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?

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  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
    OP
    J

    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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