Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I'm with Jeffww:
10 Serpaes are WAY too much for a 10 gallon tank. The 25 shrimp alone are a reasonable stocking level. If you move all these (10 Serpaes and 25 Amanos) to a 40 there is not much room left for more fish.
Do not stock according to what you can make work with filters, pumps, lights and so on all working. Stock according to worst case scenario: What happens when the power fails? An overstocked tank will fail. There is no way (short of getting a generator) of keeping the conditions good in that tank. An understocked tank can be aerated by hand and other simple (non-power) things can be done to maintain heat, and the livestock and plants will make it though a power outage.