Corys in a 10 gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Hilo Bay, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    Would cory catfish(not very particular in what kind) work in a 10 gallon planted tank?
     
  2. Nathan9

    Nathan9New MemberMember

    Yes, you could probably have 5-6, depending on other tank mates.
     
  3. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Sorry but I disagree.
    A 10 G is to small for all fish (some killlis maybe) to my believe.
     




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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    The thread dedicated to 10 gallon fish stocking makes me hesitant to believe you on this.
     
  5. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

    A small school of pygmy Cory's might be ok depends on your filtration,but since it's planted you should be fine.you should upgrade to a 20 long soon you will be able to have more fish.
     




  6. cheeseValued MemberMember

    I was told I can't even keep pygmies in a 10 by one of the stocking experts on here. because of the activity level, and where the cories hang out (on the bottom) they need at least a 20 long, no matter what species you get. :)

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app
     
  7. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    Ok, if no Cory would work. Is there another fish (if any)that would work with a school of tetra. My LFS has some really small orange tetras. I think they are ember tetras but can't remember.
     
  9. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    I would look at aqadvisor.com. With a 10 gallon, about 7 to 8 small tetras will max you out.
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    From what I've seen on here, it seems like most users say that aqadvisor isn't extremely accurate or don't trust it whatsoever.

    Not trying to be difficult but I just want to make sure. Thanks for all the replies.

    I have looked at that stocking list a little. But if I remember correctly it doesn't show combinations of fish that would work together and not overcrowd the tank.
     
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  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I don't trust it, and many other members don't either. Some do though.

    And find fish you like from that list and we can help you stock them appropriately :)

    Or if you tell us what kind of fish you like (colors, shapes, etc.), we can suggest species.
     
  13. OP
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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    Would platies work with the tetras? I am looking for fish that I could have a few of and are pretty cheap.
     
  14. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You could do 1 male platy with a school of ember tetras. Or you could do two male guppies. Or even something like this:
    8-10x Ember tetras
    4-5x Hara jerdoni (Asian stone catfish)
     
  15. OP
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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    Ok thanks! I'm still a ways out from getting this tank planted let alone the stocking part. I want to wait until I get the stocking complete in my 55 gallon African cichlid tank.
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    No type of cory imo is suitable for a 10g.
     
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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    Thanks for the welcome.I just wanted to make sure cories weren't an option before writing them off my list. Right now Im thinking about ember tetras and platy.
     
  18. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

    One time aqadivisor told me that 6 guppies would stock a 30 gallon tank to 101%.i don't use it anymore,i don't think anyone should.
     
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    Hilo Bay

    Hilo BayValued MemberMember

    So I was at my LFS and while looking around I came across a gourami (I think) that really caught my eye. Can someone ID this fish and tell me if it would work with ember tetras in a 10 gallon? If so it would replace the platy I was planning on.

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    This is my first picture so tell me if it doesn't open correctly or anything else that went wrong.
     
  20. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Looks like a honey gourami, and also not appropriate for a 10 gal.
     




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