Stocking a 10 gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by JMcRae, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. J

    JMcRae Valued Member Member

    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?
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

  3. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    You are very very limited with a 10gallon, when @Anders247 sees this I am sure he will link you to his list of 10gallon 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!
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Haha, ninja'd you.....
     
  5. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, they're fine. At least (and at max) 5 sparklers and at least 6 chili rasboras.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    J

    JMcRae Valued Member Member

    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 :;soldier
     
  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    You ninja'd me. :;smack
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, imo 2 schools of 6 would be fine.
    Lol, I did that to everyone on this thread....
     
  10. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1 Valued Member Member

    Dwarf gouramis are nice
     
  11. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Dwarf gourami wouldn't work in a 10g....... but yes, they are nice. :)
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    They're too big for a 10g.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    J

    JMcRae Valued Member Member

    Colorful too :)
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, but unfortunately too big at 3 inches.....
     
  15. DanB80TTS

    DanB80TTS Well Known Member Member

    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
     
  16. OP
    OP
    J

    JMcRae Valued Member Member

    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.
     
  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, I'll go back and watch, pearls are one of my favorite fish. :)
     
  18. OP
    OP
    J

    JMcRae Valued Member 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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