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Author Topic: Stocking advice for a ten gallon?  (Read 380 times)
nanoboy
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« on: October 02, 2017, 11:45:12 PM »

I'm totally new to freshwater aquariums, and I need some advice. Right now, I have a heavily planted ten gallon tank cycling with five pearl danios. Once the tank has cycled, my plan is to add a betta fish, hopefully an amano shrimp colony, and some nerite snails. Is this too much for my little ten gallon? Does anybody have any suggestions for me regarding the species I plan to get?
 I was also toying with the idea of getting an otto cat, but I'm fairly sure that that's out of the question. I'd like to hear everybody's opinions and advice.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 05:35:08 AM »

Oh I love pearl danios. If it were my tank I would just stick with the danios, get one or two more, perhaps some red cherry shrimp. Snails have never really worked for me and my aquarium plants.
Bettas can be difficult, some accept tankmates, others attack/kill anything that moves, and others again can get stressed by the movement of other fish in their tank. Personally I would not put a betta with the pearl danios.
Ottos, need to be in a group of at least 6, and more is even better, so you ten gallon would not be big enough. One Ottocinclus would be very sad indeed in there.
Hope that helped a little.
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40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 09:50:33 PM »

Thank you Netti for your reply Smiley I'll be sure to take it into consideration.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 05:25:43 AM »

No problem, good luck with your tank!   goldfish
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40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
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