Small tank (3 & 10 gallon) stocking ideas

  1. Keysmash Initiate Member

    A friend wants to get some pets for her school. She has a ten gallon and a three gallon.

    She's new to fishkeeping, so I want these to be easy to keep.

    So far, I'm considering a betta or dwarf frogs for the ten gallon and snails/shrimp for the three. What other options are there?
  2. BlackNotebookTanks Well Known Member Member

    RCS (red cherry shrimp) would be good for the 3Gal. Would there be plants in these tanks? I'd advise some low light plants like Anacaris (elodea) and some Anubias. For the 10 gallon, maybe some White Cloud mountain minnows if the tank is unheated and a Betta if it is. If she wants more fish, swap the Betta for a few guppies. 2 males and 4 females is a good ratio. As long as she keeps check of the babies and doesn't let it become overstocked she should be fine! Good luck with the new tanks!
  3. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

  4. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Does your friend know about the nitrogen cycle? Care for any fish/invert will be easy as long as the tanks are cycled and properly maintained. :)