Single Fish For 10g Planted Aquarium

  1. mclemente06

    mclemente06 Member Member

    Hello everyone,

    I have been planning a 10 gallon planted tank for a little while now, and I will be buying it very soon. Only one problem: I have no idea what I'm gonna stock it with.

    I want a single fish in there, so I can focus on just one fish and the plants. I also don't want it to be too overcrowded with fish. I was thinking a dwarf gourami, but I heard they don't do good on their own. I already have a betta, I don't really care to get another. Does anyone have any suggestions? My water has a 7.6 ph, so I need a fish that's ok in alkaline water, too.

  2. vikingkirken

    vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

  3. DHIWZ

    DHIWZ Member Member

  4. OP

    mclemente06 Member Member

    There's only 2 and they're both Gouramis that like acidic water :(
    I'll probably just go with one dwarf puffer.
  5. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Just to note that the dwarf gourami need a bigger tank, so it's not an option. They do good on their own though. As noted above a dwarf puffer would work.
  6. OP

    mclemente06 Member Member

    Ok. What do you think would be the minimum tank size to keep one?
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Around 20 gallons.
  8. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Peacock goby maybe?
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, there's more than just that, do the same thing except do 'up to 1' instead of 'up to one'.