Stocking For 10 Gal

Emma McCarthy

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

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Emma McCarthy said:
How many fish do you recommend?
Yeah you cannot really depend on how many until you know what species, size and activity, bioload etc all vary.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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