Just recently have started up my 10 gal tank again. Wondering appropriate fish to stock with.
I asked this too, here’s a link so you can see some replies... Suggest 10 Gallon Stocking Ideas Please...
How many fish do you recommend?
It really depends on the fish. That list tells you how many of each species is suitable.
You could put a betta fish and if it’s not aggressive you could put a mystery snail or a small group of ghost shrimp with it
Yeah you cannot really depend on how many until you know what species, size and activity, bioload etc all vary.
I’d personally go with a Shellie tank or one similar to what I have now with ammanos and 7 CPD’s, perhaps a peacock gudgeon pair as well with them.
What if I wanted to do all guppies and maybe Cory cats
All guppies max of 6, less if you have females. Cory cats are not suitable for a 10g, so 0.
I plan on some corydoras hosbrosus and cpd’s
I wouldn’t suggest any Cory, even Pygmy or dwarf. Those need a 15g IMO. Here’s a list of 10g stocks- 10g stock
Any good bottom dwellers paired with guppies?
I believe you could do a few Asian stone cats if you were to only have 3/4 guppies and kept the temp at 70-72F.
Asian stone catfish would work.
Can someone tell me why no salt and pepper corys? Just curious, every site says they’re small. Aquatic Arts, recommends at least 8g for 6.
They are small but active and need the extra space. It is a highly debated topic, but I stand on the side that they need more room. I’ve asked a very experienced breeder about it that pygmies/dwarfs(I believe S&P are included in those) have also stated that they need a 15g.
Would platies work? 3-4 of them? Instead of the guppies to clarify
With the ASC only 2, without the cats you could do up to 4.
Could you do only 3 dwarf gouramis?
No, even 1 is very controversial/Risky in a 10g, many reccomend a minimum of a 10 long for them. Your also not very likely to find females and males are very territorial/aggressive towards eachother so even in a 20g you shouldn’t have more than 1 male.
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