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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon Stocking

I have a 10 gallon planted aquarium I have been slowly stocking over the past two months. Right now I have 5 Glow Danios, 3 Albino Corys, and 2 otos. Is this the maxium you would reccomend for this tank, or should I add more?
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well i have set up 10 gallon last week and since this thread is about a 10 gallon setup i figured i would ask what fish i should put in my tank, its going to be a planted.
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A school of smaller tetras or rasboras are a common addition to 10 gallon aquariums, such as neon tetras. These fish are happiest in schools of 6+; anywhere from 6-10 would work, depending on other tank mates. Another common addition is a small group of livebearing fish like guppies, mollies, or platies. All of these fish would be comfortable in groups of 4-6 in a 10gal. I'm not sure which bottom feeders are recommended for a tank of this size; I'm pretty sure corys prefer larger tanks.

I keep a pair of dwarf gouramis in my 10gal (along with 7 neon tetras) and although I've heard they prefer larger tanks mine seem happy. They're an extremely friendly personable fish, I couldn't ask for much more in such a small tank. No more than one male in a tank this size, however, as they can be territorial.
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