Is My 10 Gallon Tank Overstocked?

  1. D

    Donovan20th New Member Member

  2. v

    velveteentuzhi New Member Member

    That is.... pretty overstocked yes. Most of the fishes you've mentioned (GBR, cories, loaches) need much bigger tanks. I think 20-29g is the minimum size tank for GBR, and cories. I'm not too certain about loach tank sizing, but most loaches I've heard of need at least 30g.

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  3. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to fishlore!!

    You are very overstocked. Like stated above, all the fish except the shrimp and snails need bigger tanks. I would get a 29gallon or larger :)

    Also cories need to be in larger groups of 6+. I'm not sure about the loaches but they might need to be in larger groups as well.
  4. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    Your hillstream loaches need a group and cool water temps as well as the peppered cory need at least 6 and lower temps. the GBR need warm temps as does the dwarf gourami.. Yes you do need a bigger tank. Welcome to the forum. I am glad you joined us. :;hi1Alison
  5. Dondomingo

    Dondomingo Well Known Member Member

    To be honest the only thing I would keep in a 10 gallon tank anymore is a single betta or a single school of small fish like tetras (penguin/ neon) but this was after learning the hard way. Small tanks just fluctuate so much more than larger tanks. Toss in a big fish load and your asking for problems. Just my two coppers.
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member