Stocking List for 10 Gallons


Fishlore Legend
Due to an issue with the amount of text I'm forced to make a new thread to reduce clutter.

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Fairly common fish:

Red Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora rubescens)- up to 12

Least killifish (Heterandria formosa)- up to 10. 4 males
and 6 females.

Ruby tetra (Axelrodia riesei)- up to 12

Axelrodia stigmatias- up to 12

Green neon tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)- up to 12

Ember tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae)- up to 12

Crystal Red Tetra (Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi)- up
to 12

Loreto tetra (Hyphessobrycon loretoensis)- up to 12

Yellow Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon roseus)- up to 12

Nannostomus anduzei- up to 12

Spotstripe pencilfish (Nannostomus britskii)- up to 12

Two stripe pencilfish (Nannostomus digrammus)- up to 12

Dwarf pencilfish (Nannostomus marginatus)- up to 12

Least pencilfish (Nannostomus minimus)

Nannostomus rubrocaudatus- up to 12

Ninja goby (Schismatogobius ampluvinculus)- up to 2

Schismatogobius pallidus- up to 2

Asian stone catfish (Hara jerdoni)- up to 6

Hoplomyzon atrizona- up to 6

Hoplomyzon papillatus- up to 6

Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma- up to 6

Micromyzon akamai- up to 6

Pea puffers (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)- up to 3

Platies (Xiphophorus maculatus)- up to 3 (males only)

Para molly (Poecilia parae)- up to 5

Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)- up to 5 (males only)

Glowlight danio (Danio choprae)- up to 12

Celestial pearl danios (Danio margaritatus)- up to 12

Badis andrewraoi- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis autumnum- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis chittagongis- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis dibruensis- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis kanabos- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis kyanos- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis laspiophilus- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis pyema- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis singenensis- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Badis soraya- up to 4- 1 male and 3 females

Scarlet badis (Dario dario)- up to 6- 1 male and 5

Red dario (Dario hysginon)- up to 6- 1 male and 5

Dario dayingensis-up to 6- 1 male and 5 females.

Dario huli-up to 6- 1 male and 5 females.

Dario kajal-up to 6- 1 male and 5 females.

Dario urops-up to 6- 1 male and 5 females.

Sparkling gouramis (Trichopsis pumila)- up to 5

Bettas (Betta Splendens)- One. You could put a divider in there and have 2, but some have had a betta jump the divider before. If you did that, only males. A female/male divided tank wouldn't work.

Betta anabatoides- up to 3.

Betta brownorum- up to 3.

Betta edithae- up to 3.

Betta balunga- up to 3.

Betta burdigala- up to 3.

Betta enisae- up to 3.

Betta bellica- up to 3.

Betta coccina- up to 3.

Betta falx- up to 3.

Betta foerschi- up to 3.

Betta macrostoma- up to 3.

Betta picta- up to 3.

Betta fusca- up to 3.

Betta persephone- up to 3.

Betta prima- up to 3.

Betta imbellis- up to 3.

Betta pi- up to 3.

Betta pulchra- up to 3.

Betta simorum- up to 3.

Betta taenia- up to 3.

Betta rutilans- up to 3.

Betta simplex- up to 3.

Betta tussyae- up to 3.

Betta schalleri- up to 3.

Betta smaragdina- up to 3.

Betta unimaculata- up to 3.

Parasphaerichthys ocellatus- up to 6.

Parasphaerichthys lineatus- up to 12.

Threestripe gourami (Trichopsis schalleri)-up to 5.

Licorice gouramis (Parosphronemus deissneri)- one
male/female pair.

Parosphromenus alfredi- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus allani- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus nagyi- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus anjunganensis- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus bintan- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus filamentosus- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus gunawani- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus harveyi- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus linkei- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus opallios- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus ornauticauda- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus pahuensis- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus paludicauda- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus parvulus- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus phoenicurus- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus quindecim- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus rubrimontis- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus sumatranus- one male/female pair.

Parosphromenus tweediei- one male/female pair.

Chocolate gouramis (Sphaerichthys osphromenoides)-
up to one.

SamuraI gourami (Sphaerichthys vaillanti)- up to one.

Sphaerichthys selatanensis- up to one.

Endler livebearer (Poecilia wingei)-up to 8 males (On their own).

