Stocking a 10 gallon

JMcRae

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Ok, milady's younger brother will be turning 18 here in a month. Last year we gave him a 1 hour Discovery Flight with my CFI, thinking of setting a 10 gallon tank up for him this year. He loves the 55 gallon at our house.

Want to stay with 10 gallon as that's about as big as can normally be supported by common furniture (no stand)

I'd duplicate what I did for my Betta at work as far as filter, heater and lighting.

Need recommendations as far as fish. Preferably no live breeders, but something with a bit of color?
 

DanB80TTS

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JMcRae said:
Ok, milady's younger brother will be turning 18 here in a month. Last year we gave him a 1 hour Discovery Flight with my CFI, thinking of setting a 10 gallon tank up for him this year. He loves the 55 gallon at our house.

Want to stay with 10 gallon as that's about as big as can normally be supported by common furniture (no stand)

I'd duplicate what I did for my Betta at work as far as filter, heater and lighting.

Need recommendations as far as fish. Preferably no live breeders, but something with a bit of color?
You are very very limited with a 10gallon, when Anders247 sees this I am sure he will link you to his list of 10 gallon stocking.
I would say try and push it up to a 20long tank if possible, that will increase the options drastically.

Edit: He beat me to the reply, no suprise there lol!
 

Anders247

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Haha, ninja'd you.....
 

BornThisWayBettas

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A betta (two if you divide the tank)
A couple of dwarf puffers (I think dividing the tank will save the worry of them getting mean with each other)
ADF (Don't know how many, maybe three or four?)
Shrimp
Snails

I think chillI rasboras and sparkling gouramis are okay, but I'm not sure on those.
 

Anders247

Member
BornThisWayBettas said:
A betta (two if you divide the tank)
A couple of dwarf puffers (I think dividing the tank will save the worry of them getting mean with each other)
ADF (Don't know how many, maybe three or four?)
Shrimp
Snails

I think chillI rasboras and sparkling gouramis are okay, but I'm not sure on those.
Yes, they're fine. At least (and at max) 5 sparklers and at least 6 chilI rasboras.
 
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JMcRae

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As usual, a reading assignment from Anders247

I'll wade through that thread. I'd really like to do (2) small schools but that may not be possible.

I'll have to go look at his room - might be able to sneak a 20G in there
 

BornThisWayBettas

Member
Anders247 said:
Yes, they're fine. At least (and at max) 5 sparklers and at least 6 chilI rasboras.
You ninja'd me.
 

Anders247

Member
JMcRae said:
As usual, a reading assignment from Anders247

I'll wade through that thread. I'd really like to do (2) small schools but that may not be possible.

I'll have to go look at his room - might be able to sneak a 20G in there
Yeah, imo 2 schools of 6 would be fine.
BornThisWayBettas said:
You ninja'd me.
Lol, I did that to everyone on this thread....
 

Anders247

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JMcRae

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Colorful too
 

Anders247

Member
JMcRae said:
Colorful too
Yes, but unfortunately too big at 3 inches.....
 

DanB80TTS

Member
Aloeb1 said:
Dwarf gouramis are nice
Dwarf gouramis won't be very happy in a 10g, I kept two of them in one along with some tetras when I was a fish noob.
The surviving gouramI is much happier these days is his nice spacious 29g
 
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JMcRae

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Yep Anders247 - did you notice the Pearls are coming out on my 55G video? Very happy about that. They seem to like it better when the room is dark and the tank is lit.
 

Anders247

Member
JMcRae said:
Yep Anders247 - did you notice the Pearls are coming out on my 55G video? Very happy about that. They seem to like it better when the room is dark and the tank is lit.
No, I'll go back and watch, pearls are one of my favorite fish.
 
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JMcRae

Member
I figured that's why you recommended them as centerpiece fish

Male chases one of the females regularly, but that might be normal. No nipping.
 

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