Stocking 10g

  1. MicahD

    MicahD Valued Member Member

  2. m

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    MicahD

    MicahD Valued Member Member

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


  4. m

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    MicahD

    MicahD Valued Member Member

    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. m

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    MicahD

    MicahD Valued Member Member

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

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

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

    MicahD Valued Member Member

    Haha. I thought it would be an interesting change in the tank.
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    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. m

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

    I thought that the C. pygmeaus were good to go in a 10? Is it because they are so busy?
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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

    MicahD Valued Member Member

    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. m

    minervalong Well Known Member Member

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