10 Gallon Tank Stock and compatibility?

danio_mano

Member
Hey all, I'm new to the aquarium scene and just need some help with stocking my tank. Ive got a 10 gallon tank with 4 zebra danio's and 4 male guppies. How many more fish can I have? I really don't want to overstock the tank. Ive been looking at cory's @ my LFS and they seem cool. Ive read they need to be in groups of 4 at a min, is this true. Also ive got alpine spar as a substrate which is quite large & angular, so do I need to replace this with sand (will rinsed playpit sand be ok?) O ye and do I really need to buy sinking pellets/ algae wafers for the cory's?


Ammonium Nitrite Nitrate pH

0.25 0 20 7.5
 

Shawnie

Member
I would get the tank cycled first with daily water changes to keep the fish safe......and then I think you are maxed out if you are keeping all you have in there now....especially with 4 male guppies.....they will be sparring often with a 10 gallon ....space is an issue and adding more fish will remove more space for them to have .....
 

Flyfrod

Member
I agree with shawnie, your biggest concern is to cycle that tank. Then once every thing is good think about finding a new home for either the danios or guppies and get 4 or 5 pygmy cory.
 
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danio_mano

Member
You say my tank isn't cycled... not to sure what you mean, I'm reading minimal to no ammonium (colour yellow) no nitrite (colour pale blue) and nitrate readings... Does that not mean the tanks already cycled?
 

gunner13

Member
Your readings should be as follows,
0 ammonia
0 nitrite
0-20 nitrate
If so your tank is fully cycled, if not then it isn't.
Nick
 

Shawnie

Member
danio_mano said:
You say my tank isn't cycled... not to sure what you mean, I'm reading minimal to no ammonium (colour yellow) no nitrite (colour pale blue) and nitrate readings... Does that not mean the tanks already cycled?
when you say .25 for ammonia, that's not a cycled tank....even minimal amounts is not cycled...if its truely yellow, then its not minimal its 0
 
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danio_mano

Member
ye there's no sign of green in the test sample anymore. So have we been had over by the shop. They said the guppies would be alright, I thought it was a lil suspect myself...
 

Shawnie

Member
again in my opinion from having an all male guppy tank, its not big enough as they will harass eachother.... and I still think in my opinion, the tank is maxed out with what you have now...but good luck no matter what you decide!
 
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danio_mano

Member
Thanks for the help, don't know what to do now lol. Let the guppies live in harrasment or flush them (joke). Did a bit of research and id need 12 females to calm things down, and I don't think the tanks quite big enough for that. You obiously know your stuff and your advice isn't falling on deaf ears.
 

Tigerfishy

Member
Well the guppies look good but the danios provide life to a tank (goodness knows they have fun, all the splashes in the middle of the night haha!). Tough choice though! Unless you swap 3 males for 3 females. You'll get babies, but they will eat them if you don't want to save them and raise them
 

peacemaker92

Member
My suggestion, some snails Great advice and info above. Best of luck!
 

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