Green carplet/Glow-light carplet (Horadandia atukorali)- up to 12

Emerald eye rasbora (Brevibora dorsiocellata)- up to 12

Dwarf rasbora (Boraras maculatus)- up to 12

Boraras brigittae- up to 12

Boraras merah- up to 12

Boraras micros- up to 12

Boraras naevus- up to 12

Boraras urophthalmoides- up to 12

Neolamprologus multifasciatus- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Neolamprologus brevis- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Neolamprologus similis- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Ocellated shell-dweller (Lamprologus ocellatus)- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Lamprologus signatus- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Lamprologus speciosus- up to 4- 2 male/female pairs

Emerald dwarf rasbora (Danio erythromicron)- up to 12

Panther danio (Danio aesculapii)- up to 12

Gold ring danio (Danio tinwini)- up to 12

Blue white cloud (Tanichthys micagemmae)- up to 12

Tanichthys thacbaensis- up to 12

Pygmy sunfish (Elassoma zonatum)- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Elassoma evergladei- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Elassoma alabamae- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Note: this species is federally protected. If it ever becomes available in the hobby, it'd work.

Elassoma boehlkei- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Elassoma gilberti- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Elassoma okatie- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places.

Elassoma okefenokee- up to 8 (2 males and 4-6 females) in a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding

Swamp guppy (Micropoecilia picta)- up to 6

Peacock gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda)- up to 4, 2 male/female pairs

Neon blue rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi)-up to 12

Aphyosemion striatum- up to 3. 1 male, 2 females.

Barbus candens- up to 6

Brachygobius aggregatus- up to 6

Bumblebee goby (Brachygobius doriae)- up to 6

Brachygobius kabiliensis- up to 6

Brachygobius mekongensis- up to 6

Brachygobius nunus- up to 6

Brachygobius sabanus- up to 6

Brachygobius sua- up to 6

Brachygobius xanthomelas- up to 6

Brachygobius xanthozonus- up to 6

Pandaka lidwilli- up to 6

Pandaka rouxi- up to 6

Pandaka silvana- up to 6

Stiphodon birdsong- up to 2

Stiphodon discotorquatus- up to 2

Stiphodon kalfatak- up to 2

Stiphodon surrufus- up to 2

Stiphodon zebrinus- up to 2

Redfinned blue-eye (Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis)- up to 6

Asinua ricefish (Oryzias asinua)- up to 8

Oryzias haugiangensis- up to 8

Oryzias hubbsi- up to 8

Mekong ricefish (Oryzias mekongensis)- up to 8

Dwarf ricefish (Oryzias minutillus)- up to 8

Oryzias pectoralis- up to 8

Oryzias songkhramensis- up to 8

Oryzias uwai- up to 8

Oryzias woworae- up to 8

Indostomus spinosus- up to 6

Indostomus crocodilus- up to 6

Armored stickleback (Indostomus paradoxus)- up to 6

Ember barb/dwarf amber barb (Barboides gracilis)- up to 18

Barboides britzi- up to 18

Pygmy sculpin (Cottus paulus)- up to 1

Desert goby (Chlamydogobius eremius)- one pair
The rest of the info will be in the posts below


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Rare in the hobby
Preston White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyI albivallis)- up to 5

White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyI baileyi)- up to 5

Hiko White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyI grandis)- up to 5

Moapa White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyI moapae)- up to 5

Mormon White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyI thermophilus)- up to 5

Railroad Valley springfish (Crenichthys nevadae)- up to 5

Raycraft Ranch poolfish (Empetrichthys latos concavus)- up to 5

Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos latos)- up to 5

Pahrump ranch poolfish (Empetrichthys latos pahrump)- up to 5

Ash Meadows killifish (Empetrichthys merriami)- up to 5

Zacapu allotoca (Allotoca zacapuensis)- up to 5

Leopard splitfin (Xenotaenia resolanae)- up to 5

Zoogoneticus purhepechus- up to 5

Picotee goodeid (Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis)- up to 5

