I Just Got Two Guppies And Are Looking For Tank Mates

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by calsfish, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. calsfishNew MemberMember

    I know about the ratio but the pet store only had one pair The tank is a 10 gallon with a auqueon flow 20 with a 50 watt heater it has a fry net and going to go to petco and get moss and my female is pregnant so I want good tank mates that are peace full and is tropical
     
  2. coryman55

    coryman55Valued MemberMember

  3. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Not in a 10 gallon. You could add more guppies so you have 4 or 5 in total.
     




  4. Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125Valued MemberMember

    Corydoras
    Harlequin rasboras
    White cloud mountain minnow
    Otocinclus
     
  5. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    neon tetras?
    Rummynose?
     




  6. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    None of those work in a 10 gallon

    Not in a 10. Too active.
     
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  7. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    Harlequins do. Trust me, my sister has them in her 10 gallon and they are fine

    Neons definitely do because my sister has them as well.
    Maybe not the rummynose then
     
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  8. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Just because your sister has them doesn't mean it works. Regular and black neons are too active for a 10 gallon. Green neons work, but not with the amount of guppies OP has.
     
  9. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    Granted she doesn't have them with guppies
    They're fine though
     
  10. DylanM

    DylanMWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe ember tetras? They are a very small tetra species and they look great. Definitely no corys or tetras in a 10 gallon though.
     
  11. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    They aren't fine. They're extremely active (especially Harlequins) and their needs for a school means they need a bigger tank. 20 long at least.
     
  12. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    Aquarium Size : 10 gallon or larger.
    That's what this site says about neons
     
  13. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    And the Fishlore profiles are known to be outdated and unreliable.
     
  14. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

  15. DylanM

    DylanMWell Known MemberMember

    The second website is correct, you can keep harlequins in 10 gallon tanks. However, the first website also says that the minimum tank size for an oscar is 55 gallons... over 90% of the members here will tell you 10 gallons is too small for neon tetras.
     
  16. mollybabesWell Known MemberMember

    Will the fish show signs that they are in a tank too small. They all seem to be acting fine.
     
  17. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't put harleqiuns in a 10 still. They get about 1.5, 2 inches long and are extremely active. Six extremely active fish in a tank that size seems cruel to me.
     
  18. DylanM

    DylanMWell Known MemberMember

    I would agree that 10 gallons ins't optimal conditions, but it is large enough that they won't die relatively early from stress, and because of that 10 gallons is the MINIMUM size for harlequin rasboras.
     
  19. fishboy345New MemberMember

    i would just add more guppies
     
  20. DylanM

    DylanMWell Known MemberMember

    Usually nipping, chasing, or swimming very high or low in the tank are the most obvious signs that a tank is too small for schooling fish.
     




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