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Question on 10g stocking (American themed Biotope)

Hello everyone!

I'm still in the middle of stocking my 33g Asian biotope but I'm already thinking (dreaming) of a new tank. MTS got me good!
Due to space limitations a 10gallon would be the max I can have and fill the only (practical) space remaining. Dimensions would be 50 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm

Ever since I started the hobby Corydoras got my attention, however due to me starting with a 5 gallon I moved into Asian fish and I prefer to group fish into a more 'natural' environment.

So 10 gallon is what I can have and I was thinking about following fish:
  • 4-5 Pygmy cories
  • 6-8 ember tetras
  • 2 (Zebra) Ottos

The tank would be heavily planted, not sure yet what. I already have an Anubias that will be good to start with as it has a bunch of algea on it already for Otos.

Would this be feasible or should I make some changes?

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It would be a reasonably heavily stocked tank, but I think it would work if you'd stay on top of it.
I don't know if you care, but some cories have tetra and otto mimics that live with the cories and have the same colors as the cories so predators should avoid them like they avoid the armored and poisonous cories. Msjinkzd (Rachel O'Leary) sometimes has them. They would be really cool.
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Thanks, I would indeed stay on top of it and put fairly heavy filtration on it. As all fish are schooling I think I can't lower the amount of fish I have in there. I could remove the otos but they are so cute!

I have heard about that oto/cory schooling, however I'm living in Belgium so Rachel wouldn't ship here (I do love her videos tho!)
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I think otos will school with cories, and I know from experience that small tetras will school with guppies and rainbows, so you may be able to stock one or two big schools, not three little ones.
I'm always for running a high bioload, though :P
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