Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Looking at the pictures from the previous page, I think pseudomugil gertrudae are perfect for a 10 gallon tank. I had a group and they are a stunning species and become quite friendly and bold once they settle in.
Licorice gourami are beautiful but excruciatingly shy. I mean I keep wild betta species that are shy but these guys beat even them. Most of the time I would find myself staring at an empty tank.
Threadfin rainbows are also nice, particularly when they are displaying.
Another species I highly recommend are microdevario kubotai. They are absolutely stunning and extremely personable for schooling fish.
Sorry to hear about your females. Can you purchase some food safe tupperware containers? I use these $2 plastic containers similar to what our Chinese take-out comes in to hold fish sometimes and they have never caused any problems.