How many fish can I have in my 10 gallon tank?

JosephC

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I just got a new 10 gallon for Christmas and was wunderin how many fish I can have in it?

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Joe
 

Mike

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It all depends on the type of fish and the size of your aquarium. The rule of thumb is 1-inch of fish per gallon. You need to use the potential adult size of the fish and not the current size.
 
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Alot of people, including myself, prefer 1 inch per 2 gallons of water. Makes the tank less crowded and maintenance easier.
 

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How about a shelldweller set up? There are many shellies which would live happily in your 10 gallon tank!
 

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