View Full Version : getting a 10 gallon ,finally!
01-07-2008, 07:44 PM
how many fish can stock a 10-gallon,and can i keep platy fry in there
and have the adults in the 5-gallon,it's 24.95 with a hood,light,water conditioner,food,gravel,and other stuff is that cheap for a 10-gallon.
01-07-2008, 07:49 PM
It sounds pretty cheap, but I didn't see you mention any filtration. What comes with the tank? Usually, if you're buying it as a package, the filtration is lackluster, at best. I know some people don't like it, but when it comes to small fish, usually a gallon per inch is the general rule. What type of fish are you planning on? As far as the fry, I couldn't help you, but I'm sure you'll have 15 or so response's within about as many minutes! :thumb:
you should be able to keep platy fry in their if you can get it cycled..but depending on the size of the platy you may have to cover the filter intake so none get sucked up..and IMO its best to keep fry in a bare tank.
wether you can keep the platy adults you have in a 5gal depends on how many and if the tank is already cycled. You could probable get away with 2-3 adults.
01-13-2008, 02:24 PM
A general rule of thumb is 1 inch fish per gallon of tank. Because fry are smaller you can make the comparison. Also, smaller tanks are generally used for breeding purposes. However, they do make good grow out tanks because the fry do not have to expend as much energy searching for food. The drawback is obviously the number of fry. Livebearers are known for having drops as many as 100 fry. If you plan on maintaining a pure strane of fish then you could use as many as 5-8 tanks in order to keep each drop seperated. Do not mix drops as this can and often does stunt the growth of the newer fry.
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