Stocking A Ten Gallon!

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  1. Fancyfins

    FancyfinsValued MemberMember

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    Hi all, after the loss of my Betta, I’ve decided not to get any more of them. I’ve been looking for another fish (Or a couple.) that could go into the ten gallon, and I’ve heard that some types of danios would be okay in one. So here’s my setup right now.

    - Ten gallon tank.
    - Three mystery snails.
    - A few plants. (Planning to add more plants and maybe a large piece of driftwood.)
    - Fully cycled.
    - Adjustable heater. (Currently at 78* F.)
    - AquaClear 20.

    So, I was wondering what types of fish I could add. A few different types would be nice, even if they were small. Or a couple larger fish would be okay. I know my options are limited, but I’m hoping it’ll work!
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I wouldn’t do danios in a ten, they are very active and need more room.
     
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    I have cpd’s and Pygmy cories (habrosus, even though people poo on that idea:) in my 10g, I love it. Also, 2 mystery snails and a nerite.
     
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    If you’re up for the challenge of food, a small colony of scarlet badis would be super cool! I might have to do it with mine
     
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    I was looking at scarlet badis, and I thought they were so cool! But there’s the challenge of food, and I’m almost positive no one has them around here..
     
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    Zebra danios are very active and need much more room to swim. Gold ring danios or celestial pearl danios will work in a 10 gallon though.
     
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    Are there any other danios besides gold ring and celestial pearl? They don’t sell any of those nearby.. I’ve heard of White Cloud Mountain minnows, though. Would those work? And if I did choose danios, could I put anything else in? Or just danios?
     
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    Emerald dwarf rasboras are closely related to celestial pearl danios, and in my area at least are easier to find. Those should work too. There’s also endler’s livebearers or endler guppies. Or you could do like 3 male platies.
     
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    They don’t sell emerald dwarf rasboras here. Endlers livebearers look amazing but believe it or not, they don’t sell them anywhere close to me! Platies seem like an option, I’ll consider them.
     
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    If you have a local fish store, or even a Petco, ask if they can special order. My Petco ordered me the galaxy rasboras, and they were only $3.50 each.
     
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    Regular White Cloud Minnows will need min 20 gallon.

    How about some Rasbora Maculata or Rasboras Kubotai with maybe some nice Cherry Shrimp.
     
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    You could keep a species only tank of a crawfish. I’ve done it and they have very interesting behavior imo.
     
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    What about guppies? How many could I keep in there? And could I do all male?
     
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    I wouldn’t do all males, I’d add 2/3 female guppies for every male
     
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    Wcmm need a bigger tank.

    You could have 8 danios and 2 peacock gobies or 8 danios and 3-4 asian stone cats. You could add shrimp and snails too.
    I would recommend 3 or 4 females but 5or 6 males could work.
     
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    You could do all Male guppies I would go with 5, that was the magic number for me when I had an all Male guppy tank.
     
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    I can’t get peacock gobies, or any type of danio besides wcmm or zebra danios. I also don’t want guppy fry. If I do male guppies, could I do another fish or two with it?
     
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