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

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JosephC, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. J

    JosephC New Member Member

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

  2. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    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.
  3. l

    longfish Guest

    Alot of people, including myself, prefer 1 inch per 2 gallons of water. Makes the tank less crowded and maintenance easier.
  4. OP

    JosephC New Member Member

    Thank you for your responses.
  5. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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


  6. R

    RoboDude Valued Member Member

    Maybe a couple of snails, and some Danios, and Tetras. A good set-up would be some Rummy Nose Tetras, Cories, and 1 or 2 Mystery Snails.

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