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What are some of the coolest fish you can think of that could live in a 10 gallon? Doesnt have to be plant safe


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Black water South American Leaf Fish breeding colony. Floaters for plants and lots of IAL and vertical driftwood
+1 black water has always astonished me. I'm very tempted to try one. SA leaf fish would definitely be awesome with the IAL! Or maybe black water with samurai gourami? I love them. I only had one chance to get them but I didn't have a setup for them and it went to another person. They love the acidic conditions that the IAL and black water create. They'd also appreciate the cover from the floaters and IAL along with the black water appearance.

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Mixed species? Dwarf corydoras, neon tetras, some of the smaller loaches.

breeding pair of dwarf cichlids, perhaps bolivian rams?

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Black water South American Leaf Fish breeding colony. Floaters for plants and lots of IAL and vertical driftwood
everything i've read about these seem to indicate that a 10 gallon for a pair might be kind of small.

they are pretty awesome looking.

personally, i'm probably kind of boring, i think that a tank with some badis and shrimp could look quite cool.
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Cpds and shrimp are always nice
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Clown loach, mine is my favorite fish in my tank.
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Is it possible to keep a pair of leaf fish in a 10 gallon?


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Is it possible to keep a pair of leaf fish in a 10 gallon?
I would not. If I'm thinking of the right fish (PetSmart?), and event though they do not move around a lot, they still get to 6".


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I'm not completely sure if the name is right but you could keep some Dwarf Pea Puffers... They literally stay the size of a pea, and they eat crustaceans like small pond snails and things of that nature, so if you have a population of pond snails or Malaysian Trumpet snails that's actually a plus for these guys... They will flip them right over and pull the snail right out of its shell from what Ive heard!

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I think they may actually be simply called Dwarf Puffer now that I've googled it... here's a link of one in a 5 gallon nano tank and he still looks tiny!


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I always thought shell dwelling cichlids were cool. You could have a nice trio in a 10 gallon. Definitely not plant safe, though.
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I always thought shell dwelling cichlids were cool. You could have a nice trio in a 10 gallon. Definitely not plant safe, though.
I actually have a pair of brevis shell dwellers in a 10 gallon and they haven't touched any plants. The reason people say they arn't plant safe is because when introduced into a tank they dig around their shells until they like what they see. Mine stopped doing that and the tank now has plants in it


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