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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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What to add in a 10 gallon?

Hey guys, I have a 10 gallon filtered/heated tank that currently has 1 male betta, 4 ghost shrimp, and will soon have 2 amano shrimp. I want to add another species of fish, though. I'd rather understock my tank than anything else.

What is an easy, hardy fish I can add to the tank without having to spend too much extra time caring for them?

Would 3 albinio cories work? My LPS doesn't sell dwarfs/pygmies...

I'm also thinking about schooling fish, but I'm not sure. My betta's somewhat aggressive but he doesn't really mind the shrimp.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 07:04 PM
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Any small tetras work as great tank mates as long as they're not TOO colorful.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 09:23 PM
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Ember and cardinal tetras seem to be a popular schooling variety among this forum. just be sure to get enough to make a proper school (4-5 should be fine in your tank.) Too few and they get nippy because they feel threatened. if you do go with another variety, do a bit of research and make sure they aren't a particularly nippy breed.
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If you don't want to take chances with nipping you can get 4-5 cories, as long as the gravel or sand you have isn't sharp.


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would i have space with 4-5 cories? I'd rather have a tank capacity on the low side.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 03:26 AM
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Panda cories would be great, if you can get them. :) They aren't as small as pygmies, but they are noticeably smaller than bronze, peppered etc. :)

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