10 Gallon Tank What else to get?

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Hi guys, I want to get some more fish but I don't really know what kind.
I have 3 mollies & 4 ghost shrimp in my 10 gallon right now, what else would be good to stick in with them? I thought about getting some blue guppys because my mom really likes them & i've thought about some cherry barbs. Or what else do you guys suggest?
 

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Well firstly, Welcome to Fishlore!

I think your tank is full stocked as it is and wouldn't advise adding anything else.
 

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Welcome to fishlore. Mollies are recommended for at least 20 gallon tanks. They get pretty big and can produce a lot of waste for livebearers. I think 3 of them in a 10g is overstocked. Agree with Ben that you shouldn't get anything else for your tank.
 
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Darn.. I really wanted something else since I didn't want mollies in the first place (My mom bought them as a suprise)
well thanks for the quick reply
 

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You could try taking them to your LFS and exchanging them since you don't have a large enough tank. Chances are they will take them back and give you some credit (maybe) that you could use towards the fish you water.

Here's a link to the Freshwater Fish profile page. Look around and see whats compatible with your tank.

https://www.fishlore.com/freshwaterfish.htm
 

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if you can get a credit.....then maybe you could do 3 guppies . or you could consider platys. i don't think they get as large as mollies. of course you could also divide it in half and get two bettas. there are some nice blue ones if you like blue! but shrimp could be eaten by the betta. so......

or a honey gourami and maybe 3 corys? this is assuming you can get a credit for the mollies
 

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Welcome to fishlore DarkRider7th. you could get a bigger tank or another tank for the fish you want.
 

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I agree if you want other fish I'd tank the mollys back to the LFS and exchange them.

if you can get a credit.....then maybe you could do 3 guppies . or you could consider platys. i don't think they get as large as mollies. of course you could also divide it in half and get two bettas. there are some nice blue ones if you like blue! but shrimp could be eaten by the betta. so......

or a honey gourami and maybe 3 corys? this is assuming you can get a credit for the mollies
If I recall corys need atleast 20 gallons and I know for sure that they like to be in big groups of 5 to 6 or more.

Here's some idea's off the top of my head.
1) Guppys and neon tetras (like two male guppys and 5 neons or something like that)
2) 3 Guppys and 3 Platys
3) Two male bettas (divided tank)
4) White clouds and guppys or platys
5) White clouds and neon tetras

Then I personally would add a snail to the tank for algae control. Good luck with your tank!
 
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Unfortunetly its been to long for me to take them back... & money is real tight atm so I can't buy a bigger tank
My fish are gunna have to tough it out for awhile until I get more money.
 

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at many LFS you can trade them in and get store credit for other fish. Usually they give around 1/3 of what they sell them for.
 

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well i do know corys like to be in bigger groups.....but 3 can work. well if there wasn't much in the tank the corys could work. maybe.

the white cloud minnows need more space than that. and they like colder water than the other fish listed.

and guppies and tetras.....aren't tetras a little nippy? they might find guppy fins very attractive
 
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Thanks guys for all responces & suggestions, I'll take them into consideration.

Also i've been thinking & looking at some tanks I can get for cheap & I seen 5 gallon tank I maybe could buy, would it be big enough for moving one of my mollies into?
 

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Thanks guys for all responces & suggestions, I'll take them into consideration.

Also i've been thinking & looking at some tanks I can get for cheap & I seen 5 gallon tank I maybe could buy, would it be big enough for moving one of my mollies into?
Depending on availability, you could check out craigslist and possibly pick up an entire used kit (tank, heater, filter, gravel) from someone locally at a really good price.
 

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Thanks guys for all responces & suggestions, I'll take them into consideration.

Also i've been thinking & looking at some tanks I can get for cheap & I seen 5 gallon tank I maybe could buy, would it be big enough for moving one of my mollies into?
One molly would work in a 10 gal.
The smallest tank you should have any mollys in at all would be a 20 gallon personally. Since you don't have many fish in the tank I think you'll be okay for now with the 3 mollys and shrimp. But I wouldn't add anymore fish.
 
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