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- Jan 18, 2023
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Thanks for the great info. I’ll make plans to take them to my LFS and purchase something more suitable for my tank size and parameters. What fish would you recommend in a 10g with my otocinclus?
Hello. Whatever you decide on, you can't have very many of really anything. With just 10 gallons of water, you'll need to change half the water at least of couple of times a week, to maintain livable conditions. Any pet store that cares anything about the health of the fish they sell will recommend a much larger tank.Thanks for the great info. I’ll make plans to take them to my LFS and purchase something more suitable for my tank size and parameters. What fish would you recommend in a 10g with my otocinclus?
Thank you Byron. I do have sand and a lot of live plants.Taking the parameters posted in post #6, namely
GH 120ppm [assume this is in ppm, as dG would b beyond probable] which equates with 7 dH
KH 180ppm (10 dKH)
and given the tank is a 10g and has plants (in the photo)...you have good options. "Nano" fish are best, they do not get large and you can have a good number of them to provide interest. Some examples:
Ember Tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae)
Chili rasboras (Boraras brigittae)
Rocket pencilfish (Nanostomus eques) which live at the surface and do not swim much so a good upper level interest, but this is the only pencilfish for a 10g.
Pygmy cories (Corydoras pygmaeus) or salt and pepper cory (Corydoras habrosus--not to be confused with the pepper cory) but only if you have sand for the substrate.
If you have gravel, sand is well worth considering as it opens up possibilities for substrate fish. And now is the time to change substrates, when you return the mollies, but do not get any fish until you work out just what you want.