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What fish should be in my 10G aquascape?

I recently picked up my GLA 10G and it's heavily planted with CO2 and T5 lighting. It's pretty high tech but it's desolate with fish. What fish should I add in? I'm looking for a centerpiece and maybe some schoolers.
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Deffinatly some Oscars and a couple plecos for the algaes.


Ok, seriously, what are your water parameters? Shrimps?

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LOL, for a second, I was considering Oscars. My water parameters are fine for shrimp. I have some RCS in my tank actually. I'm looking for (a) nice fish to compliment it.
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Chili Rasbora


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A really nice Betta($30), CPD, or white clouds.


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5-6 CPD's or a school of green neons. or both!
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there are a Ton of dwarf gouramis that are very nice, additionally all of the different bettas out there (and i'm not talking about the half moons, veiltails, etc. there are other bettas besides splendens). unimaculata, coccina, plakat, imbellis, etc.
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5-6 CPD's or a school of green neons. or both!
I have this combo in my 10g and i love it.
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l like white clouds, cpds, chilli rasbora's are really nice especially when they turn bright red after a while established in a tank. Never tried green neons but i've seen em in my lfs and they're really nice looking fish. A school of harlequin rasbora would be nice too, i've has some in the past and like how they school. shrimps would be nice as well, maybe some rcs and then get some crs later on?

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What I have are a dozen of Boraras, couple of ottos, and a betta.
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10 boraras maculatas, a few ottos, and a few pygmy cories.


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I keep a Female Ram left over from an old Ram relationship with 4 white clouds and 6 pygmy corydora in my 10 gallon. When the ram goes I'm thinking of going with a betta, I kept one in a 15 gallon community for years and they're nice fish. In hindsight I would go with ember tetras or chili rasboras over white clouds.
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stick with the tiny rasboras (chilis, boraras maculatus) or tetras (embers). in my personal experience even neons, which seem on the smaller side, can throw off the scale of a 10 gallon tank pretty easily. the smaller adult size of schooling fish the larger your tank will look. and to me leaves more room for plants!
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neon tetras.

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