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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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stocking a 10 gallon

So, I have a 10 gallon that currently has 3 albino cory cats and a albino bristlenose algae eater that won't grow any bigger than 5 inches. I am looking for another fish to go in the tank to add some more color but I don't really want a betta fish. I am looking for something different. Have any ideas or suggestions of what type of fish can live peacefully in this environment.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 PM
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The stock right now may be close to max for the bio-load, especially with the bristlenose pleco, which are huge waste producers. If it isn't close to maxed out, depending on what others say, then maybe a small group of rasbora brigittae or celestial pearl danios.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:43 PM
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Those albino cories and the pleco would both like more space than ten gallons.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 PM
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yeah dont go the pleco, go with Otto's, they are good algea eating fish that have the same appearence as a catfish, also for a 10 gallon you could add a Dwarf Gourami, but youd have to not add a pleco and do just the cory's and the Dwarf Gourami

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If you didn't have the pleco you could have a lot more fish in there. Or, you could get another pleco of the opposite sex and breed them... Of course, to keep the tank from 'crashing' biologically, you'de have to crank up the water changes to something like 50% weekly...

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