My #1 favorite beginner fish are Guppies and platies.Dappie said:Okay guys! What is everyone's favorite stocking suggestions for a 10 gallon, fresh water tank for beginners? Reasons why it is your favorite for beginners?
Not sure about the mollies, but I like how you think concerning the pygmy cories.BeanFish said:While I have kept Mollys in 10 gals I think they really benefit from the space so if possible I would avoid them.
I would go with a 12-14 school of corydoras pygmeus.
Coryadoras are a favorite of mine too!BeanFish said:Yep. I love dwarf corydoras, I don't know why, I just find them beatiful, I probably have some torpedo fish fetish LOL. When I got my 36 gal I had to take a troubled desicion, keep a new species of corydoras or get a "giant" (giant relatively because they are in thousands in nature) school of dwarf corydoras, probably around 20 of them. I went with a new species of corydoras just to expand my horizons (cause I plan to breed the new corys).
Also, what I like about dwarf corydoras, specifically the pygmeus ones is that the fishkeeper will know he has done his job in terms of giving them a good home when the fish start to spawn.
My mother's dalmation molly grew to almost 5" in a 29 gallon tank in less than a year. I would not recommend them in a 10 gallon. My 10 gallon houses a male betta and 5 African dwarf frogs. I love the look of bettas in a 10.CorI Elizabeth said:I always suggest Mollies, people think 29 gallons is minimum for a tank butttt if it's for a small group it should be fine. Mollies are the best and that is my reason why.
I wouldn't say that neons are hardy fish. Cardinals are hardier than neons though.brooklynmv said:
I'm not sure about across the board but the neons that I've had have been very hardy. Everyone has different experiences with fish though because they are all uniqueMaddieTaylah said:I wouldn't say that neons are hardy fish. Cardinals are hardier than neons though.