Stocking For 10 Gal

  1. Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthy Member Member

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




  2. WTFish?

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  3. OP
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    Emma McCarthy

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  4. Sergeant Pepper

    Sergeant Pepper Well Known Member Member

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




  5. Nathan_betta3010

    Nathan_betta3010 Member Member

    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 Member Member

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

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    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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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthy Member Member

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

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Member Member

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

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Emma McCarthy Member Member

    Any good bottom dwellers paired with guppies?
     
  13. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Asian stone catfish would work.
     
  15. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    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

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    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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    Emma McCarthy

    Emma McCarthy Member Member

    Would platies work? 3-4 of them?

    Instead of the guppies to clarify
     
  18. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Emma McCarthy Member Member

    Could you do only 3 dwarf gouramis?
     
  20. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    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.