Jenynsia luxata- up to 5

Jenynsia onca- up to 5

Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae- up to 5

Jenynsia tucumana- up to 5

Brachyrhaphis episcopi- up to 5

Soconusco gambusia (Brachyrhaphis hartwegi)- up to 5

Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi- up to 5

Brachyrhaphis holdridgei- up to 5

Brachyrhaphis punctifer- up to 5

Brachyrhaphis roswithae- up to 5

Barred livebearer (Carlhubbsia stuarti)- up to 5

Cnesterodon brevirostratus- up to 5

Cnesterodon carnegiei- up to 5

Ten spotted livebearer (Cnesterodon decemmaculatus)- up to 5

Cnesterodon hypselurus- up to 5

Cnesterodon iguape- up to 5

Cnesterodon omorgmatos- up to 5

Cnesterodon pirai- up to 5

Cnesterodon raddai- up to 5

Cnesterodon septentrionalis- up to 5

Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)- up to 5

Yellowfin gambusia (Gambusia alvarezi)- up to 5

Amistad gambusia (Gambusia amistadensis)- up to 5

Blackfin gambusia (Gambusia atrora)- up to 5

Golden gambusia (Gambusia aurata)- up to 5

Gambusia baracoana- up to 5

Miragoane gambusia (Gambusia beebei)- up to 5

San Felipe gambusia (Gambusia clarkhubbsi)- up to 5

Dominican gambusia (Gambusia dominicensis)- up to 5

Maya gambusia (Gambusia echeagarayi)- up to 5

Widemouth gambusia (Gambusia eurystoma)- up to 5

Big Bend gambusia (Gambusia gaigei)- up to 5

Largespring gambusia (Gambusia geiseri)- up to 5

San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei)- up to 5

Clear Creek gambusia (Gambusia heterochir)- up to 5

Hispaniolan gambusia (Gambusia hispaniolae)- up to 5

Crescent gambusia (Gambusia hurtadoi)- up to 5

Spotfin gambusia (Gambusia krumholzi)- up to 5

Gambusia lemaitrei- up to 5

Cuatrocienegas gambusia (Gambusia longispinis)- up to 5

Sleek mosquitofish (Gambusia luma)- up to 5

Robust gambusia (Gambusia marshi)- up to 5

Striped gambusia (Gambusia melapleura)- up to 5

Nicaraguan moquitofish (Gambusia nicaraguensis)- up to 5

Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis)- up to 5

Panuco gambusia (Gambusia panuco)- up to 5

Tiburon Peninsula gambusia (Gambusia pseudopunctata)- up to 5

Caribbean gambusia (Gambusia puncticulata)- up to 5

Gambusia quadruncus- up to 5

Forlon gambusia (Gambusia regani)- up to 5

Mangrove gambusia (Gambusia rhizophorae)- up to 5

Blotched gambusia (Gambusia senilis)- up to 5

Teardrop mosquito (Gambusia sexradiata)- up to 5

Tex-Mex gambusia (Gambusia speciosa)- up to 5

Gulf gambusia (Gambusia vittata)- up to 5

Wray's gambusia (Gambusia wrayi)- up to 5

Cayman gambusia (Gambusia xanthosoma)- up to 5

Gambusia zarskei- up to 5

Cuban topminnow (Girardinus cubensis)- up to 5

Metallic livebearer (Girardinus metallicus)- up to 5

Coatzacoalcos gambusia (Heterophallus rachovii)- up to 5

Grand Cayman limia (Limia caymanensis)- up to 5

Tiburon Peninsula limia (Limia dominicensis)- up to 5

Blotched limia (Limia fuscomaculata)- up to 5

Garnier's limia (Limia garnieri)- up to 5

Largetooth limia (Limia grossidens)- up to 5

Limia heterandria- up to 5

Plain limia (Limia immaculata)- up to 5

Blackbelly limia (Limia melanogaster)- up to 5

Blackbanded limia (Limia melanonotata)- up to 5

Miragoane limia (Limia miragoanensis)- up to 5

Blackbarred limia (Limia nigrofasciata)- up to 5

Ornate limia (Limia ornata)- up to 5

Few-rayed limia (Limia pauciradiata)- up to 5

Rivas's limia (Limia rivasi)- up to 5

Sulfur limia (Limia sulphurophila)- up to 5

Limia tridens- up to 5

Varicolored limia (Limia versicolor)- up to 5

Yaguajal limia (Limia yaguajali)- up to 5

Striped limia (Limia zonata)- up to 5

Neoheterandria cana- up to 5

Neoheterandria elegans- up to 5

Neoheterandria tridentiger- up to 5

Pamphorichthys araguaiensis- up to 5

Pamphorichthys hasemani- up to 5

Pamphorichthys hollandi- up to 5

