10 Gallon Tank Saltwater Fish Stocking Ideas?

JtheFishMan

At the moment, I have an open 10-gallon tank that I want to convert to saltwater. In my other 10 gallon, I already have a pair of clownfish, so I want to try something different.

Leave some suggestions for stocking below! I want to hear your guys' opinions.
 

Jesterrace

A few different routes you could go:

Firefish (Red, Purple, etc.)
Pink Streaked Wrasse or Possum Wrasse
Clown Gobies (beware they can nibble at SPS Corals though) and there are a fair variety of them
Rainsford/Court Jester Gobies
Pink Spotted Goby or other small bottom dwelling goby with a Pistol Shrimp.

Invert only tank (ie hermit crabs, sexy shrimp) with Corals
 
Upvote 0

JtheFishMan

A few different routes you could go:

Firefish (Red, Purple, etc.)
Pink Streaked Wrasse or Possum Wrasse
Clown Gobies (beware they can nibble at SPS Corals though) and there are a fair variety of them
Rainsford/Court Jester Gobies
Pink Spotted Goby or other small bottom dwelling goby with a Pistol Shrimp.

Invert only tank (ie hermit crabs, sexy shrimp) with Corals
Thank you for the suggestions! Definitely going to check out these fish. Still somewhat new to saltwater, so it is pretty exciting. My only knowledge in saltwater right now are clownfish, hermit crabs, and feather dusters, lol.
 
Upvote 0

Zach72202

It really depends what you want for the tank. Are you going for a FOWLR or a nano reef?

Here is an amazing resource from another forum that I find fantastic.

https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/74703-lgreens-ultimate-guide-to-nano-fish/

All credit to the people who put it together, I have much respect for them.

There's a few that I would say "yeah it would work, but could be better"
The most noteable I see is that I wouldn't put Red Scooter Blenny in a 10g, but maybe if it were real small. I find them to be a 'cherry on top' fish.
 
Upvote 0

JtheFishMan

It really depends what you want for the tank. Are you going for a FOWLR or a nano reef?

Here is an amazing resource from another forum that I find fantastic.

lgreen's Ultimate Guide To Nano Fish

All credit to the people who put it together, I have much respect for them.

There's a few that I would say "yeah it would work, but could be better"
The most noteable I see is that I wouldn't put Red Scooter Blenny in a 10g, but maybe if it were real small. I find them to be a 'cherry on top' fish.
I will probably have one coral that spreads very quickly. I saw the specific type of coral at the fish store the other day, but forgot to ask the associate for the name of it. He told me that it spreads pretty quickly, and that's what I want.

I will still have live rock in there too, of course. I will definitely take a look at this link.
 
Upvote 0

Baylum

It really depends what you want for the tank. Are you going for a FOWLR or a nano reef?

Here is an amazing resource from another forum that I find fantastic.

https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/74703-lgreens-ultimate-guide-to-nano-fish/

All credit to the people who put it together, I have much respect for them.

There's a few that I would say "yeah it would work, but could be better"
The most noteable I see is that I wouldn't put Red Scooter Blenny in a 10g, but maybe if it were real small. I find them to be a 'cherry on top' fish.
Red scooter blennies need copepod populations to survive. They pretty much have no stomach, so they have to eat 24/7. Definitely not for a tank under 40 gallons or without a refugium.
 
Upvote 0

Zach72202

Red scooter blennies need copepod populations to survive. They pretty much have no stomach, so they have to eat 24/7. Definitely not for a tank under 40 gallons or without a refugium.
My point for stating that I wouldn't unless they are super small. Probably should have specified <1", because I have seen them that small
 
Upvote 0

JtheFishMan

Red scooter blennies need copepod populations to survive. They pretty much have no stomach, so they have to eat 24/7. Definitely not for a tank under 40 gallons or without a refugium.
My point for stating that I wouldn't unless they are super small. Probably should have specified <1", because I have seen them that small
Thank you for this information. Because my tank is only 10 gallons, I might have to rule this species out.
 
Upvote 0

Jesterrace

Thank you for this information. Because my tank is only 10 gallons, I might have to rule this species out.

Definitely skip a Scooter Blenny. Not a good choice for a newbie in a 10 gallon tank given that they need to feed near constantly and it would be near impossible to keep up with unless you want to be glued to your tank most of the time.
 
Upvote 0

JtheFishMan

Definitely skip a Scooter Blenny. Not a good choice for a newbie in a 10 gallon tank given that they need to feed near constantly and it would be near impossible to keep up with unless you want to be glued to your tank most of the time.
Noted.
 
Upvote 0

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
4
Views
138
Natalie666
  • Question
Replies
3
Views
413
N13
  • Question
Replies
0
Views
127
ahouseofscales
  • Question
Replies
1
Views
436
Frank the Fish guy
Replies
23
Views
1K
Jesterrace

Random Great Thread

Latest Aquarium Threads

Top Bottom