10 gal stock list?

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    this is my first freshwater tank so i have no idea how to do stocking. so i figured asking would be a good idea ;D. would these fish be fine in a 10 gallon?

    male Betta
    african dwarf frog
    4-5 ghost shrimp
    3-4 neon tetras
    1-2 Cory cats

    just trying to get some swimming diversity and difference in looks, this tank will be planted and has great water movement.

    thanks everyone,
    Gexx
     
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  3. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    Turn it into a ricordia and zoa reef.
     
  4. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    I thoroughly enjoy my harlequin rasboras. I have six of them and they shoal...
     
  5. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    but is this too many fish?
     
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    Gexx Giant Squid

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    anyone? i just wanna make sure im not getting too many fish for this aquarium...
     
  7. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    Your betta will make short work of shrimp. And the tetras may nip at its fins. I personally wouldn't do a Betta.

    Tetras prefer to be in larger groups, you could go with 6-7. And I would go with 2-3 corys as they are schooling fish as well.

    Bettas are really dirty fish so if you were to get rid of the betta you could increase the numbers of the tetras (10) and corys (5). The "/gallon rule is really just a guideline imo. Just make sure you over filter and tossing in a few plants will give you alot more wiggle room. The fish waste and fish food will actually serve as fertilizer for your plants.
     
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  9. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    haha dont hear that much "this is my first freshwater tank...." lol. youve got me stumped. i think with freshwater its one inch of grown fish per gallon. i know in the reef hobby people get pissed when you say that for stocking rules for a marine tank. haha
     
  10. JJL

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    +1 to all of that and black tailed mollies would look nice in there too.
     
  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That would work fine in a well planted tank.
     
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