Stocking 10g

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by MicahD, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. MicahDValued MemberMember

  2. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    It seems to be a bit heavy on bottom level fishes. In that size tank, you would have to choose between loaches and corys. I would choose one of those and add a small school of a microrasbora for midlevel.

  3. MicahDValued MemberMember

    Pygmy cories are mid level swimmers. Unlike the standard cory.

  4. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    So you are looking at C. pygmaeus, I have C. habrosus. The phrase pygmy cory is often applied to all three of the micro corys. Sorry for the confusion.
  5. MicahDValued MemberMember

    It's all good. I should have clarified that in the original post. So with that being established, what do you think about the stocking?
  6. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like it would work, do they pygmys eat at midlevel? That would be my only question. Otherwise, the loaches might outeat the corys.
  7. MicahDValued MemberMember

    Yeah. I believe they do. The loaches will get along with the shrimp though?
  8. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    That I cannot say, have had neither. Loaches look too much like snakes to me lol.
  9. MicahDValued MemberMember

    Haha. I thought it would be an interesting change in the tank.
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    In my opinion, none of these fish are suitable for a 10g, especially the kuhlis and gourami. The cories are a little more borderline but I still wouldn't keep them in a 10.
    Have a look at this thread: Stocking List for 10 Gallons
  11. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    I thought that the C. pygmeaus were good to go in a 10? Is it because they are so busy?
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That, and they get a little over an inch long, which is my personal guideline for schooling fish in a 10g.
  13. MicahDValued MemberMember

    I was asking primarily for the loaches. I wasn't sure about them. I am definitely comfortable and confident about keeping the gourami and the cories in the 10 and having them all do well. I understand that it's just your opinion. I will stray away from the loaches (which was my original plan anyway) and stick with a simpler stocking plan.
  14. minervalongWell Known MemberMember

    OK thanks, when I know a why, I can remember it.

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