designs.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Hmmm.... I haven't even considered shrimp. What would be the benefit of putting a shrimp in the tank over a Nerite? Or is it just personal preference?

    Thanks! Yeah I saw some of the designs on the snails and particularly like the Tiger Nerites.
     
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  9. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    I agree with Dwarf Corydoras. Also check out Hara jerdoni, or even Khuli Loaches.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks!
     
  11. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    The shrimp will be more active. Nerites move very slowly. Nerites would be safer though. Less likely to be attacked.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks! I'm actually thinking about getting a shrimp now. If I wanted could I get both... or are the shrimp and Nerites incompatible?
     
  13. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    I don’t have shrimp, but I have a snail, and they do a great job. So personal preference.
     
  14. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    You could get more than one shrimp. I would say 3 or 4. Red cherries would be good.

    No compatibility issues that I know of between shrimp and Nerites.
     
  15. OP
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks!

    Oh good... maybe I'll get 1 or 2 shrimp and a snail. I like the diversity!
     
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  16. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    If you’re going with dwarf shrimp, then might as well go with at least a dozen, instead of only one or two.
     
  17. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    The shrimp will breed, if they are neocardia, and you could easily do 10.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    A dozen with fish... or just a dozen shrimp for the whole tank? Why is that? Are they better in groups?

    Thanks! Is there a reason you are recommending so many... do they have to be kept in groups or could I just do 1 or 2?
     
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  19. bryangar

    bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    It also depends on what show piece fish you plan on adding.

    A dozen shrimp will help start a nice colony.
    You can add as many or as little shrimp as you like.
     
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    Franco

    FrancoValued MemberMember

    Great! Thank you!
     




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