New 10 Gal

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nathan chin, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Nathan chin

    Nathan chin Valued Member Member

    i got a new 10 gallon, I was thinking of shell dwellers, yellow peacock cichlid and cherry barbs. Maybe an oto or Cory cat. Wanted just one peacock but are they all compatible?
  2. Protim Sarkar

    Protim Sarkar Well Known Member Member

    Sorry they are not compatible in a 10 gallon tank. Here is a stocking list for a 10 gallon tank. Maybe this can help .:)
    Stocking options for 10 gallons
  3. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Agree with above!
  4. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    If you wanted shellies... Plan the tank totally around them. In a standard ten (just like in a half ten) you could have Lamprologus Ocellatus or Neolamprologus multifasciatus/ssimilis. 1M or 1F or 1M/1F. Watch for aggression and with luck they will build a colony.

    Remember these fish focus on the bottom of the tank and are territorial. They do need some broken sight lines if doing a male and female and lots of shells in their sand bed.

    Hope that helps!
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    All of those fish besides the shell dwellers need larger tanks. Cories and otos are also schooling fish so need groups of 6+ of their own species.
  6. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    Also if you do shell dwellers realize that if you do a pair you have to have a bigger tank or someone to take the fry :)

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