Tetras

  1. Abbielouise1804

    Abbielouise1804 Member Member

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    What kind and how many tetras IYO would go well in my tank?
    It's 40L/10 Gal.
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  3. happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

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    There aren't many tetra species that should be in a 10g, they're too active and some can actually get pretty big (3in). How about ember tetras, a school of 8, as FallenOwl suggested?
     
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    I love the look of the ember tetras and also the corys! I was possibly even thinking guppies or endlers
     
  5. superbutterfly12

    superbutterfly12 Well Known Member Member

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    I second ember tetras, endlers and sparkling gourami as great choices for that tank size. I'd do 1 sparkling gourami and 8-10 embers or endlers or even like 7 embers with 3-4 male endlers, they are both peaceful. Perhaps plus a snail or two and a handful of shrimp.
     
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    How about 7 embers and 3 endlers and maybe 2/3 ghost or amino shrimp?
     
  7. Coradee

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    Sorry to say but Pygmy corys aren't suitable for a 10 gallon, they need to be kept in groups. Although they're small they need more space as they spend quite a lot of the time swimming in the mid level unlike their larger cousins.
    Another option for you to consider would be celestial pearl danios.
     
  8. geraldatwork

    geraldatwork Initiate Member

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    I have 5 Ember Tetras in my 5 gallon shrimp. I have about 6 adult and 30 babies of different ages. The ET are very shy
     
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    This would be a lovely stock IMO. I would go with that- it would look so colourful and pretty!
     
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  11. Five 97

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    Agreed, how about the smaller species of danio rerio? like CPDs or emerald dwarf's?
     
  12. TexasDomer

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    CPDs or emerald dwarf rasbora aren't smaller species of Danio rerio. Danio is a genus and rerio is the species name. CPDs and emerald dwarf rasbora are in different genera than Danios.
     
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    Five 97 Well Known Member Member

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    Thanks for correcting me :) I thought they were in the same genus, turns out I was wrong...
     
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    Abbielouise1804

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    Thanks for your input every one :) so far I'm looking at endlers and ember tetras. With endlers, do you need to get all males/all females? I'm quite concerned about having lots of babies swimming around!
     
  15. FallenOwl

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    All male, if you get all females, you have the chance of her already carrying babies.
    If you plan on getting both, you stock should be something like
    3-4x Endlers
    6-7x Ember tetra

    With this stock you could also get-

    2-3x Amano,cherry, or ghost shrimp
    1-2x Nerite or mystery snails
     
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    Abbielouise1804

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    Ok I'll look to get all males I don't think either of my local stores sell ember tetras :( any other tetras that would be suitable? I love Glowlight tetras but unsure whether they would suit my tank size.
     
  17. TexasDomer

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    Look at the list I linked in post #10. There's a whole list of fish suitable for your tank size. Glowlights will not work.
     
  18. FallenOwl

    FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

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    In substitute for the ember tetras you could do
    3-5 sparkling gourami
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    3-4 African dwarf frogs
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    5-7 Emerald dwarf rasbora (as Five 97 suggested)
     
  19. Five 97

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    Since your lfs doesn't carry Embers, how about a large school of ruby tetras?
     
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    Abbielouise1804

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    I'll probably look for either green neons OR emerald dwarf rasbora. I think they'd both look gorgeous against the black substrate :)
     

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