10 Gal Tank, what fish???

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  1. Tyman

    Tyman Plankton

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    I've been doing research and haven't come up with a solid answer... What should I stock my 10 gal tank with?? What type of fish, size, and I want them lively! Any suggestions?? Thanks!!!!
     
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  3. Tyman

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    Thanks for the advise, trying to keep a budget for a 10 gal tank. I was thinking some blood barbs and glofish. Your thoughts???
     
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    For a freshwater tank .Any of the smaller tetras will do and a Corydoras would be great as well. Awesome cleaners.;)I would stay away from barbs as they need a little more room. Heres another link for you that has Freshwater fish a little description of there feeding habits,tank parameters, and minimum tank sizes.Good luck!!
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=830
     
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    Tyman Welcome to 3reef.

    Edit for FW instead of SW.


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    What would happen if I put tetras and glofish together?? And how many?? This is such a big help! Thanks again!!!
     
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    in general with tropical freshwater fish, you would be looking at about 1 inch of fish (not including the tail) for every gallon of water ( surface area is more important than volume so a tank 18 long by 12 wide and 12 tall, can safely stock more fish than a tank 12 long by 12 wide and 18 tall )

    thus in your case a total of 10 inches of fish provided your tank is longer than it is tall?

    allow for adult potential size of fish, rather than the size they are when you buy them

    the fish species mentioned are compatible IMO, you should not have any serious aggresion issues


    Glofish are modified Danios and can reach up to 2 inches
    Neon tetras have a max size of about 1 inch

    as both species do better in a school - minimum 6 - you are probably better with the tetras in the 10 gallon
    and half a dozen of those, along with a couple of other fish (scavenger such as the Pygmy corydorus for cleaning up)
    Steve
     
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    I like the cherry barb, not sure if they would do well in a ten ire not though.
     
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    Glofish are basically Danios which can be a little nippy at times.They should be fine with Tetras though.;)
    Cherry Barbs need a 30 gallon aquarium.