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    I have a 10g with 6 celestial pearl danios, 6 merah micro rasbora, 3 bee shrimp and 2 amano shrimp. My fish are rarely seen and hide in the plants most of the time. It sounds like I could maybe get some more of each type of fish and then I'd see them more?
    Acquiring more merah rasbora had proven difficult though as my LFS only had them for a short time and hasn't had more since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    I have a 10g with 6 celestial pearl danios, 6 merah micro rasbora, 3 bee shrimp and 2 amano shrimp. My fish are rarely seen and hide in the plants most of the time. It sounds like I could maybe get some more of each type of fish and then I'd see them more?
    Acquiring more merah rasbora had proven difficult though as my LFS only had them for a short time and hasn't had more since.
    Correct...with that stocking and a planted tank Id have no worries of pushing each group to 16. These uber tiny fish create such little waste you can push the envelope with numbers without being too overstocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHRKiller View Post
    With the proposed stocking above I would get no less than 1 dozen of the galaxies and rasbora. Reason being is that they are very shy in smaller numbers and adding more of these tiny guys honestly wont do much for your bioload.

    Another good and slightly larger option would be Ember Tetras....lovely fish when maintained properly. You could easily have 2 dozen without concerns in a 10G.
    + 1 to MCHRKiller, Embers are a great little fish and very colorful. One other newer tetra that does not get much attention, that I would recomend would be the Yellow phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon roseus.
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    Thanks very much for all the great advice!

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    Geez, just look at my sig for my 10 gallon...I'd advise against platys, lol...we just found 8-10 more fry tonight..I really need to start donating to my LFS

    But they, the 2 guppies, the betta, snails, and RCS are all living healthy and happily, thanks to the advice I've been given here
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    And not to forget the bottom of the tank, you can easily add 5-6 habrosus cories with a nice sized school of embers or chili rasboras.

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    This is a great idea! i have a 10g tank i was planning on setting up, its been a while since i set up a aquarium but damnit i miss my fishies!

    i would really like to add some plants that don't require much upkeep any suggestions??

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    Anubias and Java Fern....low light, slow growing = very very little maintenance. Both are also primarily water column feeders thus you wont even have to dose as your fish waste will feed them adequately. Tons of varieties to both of these types of plants so even with just using 2 different types you can still create an interesting scape.
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    agreed on the anubias - at least the anubias nana variety. It can easily be attached to rock or driftwood since you don't want to plant it in the substrate, same with java fern.

    other good plant would be a crypt wendtii or java moss
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    I love my Anubias nana. I stuffed it in a crack of my driftwood, and it's doing beautifully with no special lights or anything. Very attractive plant, too.

    Maribo moss balls are very neat looking as well.

    I also have java moss....everything is growing well in a very low light tank, so no special equipment needed.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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