beastie Posted April 20 Share Posted April 20 Hello, I am looking for a (for now) hypothetical stocking advice on my 10 gallon. it has some limitations that are making it too hard for me to chose. At this moment it has the potentially sick honey gourami which lost its mate over the weekend, after 5 weeks of owning them, no signs prior to death. I am going to watch it for a while and then most likely move it ot my big tank and place something else here in stead. The question is what. This tank houses adult and baby tylomelania snails, which means what I add here cant be an antenna nipper or an aggressive or snail not compatible fish. This means no betta fish, no sparkling gourami, even the honey gourami was poking the baby snails sometimes. It also limits the bottom part of the tank, adding fish here would only stress the snail. So looking for a fish for the mid or upper levels of the tank. Fish that I dont already own, that are not overly boring (I feel like some of the small shoaling fish, when kept alone, just dont do much. All the micro rasboras, the ember tetras,...also I have hatchetfish, and after you get over the wow of their appearance, they just...hover). I absolutely detest neon tetras and their lookalikes and their genetic stocks are down the drain. Given I have mostly soft water and pH under 7, I can rule out all the livebearers. I wouldnt be that comfortable with them in such small space either I fear. There are also fish that I know are not possible to obtain here, like epiplatys annulatus (clown killifish) that I would like but cant get, even the honey gourami was an import from an import (we have the other gouramis, dwarf, thicklipped, but havent seen honeys here for years). I assume normal killifish would not work with the snails either. I used to have shelldwellers, so no to that too, I have shrimp in other tanks, white cloud minnows in other tank (I have five tanks, I know, crazy) What I was considering were some nannostomus, though the news about their behavior vary, pygmy corydoras might be nice, but on their own they might be too shy. Am I overlooking something obvious or is there something you would get or see? Thank you so much for any tips Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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