What To Add To A 10 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Latias, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. LatiasNew MemberMember

    What would be the coolest/cutest fish to add to a 10 gallon tank that would be comfortable and humane. Can one add tiny corydoras (I find them adorable) or one single Betta?

  2. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    no corydoras , not even pygmy ones. They need a 20g minimum

    A Betta would love a 10g with some shrimp and or snails.

  3. LatiasNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the quick reply! I love Betta's but their short life span is sad. Betta need aquarium plants and places to hide right?

  4. FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Celestial pearl danios are cool, endlers/guppies are cool - define "cool" for you and we can pick something out for you.

    Most fish need plants and places to hide - it makes them feel more at home and helps them thrive, or make fishkeeping more "comfortable and humane". Also, Bettas lifespans aren't all too short, they live quite long under tip-top care.
  5. Murderface the fish :PValued MemberMember

    I used to keep my 3 enders, 1 black neon tetra and my betta fish in the same tank, a beautiful mix, got along great and looked amazing with them always moving.

    I've had a betta live for 6 years, don't kid yourself
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  6. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Believe it or not Bettas in optimal conditions can live for over 5 years. I currently have 8 Bettas but my very first Betta has been with me going on 7 years now.

    Only one problem neon tetras are schooling fish need to be in groups of 6+ and a 20g at the very minimum for them also endlers and Betta not always a good mix because of the bright colors, you might of landed yourself a docile Betta but majority won't tolerate others.
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  7. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    You could do dwarf puffers they are neat, if you throw some snails they will munch them up or shrimp for a snack. A betta with shrimp and snails in a planted tank would look amazing or you could do a pair of peacock gudgeons in your 10g. Celestrial pearl danios are another option or you could do an all invert tank with shrimp or a crayfish with some snails.
  8. Murderface the fish :PValued MemberMember

    I did move them to my 30 gallon, and they've always got along, the betta fish got a bit aggresive at first but after a day they were all happy, and I just recentally got 2 rasboras and 5 trout minnows from my local river.
  9. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Endlers or guppys would also be nice.

    Rasboras need to be in groups 6+ and black neons also need to be in groups 6+
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  11. toekneeWell Known MemberMember

    For something a little different a pair of peacock gudgeons with shrimp and snails would be cool.
  12. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Agree that would look amazing with black sand and background ;) That's what I thought would be the best!
  13. toekneeWell Known MemberMember

    haha, I had that exact same set up and loved it. My gudgeons have moved into a 20 but did great in the 10 as well.
  14. BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    5 gallon
    Heterandria formosa – Least Killifish
    Neoheterandria elegans – Tiger Teddy

    10 gallon

    You could keep Livebearers. You would get to watch the fry grow up. You get to see their mating rituals.
  15. albertagirlValued MemberMember

    I have a school of ember tetras in mine and they are super fun to watch. They look amazing against live plants if you're into that.
  16. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    CPDs and Asian Stone Mini Catfish are awesome.
  17. jertan98Valued MemberMember

    Endlers would be nice. Theyre colourful but small so they'll make your tank look bigger than it actually is
  18. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    Ive had Bettas live to 7-8 years. Much longer than a lot of other fish (Guppies are good for about 2 if youre lucky). Bettas are a great fish if you take good care of them, and they have TONS of personality too. Like a little dog in a fish tank. You can teach them lots of tricks as they are super smart as well. They are NOT the "throw away fish" the pet shops would have you believe. Set one up in a nice tank with some plants, a filter and heater and youll have close to a decade of enjoyment from them.
  19. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Betta can live 6-8 years when taken good care of and provided the right environment. Its only 2-3 years when you keep them in some o.5 gallon bowl (and that would be a miracle too).
  20. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    CPDs, scarlet badis, endlers, asian stone catfish, green neon tetras, gold ring danios.

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