Mini-molly (Pamphorichthys minor)- up to 5

Pamphorichthys pertapeh- up to 5

Pamphorichthys scalpridens- up to 5

Picotee livebarer (Phallichthys fairweatheri)- up to 5

Phallichthys quadripunctatus- up to 5

Phallichthys tico- up to 5

Phalloceros alessandrae- up to 5

Phalloceros anisophallos- up to 5

Phalloceros aspilos- up to 5

Phalloceros buckupi- up to 5

Dusky millions fish (Phalloceros caudimaculatus)- up to 5

Phalloceros elachistos- up to 5

Phalloceros enneaktinos- up to 5

Phalloceros harpagos- up to 5

Phalloceros heptaktinos- up to 5

Phalloceros leptokeras- up to 5

Phalloceros leticiae- up to 5

Phalloceros lucenorum- up to 5

Phalloceros malabarbai- up to 5

Phalloceros megapolos- up to 5

Phalloceros mikrommatos- up to 5

Phalloceros ocellatus- up to 5

Phalloceros pellos- up to 5

Phalloceros reisi- up to 5

Phalloceros spiloura- up to 5

Phalloceros titthos- up to 5

Phalloceros tupinamba- up to 5

Phalloceros uai- up to 5

Phalloptychus eigenmanni- up to 5

Phalloptychus januarius- up to 5

Phallotorynus dispilos- up to 5

Phallotorynus fasciolatus- up to 5

Phallotorynus jucundus- up to 5

Phallotorynus pankalos- up to 5

Phallotorynus psittakos- up to 5

Phallotorynus victoriae- up to 5

Poecilia caucana- up to 5

Dwarf molly (Poecilia chica)- up to 5

Poecilia dauli- up to 5

Elegant molly (Poecilia elegans)- up to 5

Hispaniola molly (Poecilia hispaniolana)- up to 5

Broadspotted molly (Poecilia latipunctata)- up to 5

Poecilia obscura- up to 5

Mangrove molly (Poecilia orri)- up to 5

Poecilia rositae- up to 5

Sulphur molly (Poecilia sulphuraria)- up to 5

Mountain molly (Poecilia teresae)- up to 5

Poecilia vandepolli- up to 5

Poecilia vivipara- up to 5

Golden livebearer (Poeciliopsis baenschi)- up to 5

San Jeronimo livebearer (Poeciliopsis fasciata)- up to 5

Upper Grijalva livebearer (Poeciliopsis hnilickai)- up to 5

Lerma livebearer (Poeciliopsis infans)- up to 5

Lowland livebearer (Poeciliopsis latidens)- up to 5

Clearfin livebearer (Poeciliopsis lucida)- up to 5

Oaxaca livebearer (Poeciliopsis lutzi)- up to 5

Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis)- up to 5

Poeciliopsis paucimaculata- up to 5

Sinaloa livebearer (Poeciliopsis presidionis)- up to 5

Blackstripe livebearer (Poeciliopsis prolifica)- up to 5

Poeciliopsis santaelena- up to 5

Michoacan livebearer (Poeciliopsis scarlli)- up to 5

Blackspotted livebearer (Poeciliopsis turneri)- up to 5

Priapella chamulae- up to 5

Isthmian priapella (Priapella intermedia)- up to 5

Priapella lacondonae- up to 5

Priapichthys caliensis- up to 5

Priapichthys chocoensis- up to 5

Priapichthys darienensis- up to 5

Priapichthys nigroventralis- up to 5

Priapichthys panamensis- up to 5

Priapichthys puetzi- up to 5

Barred topminnow (Quintana atrizona)- up to 5

Rhexipanchax kabae- up to 5

Lambert's lampeye (Rhexipanchax lamberti)- up to 5

Mt. Nimba lampeye (Rhexipanchax nimbaensis)- up to 5

Schiotz' lampeye (Rhexipanchax schioetzi)- up to 5

Scolichthys greenwayi- up to 5

Scolichthys iota- up to 5

Tomeurus gracilis- up to 5

Grijalva studfish (Xenodexia ctenolepis)- up to 5

Xenophallus umbratilis- up to 5

Spiketail platy (Xiphophorus andersi)- up to 5

Yellow swordtail (Xiphophorus clemenciae)- up to 1

Short-sword platy (Xiphophorus continens)- up to 5

Delicate swordtail (Xiphophorus cortezi)- up to 5

Monterrey platy (Xiphophorus couchianus)- up to 5

Puebla platy (Xiphophorus evelynae)- up to 5

Northern platy (Xiphophorus gordoni)- up to 5

Highland swordtail (Xiphophorus malinche)- up to 5

Marbled swordtail (Xiphophorus meyeri)- up to 5

Catemaco platy (Xiphophorus milleri)- up to 5

Mixe swordtail (Xiphophorus mixei)- up to 5

Xiphophorus multilineatus- up to 5

Mountain swordtail (Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl)- up to 5

