New Setup Alright?

  1. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    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
  2. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    All of those fish need 20 gallons minimum and the cories should be kept in larger groups
  3. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    Any stock recommendations?
  4. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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

    8 ember tetras
    2 sparkling gouramis

    8 chili rasboras
    2-3 endlers

    You could add shrimp and snails to all of these
  5. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    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.
  6. ChiefBrody Member Member

    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
  7. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
  8. AquaDud Member Member

    Gilllis6 you have the best profile pic lol
  9. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    Thanks XD

    Would the 2 sparkling gourami become too aggressive for the ember tetras?
  10. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    No, sparkling gouramis are a very peaceful type of gourami
  11. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    Would the tank be good with 10 Ember Tetras, 1 sparkling gourami, and 1 amano shrimp?
  12. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
  13. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    okay so 10 embers, 2 sparkling gouramis, and like 5 amano?
  14. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    That should be good :)
  15. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it:)