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What small fish can i fit in a 10 -15 gallon tank?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Neon, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Neon

    Neon New Member

    What small fish can i fit in a 10 -15 gallon tank?
  2. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Well, this is actually fairly easy. Your local pet store will have a community fish section. You can pretty much get ANYTHING they have in that section as long as the biggest it will get is about 2 inches. The only issue you will come across with community fish is that you can't get something with showy fins if you also get something that likes to nip at other fish. An example would be a betta (fighting fish, showy fins) and tetras (fin nippers). I have a 10 gallon at work with 4 zebra danios and 5 tetras. One of my coworkers tried to put guppies in, and they all died within a week.

    I personally recommend guppies and mollies. You don't have to worry about them killing each other, which can cost you more money with replacements, both mollies and guppies come in vibrant and many different colors, and you can get a couple of each since they stay pretty small. you could get 3 or 4 of each without really encountering any problems. A heater, a filter, some rocks and a fake plant or two, and some food and you're pretty much guaranteed a pretty tank that won't cause you a lot of hassle or money AND will get you in with the ladies =).
  3. Neon

    Neon New Member

    could i throw some apple snails into there?
  4. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    with what ?
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Apple snails should be fine with most small fish (I even have 3 in my african cichlid tank).

  6. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Are Apple Snails just regular old snails? What is there main use besides an addition to the aquarium?
  7. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    They're just a group of snails. If I'm not mistaken, one of their defining features is a trap door/operculum. And they get their name because they can get roughly the size of an apple.

  8. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    this is a good line up for a 10 gallon in my opinion
    2-3-swordtails come in many nice coulors
    1-african dwarf frog
    1-2-ghost shrimp
    1-apple snail
    3-4 zebra danios if you use this lineup you could have a mini ecosstem and look awesome and maybe im not sure but u might be able to put in a red tailed shark one of my favoruites?
  9. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Red-tailed sharks need to be in 20 gallon longs or 25+ gallons. They need room to swim. I went out and bought a 29 gallon specifically for my Red-tail, which I bought before I knew that they need bigger homes.
  10. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I would lose either the swordtails or the zebras.

  11. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Swordtails get too large for ten gallons IMO and zds need more swimming space. Look into platties and a small group of tetras. A betta along with a school of smaller corries is also an option :)
  12. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    how about rams?
  13. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    You might be able to keep a pair of rams in a 10 gallon. I wouldn't put anything else with them, though because they are fairly sensitive to water quality. It would be much better to understock with rams involved.


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