Panuco swordtail (Xiphophorus nigrensis)- up to 5

Pygmy swordtail (Xiphophorus pygmaeus)- up to 5

Swordtail platy (Xiphophorus xiphidium)- up to 5

Fluviphylax obscurus- up to 8

Fluviphylax palikur- up to 8

Fluviphylax pygmaeus- up to 8

Fluviphylax simplex- up to 8

Fluviphylax zonatus- up to 8

Chain lampeye (Hypsopanchax catenatus)- up to 5

Hypsopanchax jobaerti- up to 5

Southern deepbody (Hypsopanchax jubbi)- up to 5

Zaire lampeye (Hypsopanchax platysternus)- up to 5

Zebra lampeye (Hypsopanchax zebra)- up to 5

Spotted lampeye (Lacustricola maculatus)- up to 5

SaisI lampeye (Lacustricola matthesi)- up to 5

Lacustricola mediolateralis- up to 5

Lacustricola nigrolateralis- up to 5

Ruaha lampeye (Lacustricola omoculatus)- up to 5

Usangu lampeye (Lacustricola usanguensis)- up to 5

Micropanchax bracheti- up to 5

Cameroon lampeye (Micropanchax camerunensis)- up to 5

Micropanchax ehrichi- up to 5

Micropanchax keilhacki- up to 5

Nile killifish (Micropanchax loati)- up to 5

Lampeye panchax (Micropanchax macrophthalmus)- up to 5

Pfaff's lampeye (Micropanchax pfaffi)- up to 5

Scheel's lampeye (Micropanchax scheeli)- up to 5

Pantanodon madagascariensis- up to 5

Eastcoast lampeye (Pantanodon stuhlmanni)- up to 5

Plataplochilus cabindae- up to 5

Flame lampeye (Plataplochilus chalcopyrus)- up to 5

Loeme lampeye (Plataplochilus loemensis)- up to 5

Red striped lampeye (Plataplochilus miltotaenia)- up to 5

Nga lampeye (Plataplochilus ngaensis)- up to 5

Terver's lampeye (Plataplochilus terveri)- up to 5

RuwenzorI lampeye (Platypanchax modestus)- up to 5

Bluegreen lampeye (Procatopus aberrans)- up to 5

Large-finned lampeye (Procatopus nototaenia)- up to 5

Variable lampeye (Procatopus similis)- up to 5

Pseudopoecilia austrocolumbiana- up to 5

Pseudopoecilia festae- up to 5

Bihunichthys monopteroides- up to 1

Burmese spineless eel (Chaudhuria caudata)- up to 1

Chaudhuria fusipinnis- up to 1

Chendol keelini- up to 1

Chendol lubricus- up to 1

Garo spineless eel (Garo khajuriai)- up to 1

Nagaichthys filipes- up to 1

Pillaia kachinica- up to 1

Tetraodon waandersii- up to 1

Apionichthys rosai- up to 1

Gymnochanda flamea- up to 8

Gymnochanda limi- up to 8

Gymnochanda ploegi- up to 8

Gymnochanda verae- up to 8

Micropterus chattahoochae- up to 1

Fourspine leaffish (Afronandus sheljuzhkoi)- up to 1

Polycentrus jundia- up to 1

Alcolapia ndalalani- up to 1

Nanochromis minor- one male/female pair


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American flagfish (Jordanella floridae)- one male/female pair

