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10 Gallon Stocking Opinion

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The 10 gallon I have now is filled with goldfishes at the moment : P
When the tank is free of use I am planning on doing a sorority of 5 females, 10 red cherry shrimp if I find some and 4 pygmy corydoras or something else to substitute for the cories. What are your opinions?

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Sounds a tad overstocked to me, but you should get some more opinions as well :D

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You'll need lots of hiding places for the shrimp. When they molt they are extremely vulnerable. I have lots of plants and caves (half-tubes) and shrimp towers. See photos in the 5-gallon question.

Shrimp need a stable, mature tank because they are sensitive to parameter changes; especially pH. I found it out the hard way and lost a ton before I figured it out.

The link below is to a great forum. I've learned a lot and haven't lost nearly as many shrimp as before. You can also buy RCS (Red Cherry Shrimp) a lot cheaper from members than anywhere else.

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Hi,

The 10 gallon I have now is filled with goldfishes at the moment : P
When the tank is free of use I am planning on doing a sorority of 5 females, 10 red cherry shrimp if I find some and 4 pygmy corydoras or something else to substitute for the cories. What are your opinions?
I have to ask what you mean by, "filled with goldfishes"? Only one goldfish should be a in 10 g.

As for your sorority, I would say the betta girls would be okay, and the shrimp should be fine too (although your girls may eat them). Adding the cories too would put it overstocked.

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My ideal Sorority would consist of the "Girls" only. That is just me. As they say.. "one is too many, and too many is never enough" :)
Metaphorically speaking that is, as stocking too much is always too much.

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Thanks Russell. I will look into that and I don't think I need the cories anymore.

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