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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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How many MAX females can I put into a 10 G?
How many MAX females can I put into a 20 G?

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Maximum females you can put in a 10G is around 5-6. In a 20G, I guess 10. I know 20 is 10 x 2 but the girls should have a lot of room to swim and "frolick".
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I think I had 10 females for a while in a heavily planted and cycled 10 gallon tank and they did fine. Better in fact than when I removed a couple of them to put in another tank.

However, 5-6 is generally a good number to stick with. When you overstock, there is less room for error in regards to things like disease and water quality.


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So, 8 girls would be good for a 10 G? I think that's a fair number between 6-10.


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What kind of girls do you want to put in there?

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What kind of girls do you want to put in there?
Halfmoons and my two little VTs that I already have :3


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As long as your tank is fully cycled with a filter that is capable of dealing with the bioload of 8 females and you have enough cover/hiding places for everyone then I would expect it to be alright.

There's never any guarantees with these fish, but you can stack the odds a little more in your favour if you do things right from the start.


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If you are wanting to do 8, I'd add a bunch of live plants just to help with the bioload.

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What plants do you suggest? I'm already got my bid in for some Asian Watermoss & Amazon Frog Bits.


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Are you going to get high light plants, or low light?
Low - java moss, java fern, anubias, amazon swords, hornwort, moneywort, duckweed, etc. etc.
High - crypts, cambodia, bacopa, dwarf hairgrass, etc. etc.
^ You'll need C02 and at least 6500k lighting for high light plants.
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