Pygmy killifish (Leptolucania ommata) -one male/female pair

Two-striped killI (Aphyosemion bitaeniatum)- one male/two females

Two-stripe lyretail (Aphyosemion bivittatum)- one male/two females

Aphyosemion caudofasciatum- one male/two females

Aphyosemion celiae- one male/two females

Aphyosemion chauchei- one male/two females

Aphyosemion christyi- one male/two females

Aphyosemion citrineipinnis- one male/two females

Sky-blue killI (Aphyosemion coeleste)- one male/two females

Redspot killI (Aphyosemion cognatum)- one male/two females

Congo killI (Aphyosemion congicum)- one male/two females

Gabon jewelfish (Aphyosemion cyanostictum)- one male/two females

Mbam killI (Aphyosemion dargei)- one male/two females

Aphyosemion decorsei- one male/two females

Aphyosemion ecucuense- one male/two females

Edea killI (Aphyosemion edeanum)- one male/two females

Red barred killI (Aphyosemion elberti)- one male/two females

Elegant killI (Aphyosemion elegans)- one male/two females

Aphyosemion erythron- one male/two females

Aphyosemion escherichi- one male/two females

Aphyosemion etsamense- one male/two females

Aphyosemion heinemanni- one male/two females

Aphyosemion hera- one male/two females

Aphyosemion herzogi- one male/two females

Aphyosemion hofmanni- one male/two females

Aphyosemion joergenscheeli- one male/two females

Aphyosemion kouamense- one male/two females

Aphyosemion koungueense- one male/two females

Aphyosemion labarrei- one male/two females

Aphyosemion lamberti- one male/two females

Aphyosemion lefiniense- one male/two females

Aphyosemion lividum- one male/two females

Aphyosemion loennbergii- one male/two females

Aphyosemion louessense- one male/two females

Broken-line killI (Aphyosemion ogoense)- one male/two females

Aphyosemion omega- one male/two females

Aphyosemion pamaense- one male/two females

Aphyosemion wuendschi- one male/two females

Aphyosemion zygaima- one male/two females

Callopanchax sidibei- one male/two females

Clown killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)- up to 8

Epiplatys atratus- up to 8

Plumed lyretail (Fundulopanchax filamentosus)- one male/two females

Blue lyretail (Fundulopanchax gardneri)- up to 5 (2 males 3 females) in a lightly planted tank. Up to 6 (3 males 3 females) in a medium planted tank. Up to 8 (4 males 4 females) in a heavily planted tank

BojI plains nothobranch (Nothobranchius bojiensis)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius boklundi- one male/two females

Nothobranchius brieni- one male/two females

Cardinal nothobranchius (Nothobranchius cardinalis)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius chochamandai- one male/two females

Nothobranchius eggersi- one male/two females

Elongate nothobranch (Nothobranchius elongatus)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius flagrans- one male/two females

Nothobranchius flammicomantis- one male/two females

Nothobranchius foerschi- one male/two females

Turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus- one male/two females

Nothobranchius geminus- one male/two females

Redtail notho (Nothobranchius guentheri)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius hassoni- one male/two females

Nothobranchius hengstleri- one male/two females

Kikambala nothobranch (Nothobranchius interruptus)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius lourensi- one male/two females

Nothobranchius lucius- one male/two females

Nothobranchius symoensi- one male/two females

Striped nothobranch (Nothobranchius taeniopygus)- one male/two females

Togo killifish (Nothobranchius thierryi)- one male/two females

Uganda nothobranch (Nothobranchius ugandensis)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius usanguensis- one male/two females

Nothobranchius virgatus- one male/two females

PanganI nothobranch (Nothobranchius vosseleri)- one male/two females

Nothobranchius wattersi- one male/two females

MnanzinI nothobranch (Nothobranchius willerti)- one male/two females

Pronothobranchius kiyawensis- one male/two females

Scriptaphyosemion banforense- one male/two females

Scriptaphyosemion bertholdi- one male/two females

Scriptaphyosemion brueningi- one male/two females

Kindia killI (Scriptaphyosemion cauveti)- one male/two females

Scriptaphyosemion chaytori- one male/two females

Scriptaphyosemion etzeli- one male/two females

Anablepsoides amanan- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides henschelae- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides jari- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides ottonii- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides parlettei- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides peruanus- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides roraima- one male/female pair

Anablepsoides rubrolineatus- one male/female pair

Austrolebias reicherti- one male/female pair

Austrolebias varzeae- one male/female pair

Swordfin killifish (Campellolebias brucei)- one male/female pair

Campellolebias chrysolineatus- one male/female pair

Campellolebias dorsimaculatus- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys birkhahni- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys boehlkei- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys brunneus- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys chucunaque- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys elegans- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys frommi- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys glaucus- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys kuelpmanni- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys siegfriedi- one male/female pair

Dogtooth rivulus (Cynodonichthys tenuis)- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys uroflammeus- one male/female pair

Cynodonichthys wassmanni- one male/female pair

Cynolebias gilbertoi- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias longignatus- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias lopesi- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias macaubensis- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias nitens- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias pterophyllus- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias radiseriatus- one male/female pair

Hypsolebias sertanejo- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias brasiliensis- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias campelloi- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias caudomarginatus- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias gracilis- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias ocellatus- one male/female pair

Kryptolebias sepia- one male/female pair

Laimosemion agilae- one male/female pair

Laimosemion strigatus- one male/female pair

Laimosemion tecminae- one male/female pair

Laimosemion torrenticola- one male/female pair

Laimosemion ubim- one male/female pair

Laimosemion xiphidius- one male/female pair

Leptolebias aureoguttatus- one male/female pair

Leptolebias citripinnis- one male/female pair

Leptolebias itanhaensis- one male/female pair

Marbled pearlfish (Leptolebias marmoratus)- one male/female pair

Opal pearlfish (Leptolebias opalescens)- one male/female pair

Splendid pearlfish (Leptolebias splendens)- one male/female pair

Killifish/pupfish/lampeyes (continued, there's so many of them):

