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    Hey everyone! Just started a new 10 gallon tank and found this place while looking for some help identifying a fish.
    I love fish tanks and my dream tank is a 200+ gallon salt water tank when I get out of college and build my own house.
    Mostly here to ask questions and learn!

    Here is a picture of my tank and my fish
    Fancy guppy x2
    Neon tetra x3
    Black Kuhli Loach x1
    Otocinclus x1
    Dalmatian Mollie x1
    Molly (calico?) x1
    Ghost Shrimp x2
    Snails x2
    Bristlenose Plecostomus X1

    If anyone can see that i named a fish wrong or can identify the orange and blue molly or the breed of snails I would love help!

    Thanks for having this awesome forum!
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    welcome to the forum!

    just a few comments on your stocking;

    the tetras and the kuhli loach both should be in groups of 6+
    the otos should have a couple of buddies too
    and the all mollies and the bristlenose pleco can get to 4 inches in length,
    so with your current stock you may have to trade off some fish or
    get a larger(20gal+) tank to keep your fish happy over the long term.

    the snails(or at least the one i see) are apple snails by the ways.

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    I do plan on getting larger tank when I move into a house next year, and I was aware that the tetras do well in groups but the woman at the pet store didn't mention anything about the loaches. Should I take it back and get more tetras instead?

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    depends on when you are getting a larger tank.
    If that is going to be in a while, I would
    keep the guppies, snails tetras and shrimp, get 3 more tetras of the same species and 2 more otocinclus, sadly the mollies and the kuhli loach are really only suitable for larger tanks(they will grow from their current size).

    Good luck!

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    Welcome to the community.

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    hi, you came to the right place for good advice. nice photo of your tank. I also agree with madagascariensis +1 .
    Fishes go "pook pook"
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    The new tank should be no less than 9 months. Would they be to large at that point?

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