Ten gallon tank

Danyboi18

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I have a ten gallon tank was thinking to add a bottom or algae eater does anyone know a good one??


 

endlercollector

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With only 10 gallons, some kind of snail is probably your best bet. What other animals are living in this tank? Tell us about your pH, KH if possible, and substrate. That will help us to figure out some options for you.

But I can give you a list of algae eaters that you should *not* put in there as you simply do not have enough space.
SAE
Chinese Algae Eater
Pleco
Oto cat (I cannot recommend that anyone get a shoal of oto cats unless s/he can get some that are tank bread)
 
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Danyboi18

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I kno that that's why I ask of ones I can put in the tank


 
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Danyboi18

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_Fried_Bettas_

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Shrimp and snails are really the only appropriate algae eating critters for a nano tank.
 

endlercollector

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It would be good to know what the stocking is currently in order to be able even to pick snail as some get quite large and pose more of a bio load than one might think.
 
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Danyboi18

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_Fried_Bettas_ said:
Shrimp and snails are really the only appropriate algae eating critters for a nano tank.
So ghost shrimp are ok?


 
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Danyboi18

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I had someone just tell me a spotted Cory


 

endlercollector

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Danyboi18 said:
I had someone just tell me a spotted Cory
No, because they need a shoal of at least five or six and a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. Some people will tell you they need at least 29 gallons.

You could only fit a shoal of Pygmy Cories into a 10 gallon if there were no other fish around as that would probably overload the biofilter.

You will get better recommendations for your particular situation if you tell people what it is that they have to work with
 

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