Melanorivulus apiamici- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus planaltinus- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus punctatus- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus rubroreticulatus- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus schuncki- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus ubirajarai- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus violaceus- one male/female pair

Melanorivulus zygonectes- one male/female pair

Micromoema xiphophora- one male/female pair

Millerichthys robustus- one male/female pair

Mucurilebias leitaoi- one male/female pair

Nematolebias catimbau- one male/female pair

Neofundulus guaporensis- one male/female pair

Neofundulus parvipinnis- one male/female pair

Notholebias cruzi- one male/female pair

Notholebias fractifasciatus- one male/female pair

Barredtail pearlfish (Notholebias minimus)- one male/female pair

Papiliolebias bitteri- one male/female pair

Pituna brevirostrata- one male/female pair

Pituna compacta- one male/female pair

Pituna obliquoseriata- one male/female pair

Pituna poranga- one male/female pair

Pituna schindleri- one male/female pair

Pituna xinguensis- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias altamira- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias aruana- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias canabravensis- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias filamentosus- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias fragilis- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias glaucopterus- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias lacerdai- one male/female pair

Plesiolebias xavantei- one male/female pair

Rachovia brevis- one male/female pair

Rachovia hummelincki- one male/female pair

Rachovia maculipinnis- one male/female pair

Rachovia pyropunctata- one male/female pair

Renova oscari- one male/female pair

Green rivulus (Rivulus cylindraceus)- one male/female pair

Rivulus formosensis- one male/female pair

Rivulus insulaepinorum- one male/female pair

Hispaniolan rivulus (Rivulus roloffi)- one male/female pair

Rivulus tomasi- one male/female pair

Simpsonichthys alternatus- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys auratus- one male/two females

Lyrefin pearlfish (Simpsonichthys boitonei)- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys bokermanni- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys brunoi- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys chacoensis- one male/two females

Featherfin pearlfish (Simpsonichthys constanciae)- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys costai- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys rufus- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys santanae- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys semiocellatus- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys similis- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys stellatus- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys trilineatus- one male/two females

Simpsonichthys zonatus- one male/two females

Spectrolebias brousseaui- one male/two females

Stenolebias bellus- one male/two females

Stenolebias damascenoi- one male/two females

Saberfin killI (Terranatos dolichopterus)- one male/two females

Valencia robertae- one male/two females

Black lampeye (Aplocheilichthys antinorii)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Aplocheilichthys atripinna- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females.

Brichard's lampeye (Aplocheilichthys brichardi)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Bukoba lampeye (Aplocheilichthys bukobanus)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Central East African lampeye (Aplocheilichthys centralis)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Lake Rukwa lampeye (Aplocheilichthys fuelleborni)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Meshscaled topminnow (Aplocheilichthys hutereaui)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Omo lampeye (Aplocheilichthys jeanneli)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Striped topminnow (Aplocheilichthys katangae)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Aplocheilichthys kingii- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Kongoro lampeye (Aplocheilichthys kongoranensis)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

KibitI lampeye (Aplocheilichthys lacustris)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Lualaba lampeye (Aplocheilichthys lualabaensis)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Big tailed lampeye (Aplocheilichthys macrurus)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Aplocheilichthys mahagiensis- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Aplocheilichthys meyburghi- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Moeru lampeye (Aplocheilichthys moeruensis)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Natal topminnow (Aplocheilichthys myaposae)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hummingbird lampeye (Aplocheilichthys myersi)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Tanganyika lampeye (Aplocheilichthys pumilus)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Lake Rudolf lampeye (Aplocheilichthys rudolfianus)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

BitschumbI lampeye (Aplocheilichthys vitschumbaensis)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hylopanchax leki- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hylopanchax moke- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hylopanchax ndeko- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hylopanchax paucisquamatus- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hylopanchax silvestris- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Blue lampeye (Hylopanchax stictopleuron)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Hannerz' Lampeye (Poropanchax hannerzi)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Norman's Lampeye Killifish (Poropanchax normani)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Rancurel's lampeye (Poropanchax rancureli)- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females

