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  1. Default How would you stock a 10g Amazon tank?

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    I am setting up my classroom fish tank again, and decided to go for an amazon tank, since I already have a half dozen or so healthy cardinal tetras. It is scaped with a flame sword, some sprigs of hornwort that I expect to grow very quickly, gravel over organic potting soil. And a nice tree branch.

    I'm thinking 10 or so cardinals, a few ottos, and a few dwarf cories, but I always enjoy hearing other ideas, so fire away!

    Keep in mind I don't want to overstock, and I need fish that are fairly hardy, since this is a small tank at school and I don't have a huge amount of time for maintenance.

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    Might be a little tight for Cardinals, If you could find Green neons I think they would work better in a 10g. All the characteristics of Cardinals (found in the wild in each others company) but stay small. They are much more interesting than regular Neons at least IMO:
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    Since you already have cardinals, then I'd stick with the cardinals but add a few more. I think 10 gallons is too small for corys and would omit them. About 3 otto's would be fine, tho.

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    10g is way too small for cardinals. It's a fairly big fish, big enough to keep with discus or angels and they do like to have some space to swim.

    Green neons could work, so could ember tetras. Depending on the tank size dwarf cories could be an option.

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    Well, I already have the cardinals, and I don't want to euthenize them (or sell them back to the LFS, which I'm afraid would more or less amount to the same thing), so I'll get a few more to at least make them as happy as possible. 10g is too small for dwarf cories? That surprises me, but I've never kept them so I'll take LH's word for it. Cardinals and ottos it is. If I should ever have a freak accident that wipes out my cardinals, I'll try embers or greens...though I don't find them nearly as pretty.


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    I'm not sure you and LH are talking about the same cories. If by dwarf you mean "Pygmy corydoras", you could have a few in a 10, any other species would get too large. And while ottos will fit in a 10 I have not had the best luck with them in anything but the largest tanks with the best water, but your mileage may vary.
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