Would cory catfish(not very particular in what kind) work in a 10 gallon planted tank?
Yes, you could probably have 5-6, depending on other tank mates.
Sorry but I disagree.
A 10 G is to small for all fish (some killlis maybe) to my believe.
The thread dedicated to 10 gallon fish stocking makes me hesitant to believe you on this.
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.
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.
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A 10 gallon makes an excellent Betta tank.
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.
I would look at aqadvisor.com. With a 10 gallon, about 7 to 8 small tetras will max you out.
Aqadvisor isn't accurate, but there's a great 10 gal stocking thread here:
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.
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.
Would platies work with the tetras? I am looking for fish that I could have a few of and are pretty cheap.
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)
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.
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No type of cory imo is suitable for a 10g.
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.
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.
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.
This is my first picture so tell me if it doesn't open correctly or anything else that went wrong.
Looks like a honey gourami, and also not appropriate for a 10 gal.
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