Poropanchax stigmatopygus- up to 6. 3 males and 3 females


Fishlore Legend
Alright, so now I have to separate the invertebrates because I ran out of room again... (for those who've seen this post a few times, I'm editing the ones before and moving this one to the bottom to keep them in order)
Invertebrates (are suitable):
Cherry shrimp and it's variants (Neocaridina davidi)
Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis and it's variants
Caridina multidentata (amano shrimp)
Palaemonetes sp. ghost shrimp
Macrobrachium sp. whisker shrimp
Caridina cantonensis and it's variants such as:
Crystal red shrimp
Tiger shrimp
Red tiger shrimp
Black tiger shrimp
Golden bee shrimp
Orange bee shrimp
White bee shrimp
Black king kong shrimp
Panda shrimp
Shadow panda shrimp
Wine red shrimp
Super Tiger shrimp
Caridina sp. and variants such as:
Blue bee shrimp
Brown camo shrimp
Cardinal shrimp
Dark green shrimp
Malaya shrimp
Orange delight shrimp
Red goldflake shrimp
Caridina cf. spongicola "harlequin shrimp"
Ninja shrimp (Caridina serratirostris)
Purple zebra shrimp (Potamalpheops sp.)
Caridina serrata "Red tupfel"
Caridina serrata "Tangerine tiger"
Cambarellus montezumae "Acocil" dwarf crayfish
Cambarellus patzcuarensis Dwarf CPO crayfish
Apple snail (Ampullariidae sp.)
Mystery snail (Ampullariidae sp.)
Rabbit snail (Tylomelania gemmifara)
Nerite snail (Neritina natalensis)
Malaysian trumpet snail (Melanoides tuberculata)
Black devil snail (Faunus ater)
Pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis)
Bladder snail (Physa sp.)
Ramshorn snail (Planorbis rubrum)
ThaI Micro crabs (Limnopilos naiyanetri)


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Great list thanks and I will enjoy looking up the many fish I don't know.

To nitpick haha! "up to one" ?


Fishlore Legend
Great list thanks and I will enjoy looking up the many fish I don't know.

To nitpick haha! "up to one" ?
Lol, I just did that because I had "up to" for pretty much everything else, and I like symmetry.


Well Known
id gladly debate Xiphophorus clemenciae, while their size might work, their temper will often not. I wouldn't keep groups like that in this tank size.


Fishlore Legend
id gladly debate Xiphophorus clemenciae, while their size might work, their temper will often not. I wouldn't keep groups like that in this tank size.
Good to know. Would one or two be OK in this size tank?


Well Known
Good to know. Would one or two be OK in this size tank?

one might, its that usual swordtail argumentative thing, just in fun size

you might even get something small in with 1 instead, maybe shrimp or some other tiny fish, I think they mostly argue with each other


Fishlore Legend
Thank you! I'll change it.


Active Member
Wow, you outdid yourself! How long did it take?


Fishlore Legend
Anders, for the wild bettas you've listed, I would suggest removing any of them with an adult size larger than 2".

Also note that for any of the wild bettas suitable to a ten gallon tank, you can very easily keep pairs, trios, reverse trios, and for the smallest species (the dwarf bubblenesters) you can keep much larger groups. Wild bettas all need planted tanks as well.


Fishlore Legend
Thank you for the info. I will change it.
I don't believe I have any bettas over 2 inches, but I can go back and check to be sure. My thing was 'centerpiece' fish over 2 inches, no, and schooling fish over 1 inch, no.


Fishlore Legend
Pugnax complex species get really large. I had one fish from the same complex that was well over 7" long.

Also wild bettas aren't very good centerpiece fish because they are super super shy. They do best in species only tanks or with other very timid fish (as long as they can hold their own against the bettas)


Fishlore Legend
Pugnax complex species get really large. I had one fish from the same complex that was well over 7" long.

Also wild bettas aren't very good centerpiece fish because they are super super shy. They do best in species only tanks or with other very timid fish (as long as they can hold their own against the bettas)
I know, by centerpiece type fish I meant fish that don't need to be kept in schools. Probably the wrong word to use, lol.

Edit: removed pugnax.


Active Member
Hey Anders247, what about aquatic amphibians like the Axolotl?


Fishlore Legend
Axolotls need a tank bigger than a 10 gal. But this is a fish forum, so it makes sense only to include fish. Herps would be another huge list.


Fishlore Legend
Yeah, amphibians aren't a part of it, and axolotls get too big.


New Member
WOW! Anders247, you didn't have to do all that. I guess I have to get to work looking at all the fish. Also I was wondering if 2-3 african dwarf frogs would work or if anyone knew any reputable sources.


Fishlore Legend
WOW! Anders247, you didn't have to do all that. I guess I have to get to work looking at all the fish. Also I was wondering if 2-3 african dwarf frogs would work or if anyone knew any reputable sources.
Yes, 2-3 is fine. You can do up to 4.

Haha, I'm not even done yet either.

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