Need Help Stocking My 10 Gallon

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Does this sound like a good set up for a 10 gallon?

I have a 10 gallon tank with a heater and a tetra whisper 10i filter. It's got gravel, lots of live plants, and decorations for hiding.

It's stocked with 2 julii cory catfish (planning on adding 1-2 more if it wouldn't overstock it), 3 oto cats, 1 nerite snail, and 1 scarlet badis (I plan on adding 1 more of those soon).

I'm also wondering how well a small school of galaxy rosboras would fit in with all of those. If it comes down to having to pick between the rosboras and another badis or another cory, then I'd pick the badis or cory.

Does all that sound okay? For what's in it already, and for what I'm trying to plan?
 
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Very small schooling fish

What's a small schooling fish that would ideally spend most of its time near the top of the tank? And that would get along well with julii corys, ghost shrimp (I don't care if they eat the babies though), Scarlet badis, and oto cats?
 
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Is this your 10 gallon?
If so then corys aren't really suitable as they need more space, as do Otos.
Celestial pearl danios, chilli rasboras, sparkling gourami would be a few options.
 

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Zebra Danios? Not sure about temperature compatible tho
 

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Ember tetras may work as well. They're relatively small and add a nice splash of color.
 

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Danios are too active for a 10 gallon.
 
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I was looking at galaxy rasboras, also but I wasn't sure if they would work.
I'm thinking like 1" or under for size.
 

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Neon tetras also wouldn't work, but galaxy rasboras would!
 
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Yeah, I'm not really interested in neon tetras, but I'll look into the galaxy rasboras some more then, thanks!

What about endlers, would those be alright?
 

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ohjustfish said:
What about endlers, would those be alright?
Yep! You can see them listed in that thread linked in post #9.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Yep! You can see them listed in that thread linked in post #9.
Yeah, but I also want to make sure they'll work well with the other fish in the tank of course
 

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ohjustfish said:
Yeah, but I also want to make sure they'll work well with the other fish in the tank of course
Once you remove the otos and cories, yes.
 
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Megg01 said:
Once you remove the otos and cories, yes.
The majority of sources I've found online and in my lfs (a good one) say that 10 gallons is just fine for false julii corys and for oto cats. Is it just that having both of them in one tank is too much? Because they all seem to have plenty of room, plenty for when they reach adult size as well.
Will the galaxy rasboras get along well with the corys and otos?
Also, do the rasboras tend to stay towards the mid/top of the tank?
 

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ohjustfish said:
The majority of sources I've found online and in my lfs (a good one) say that 10 gallons is just fine for false julii corys and for oto cats. Is it just that having both of them in one tank is too much? Because they all seem to have plenty of room, plenty for when they reach adult size as well.
Will the galaxy rasboras get along well with the corys and otos?
Also, do the rasboras tend to stay towards the mid/top of the tank?
Cories and otos both need to be in groups of 6 at a minimum. This would be way too much for your tank. Cories also move around alot while they're scavenging, making them better suited to a 20 gallon long. Most otos are wild caught and very sensitive to water conditions. They also move around a lot. Minimum for them is 20 gallons.
 

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Many online sites and especially LFS's are inaccurate with providing reliable information.

Your corys and otos may appear as though they have plenty of room because they're not in their recommended numbers. They should be in groups of at least 6 but that would really overstock your tank. I would suggest rehoming them before adding more fish as previously suggested.

I would think the rasboras would occupy the mid level of the tank.
 
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Well, agree to disagree then I suppose.
 

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Or you could try to choose fish that will be happiest in your size tank. A single Cory could well fit in it but 6 or more? That's getting crowded which will cause stress. The suggestions made here are by experienced people who only want what's best for the fish and in this case it's to be in a larger group with lots of space.
 
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