I Just Got Two Guppies And Are Looking For Tank Mates

  1. c

    calsfish New Member Member

    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

    coryman55 Valued Member Member

  3. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

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


  4. Angelfishlover123124125

    Angelfishlover123124125 Valued Member Member

  5. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    neon tetras?
    Rummynose?
     
  6. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    None of those work in a 10 gallon

    Not in a 10. Too active.
     


  7. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    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
     
  8. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    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. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

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

    DylanM Well Known Member Member

    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

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    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. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

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

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    And the Fishlore profiles are known to be outdated and unreliable.
     
  14. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

  15. DylanM

    DylanM Well Known Member Member

  16. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

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

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    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

    DylanM Well Known Member Member

    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. f

    fishboy345 New Member Member

    i would just add more guppies
     
  20. DylanM

    DylanM Well Known Member Member

    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.