Farewell tetras

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So after finding out that my purchase of a school of neon tetras was ill advised for my 10 gallon tank and having one pass away the day after I purchased them I thought it best to return them to the store as I was unable to provide them with an adequate home.

I know there is a 10 gallon stocking list on this forum and I have looked at it. However I do not recognize or know many of the fish on it except for a betta. I know this is a lot to ask but I'm hoping someone out there can give me some suggestions on a couple of fish for my 10 gallon. I attached a picture of ,y tank so you are able to see what I'm working with. All of the plants are either silk or plastic just so you know.

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A school of ember tetras will work in a 10. The males top out at 1/2 inch and the females7/8 of an inch. Hardy and peaceful, they are a lovely burnt orange color when they settle in. some ghost shrimp , and a nerite snail or two. The embers would really stand out with the dark substrate. Alison
 

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Matthiasfanu said:
How big do the rasboras get
Emerald dwarf rasboras are about the same size as ember tetras, celestial pearl Danios, enders, and Scarlet badis. All max out around 3/4" and would be suitable for a 10gal.
There are also dwarf pencil fish that are similar size.

 
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Are any of those available at my LFS or should I look online. I live in Southern California
 

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Where in Southern California?

I live in San Diego and have seen lots of varieties of fish around at my LFS (not large box or chain stores, mind you).
 

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I'm probably overthinking this. I had a betta before and loved him. I'm just going to get a betta and some shrimp. Ghost or red cherry?
 

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It all depends on the temperament of your betta. I personally would try ghosts first since they're less expensive snacks should the betta decide on a taste.
 

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I don't think it matters, personally. I've noticed lately that the chain stores have excellent looking bettas. Just look for the healthiest looking.
 

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