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

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

  1. JosephC

    JosephCNew MemberMember

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

  2. Mike

    MikeFishloreAdmin 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. longfish


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

    JosephCNew MemberMember

    Thank you for your responses.
  5. Gunnie

    GunnieWell Known MemberMember

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

    RoboDudeValued MemberMember