New Setup Alright?

  1. Gillis6

    Gillis6 Initiate Member

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    I recently started cycling my 10 gallon tank. I'm trying to figure out what fish to put in it when it is finished and I think I have it down. But it would be nice to get some feedback on what I have selected. Do you guys think these fish will do fine?

    1 Dwarf Gourami

    6 Neon Tetra

    4 Pygmy Cory
     


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    All of those fish need 20 gallons minimum and the cories should be kept in larger groups
     


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    Gillis6

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    Any stock recommendations?
     
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    How about
    8 celestial pearl danios
    2 peacock gobies or 3-4 Asian stone catfish

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    8 ember tetras
    2 sparkling gouramis

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    8 chili rasboras
    2-3 endlers

    You could add shrimp and snails to all of these
     
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    Gillis6

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    I like the idea of the 8 pearl danios and the 2 gobies. What kind of shrimp should I look into adding, if there are specific types.
     
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    Or keep the neons and get a betta instead of a gourami. They're both anabantoids. And maybe 3 or 4 ottos instead of the cories as they should be kept in schools 6 or more of the same species. This is the stock I want for my aquaponic herb garden kitchen aquarium. Also plants and snails. But yeah, it's classic. You can't go wrong
     
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    Amanos would be great. Cherry shrimp or ghost shrimp could work too

    Neons and otos need 20 gallons+
    Neons need cooler water than bettas
    It's pretty risky to keep bettas with other fish in anything less than 20 gallons.
     
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    Gilllis6 you have the best profile pic lol
     
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    Thanks XD

    Would the 2 sparkling gourami become too aggressive for the ember tetras?
     
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    No, sparkling gouramis are a very peaceful type of gourami
     


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    Gillis6

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    Would the tank be good with 10 Ember Tetras, 1 sparkling gourami, and 1 amano shrimp?
     
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    I would definitely do more amanos. Mine are very social and they feel safer in larger groups. They also have a very low bioload so getting more will not overstock your tank. I would do 5-8.

    Sparkling gouramis do best in pairs or groups.
     
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    Gillis6

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    okay so 10 embers, 2 sparkling gouramis, and like 5 amano?
     
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    That should be good :)
     
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    Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it:)