Need something creative for my last tank. 10 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by e_watson09, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Alright guys help me stock my last empty tank!

    I had put a hold on stocking this tank since I had taken home a little anole to try to help it gain weight, well needless to say it couldn't hold on. :(

    Now I'm planning on starting it back up. I plan to use filter media from my other 10 gallon to cycle it. I have some time before I'm going to actually start stocking it because finals week is coming up I'm just looking for suggestions.

    I am kinda wanting something that I don't already have so bettas are out of the question. I've been toying with the idea of ADFs or maybe a neon tetra tank with tons of live plants.

    Maybe something else?
  2. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    A neon tetra tank with plants would look awesome!

    I'm researching Kerri Tetras. I'm finding some conflicting information though. Some people say they are Emperor Tetras, others say it's a different subspecies. They are a cool blue and color up fantastically when not stressed and fed well!

    Not sure how many would go in a 10 gallon. Maybe 5?
    5 Kerri Tetras
    4 Albino Cory cats
    tons of plants and dark substrate!
  3. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    oops too many cories sorry... hmm. Red Cherry Shrimp to contrast with the tetras.

  4. OP

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I definatly will not put cories of any type in a 10 gallon, much too small for a fish that explores often.

    I'm worried the kerri tetras will get too large. It says they reach 1.5" and personally I think a school of 1.5" fish may be too much.

    I'm debating doing shrimp too. They aren't easy to get around here other than ghostys and most places you order from online you pay an arm and a leg and have to get them in huge groups.

  5. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    a group of sparkling or honey gouramis would be pretty! If you're looking for something unusual you could do a pea puffer, as long as you are okay with live or frozen food, they hardly ever take flake/ pellet.
  6. OP

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Hummm I forgot all about puffers! I may consider it I just have to look around for a place to get one. I feed frozen pretty regularly (around every other day) so that wouldn't be a big deal but other than ghost shrimp there really isn't a good place to get live around here.
  7. mtsguy21Well Known MemberMember

    My kerris are all 2 inches or more. What about micro rasboras?
  8. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    celestial pearl danios. nuff said.

    oh yeah and shrimp for cleanup.
  9. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

      a 1 gallon tub (like you can buy pretzles or cookies or just about any junk food in) would be alright for a small 1 or 2 puffer feeding culture...
  10. OP

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Hummm I haven't seen them around here but I could order some.....hummm the possibilities!

    I really want CPDs I just need to find some first :p

    Ooo I didn't think about real worms.
  11. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I must say that I have enjoyed ADF's Immensely! they are hilarious and awesome! Worth looking in to ;D
  12. mtsguy21Well Known MemberMember

  13. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Endlers are also pretty awesome. ;D
  14. OP

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I've always wanted to get them and never actually do it. How many do you think I could put into a 10?

    I'm not a fan of endlers to be honest. I just think they're bleh. I thought about guppies but I don't think that's going to happen either.
  15. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    If you just have frogs, you could probably do 6. I am no frog expert by any means. Frogbreeder here in FL has tons of really great info. Helped me out a lot. ADF's are a ton of fun. Sooo worth it. They are carnivores and really like frozen foods. Mine go nuts bloodworms.
  16. OP

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    yeah I would keep them in a heavily planted and over filtered tank I just don't want them crowded.
  17. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    They are so much fun! great personalities! I wish I had gotten them a lot sooner.

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