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Wuve
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« on: December 29, 2015, 10:21:10 PM »

Hey , I'm cycling a ten gallon tank right now and was looking at having a school of celestial pearl danios , a school of sterba's corys , some Amano shrimp and cherry shrimp, I'm just looking for maybe some recommendations on specific numbers and if I have room to add maybe a one of that will stay at the top of the tank , any suggestions ? Thanks in advance !
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 09:28:03 AM »

Welcome to Badman's, Wuve!  Smiley

Here is an article showing various examples of what can be kept in a 10 gallon tank.   You will see that it is a little smaller than you think it is.  The celestial pearl danios are a very beautiful fish and would work nicely in that tank.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 09:42:00 AM »

I forgot to add the link.  Sorry about that.     http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=11184.0
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 12:14:38 PM »

Since corys are best kept in groups and sterbais are a lsrgish cory, I would pick something smaller such as Corydoras hastatus, Corydoras pygmaeus or Corydoras habrosus. If you go to PlanetCatfish.com and go to the page for any of the above you will sea a feature that looks for similar sized fish. All of the ones I listed max out under 1.5 inches compared to 2.6 inches for the sterbai.

I am uncertain about this, but I believe larger amanos will eat cherry shrimp. I do know they will eat fry and even tiny fish.

You may want to change the cory and drop the amanos. I keep 6 or 7 of the CPDs along with cherry shrimp in a heavily planted 5.5 gal tank. those cherries are descended from my original stocking of them about 5 years ago. Amanos will nor reproduce succesfully in fw, the offspring need to be moved to brackish/sw for a time and then returned to fw.
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