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    Getting into stocking starting out with big poppers like a platy and a molly you are likely to hear some differing opinions.
    Seriouslyfish.com is a website that I use religiously for good detailed species profiles.

    I don't know anything about gold barbs. Neons are a grey area. I keep them in a ten gallon and they seem to thrive in it. Others here are of the opinion that they are too active to be restricted to the footprint of a ten gallon.
    I definitely would advise against danios or buenos aires tetras. They are definitely too active for a ten gallon and need more length to swim.

    If this was my tank, working within the confines of what you already have, I would add 6 neon tetras and call it good. Other options would be shrimp or, if your daughter likes them, some African dwarf frogs. They are very fun and unique, but a little high maintenance to feed.

    I have never had cories so I'll leave that to someone else to cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Danios, Platy, Golden Barbs, Black Neon Tetras and Buenos Aires Tetras

    Of that list only the neons will work in a 10g, and that is the bare minimum size tank for them. The others are too large or too active for that size tank. Corys are very social fish, and if you want them to be healthy you need a large group, pygmy cory or Corydoras Pygmaeus, is the only one I would recommend for a 10g. Both of these fish have smaller bio-loads and if you wait for the tank to mature for a bit longer you should be able to add 6 of one species at once, wait a few more weeks then add 6 of the other species and the tank is fully stocked.

    Proper water changes never hurt. Just be sure to test the water before changing it or several hours after changing it for accurate test results.
    Thanks so much for that info...you've given us advice to guide, and I appreciate it...

    SO...I've got to buy her some fish this weekend... kinda made a promise that as soon as the tank was fish-friendly, we'd get more companions for the two that have made it through this turmoil....6 neon tetras will be ok as a start?

    And BTW, I look forward to the day when I only have to do a WC maybe once a week or so?...NOT COMPLAINING, mind you, I'm commited to getting this small ecosystem going...but "self sustaining" , or something close, is the ulimate goal, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrunchyLeaf View Post
    Getting into stocking starting out with big poppers like a platy and a molly you are likely to hear some differing opinions.
    Seriouslyfish.com is a website that I use religiously for good detailed species profiles.

    I don't know anything about gold barbs. Neons are a grey area. I keep them in a ten gallon and they seem to thrive in it. Others here are of the opinion that they are too active to be restricted to the footprint of a ten gallon.
    I definitely would advise against danios or buenos aires tetras. They are definitely too active for a ten gallon and need more length to swim.

    If this was my tank, working within the confines of what you already have, I would add 6 neon tetras and call it good. Other options would be shrimp or, if your daughter likes them, some African dwarf frogs. They are very fun and unique, but a little high maintenance to feed.

    I have never had cories so I'll leave that to someone else to cover.
    Thanks CL, you've given me more options to explore, I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    And BTW, I look forward to the day when I only have to do a WC maybe once a week or so?..
    Test the water tomorrow when you would normally do the water change, if it still reads 0ppm ammonia and nitrite, and the nitrate is below 20ppm you don't need to do a water change. Keep testing the tank daily for a week or two. This will help to tell you how often and how much water needs to be changed. In a cycled tank, I usually recommend changing the water when the nitrate get close to 20ppm, or at least once a week.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Test the water tomorrow when you would normally do the water change, if it still reads 0ppm ammonia and nitrite, and the nitrate is below 20ppm you don't need to do a water change. Keep testing the tank daily for a week or two. This will help to tell you how often and how much water needs to be changed. In a cycled tank, I usually recommend changing the water when the nitrate get close to 20ppm, or at least once a week.
    Sounds like a plan, will do, thanks for the help HB1...

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    Congrats on your cycled tank!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Congrats on your cycled tank!!!
    Thanks gronlaura! Patience is a virtue when it comes to cycling with fish!

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    "Other options would be shrimp or, if your daughter likes them, some African dwarf frogs. They are very fun and unique, but a little high maintenance to feed."

    Can anyone elaborate on Crunchyleaf's idea, or provide some links where I learn more about these...Lauren would be THRILLED to get some, later, after we add a few this weekend, and keep an eye on our water parameters...I saw those little frogs at PETCO, and thought they were pretty cool...but if they are hard to feed, or high maintenance, that may discourage me from trying them

    THANKS!

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    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
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    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Thanks HB, let me check it out!

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