Best newbie fish for a ten gallon aquarium?
October 8, 2013 4:45 PM Subscribe
I have a ten gallon aquarium I am soon going to stock with fish and I am looking for advice on what to get.
posted by Drinky Die to pets & animals (27 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have done a lot of reading so I understand the basics of how to maintain an aquarium of this size. I don't need advice on that unless it is specific to the fish you suggest. I have proper heaters, filter, etc and will have the tank cycled before I stock anything. (And yes, I read the advice that says newbies should not go with a ten gallon, but long story there)
I want to have a couple different species for variety but I'm not married to that if you think it is a bad idea for a newb. A single betta is definitely appealing to me too. A lot of the sites I read
suggested Pygmy Corys but I have gravel in the tank and the same sites say they seriously prefer sand. I don't want any fish that are likely to cause trouble for each other or breed because I feel like dealing with any of that is beyond my ability to handle at the moment.