Stocking For 10 Gal

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Emma McCarthy, May 22, 2018.

  1. Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember

    Just recently have started up my 10 gal tank again. Wondering appropriate fish to stock with.
     
  2. WTFish?

    WTFish?Well Known MemberMember

  3. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember





  4. Sergeant Pepper

    Sergeant PepperWell Known MemberMember

    It really depends on the fish. That list tells you how many of each species is suitable.
     




  5. Nathan_betta3010

    Nathan_betta3010Valued MemberMember

    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
     
  6. WTFish?

    WTFish?Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah you cannot really depend on how many until you know what species, size and activity, bioload etc all vary.
     
  7. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  8. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember

    What if I wanted to do all guppies and maybe Cory cats
     
  9. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    All guppies max of 6, less if you have females. Cory cats are not suitable for a 10g, so 0.
     
  10. WTFish?

    WTFish?Well Known MemberMember

    I plan on some corydoras hosbrosus and cpd’s
     
  11. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn’t suggest any Cory, even Pygmy or dwarf. Those need a 15g IMO. Here’s a list of 10g stocks-
    10g stock
     
  12. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember

    Any good bottom dwellers paired with guppies?
     
  13. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  14. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Asian stone catfish would work.
     
  15. WTFish?

    WTFish?Well Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  16. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  17. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember

    Would platies work? 3-4 of them?

    Instead of the guppies to clarify
     
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  18. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    With the ASC only 2, without the cats you could do up to 4.
     
  19. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthyValued MemberMember

    Could you do only 3 dwarf gouramis?
     
  20. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    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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