Freshwater Tropical fish 5 gallon tank

Fish For A 10 Gallon Aquarium

10 gallon aquariumTypes of fish for a 10 gallon aquarium are vast in variety while still providing a nice overall look to the tank. One of the most popular sizes for the beginner aquarist is a ten-gallon fish tank. It is a size that can hold a variety of freshwater fish (a tank that small is not recommended for salt water fish!) while not taking up a lot of room.

Although it might be small, it is still suggested that you treat it as any other size tank. Regular maintenance and proper filtration and feeding habits are essential to the successful keeping of whatever fish you decide to keep. Don’t use the aquarium light as a night light. It will encourage unhealthy and unsightly amounts of algae.

Typically, if you want to have more than just a few fish in your tank, Neon Tetras (as many as fifteen or twenty) look great in a tank that size. Also, if you wish to mix and match tetras like Neons or Serpae or Black Skirt Tetras with a Cory Cat or small Angel educate yourself with the needs of the fish (how big can they get, how well do they get along with others, are they extremely territorial) as well as their feeding requirements. There are too many varieties of fresh water fish to be specific as to what might work for you. The few fish mentioned above are only suggestions.

Neon TetrasAsk the local pet store or fish store about suggestions on what type of fish will do well for you. Certain areas of the country or world for that matter have many fish more readily available than other areas might. Some fish will do outstanding with a diet of flake or freeze dried food while others may do better with frozen or even live (most fish kept in small tanks will never require live foods but most stores carry live bloodworms, brine, etc. if needed). Always remember that what ever your fish don’t eat will become ammonia in the tank. Be cautious when feeding your fish. The number one cause of fish death is ammonia from over feeding. A good rule of thumb is that if there is still food anywhere in the aquarium five minutes after you have fed, then definitely feed less the next day. Fish get what they need nutritionally in five minutes once per day. Just because the package says feed several times per day doesn’t mean that you should. Every bite of fish food a fish eats eventually ends up as ammonia when it is expelled out later.


Fresh water fish are different and

by wolfstardobe

Gold fish are even more so. One inch of Goldfish per 2 gallon. Tropical freshwater fish it's one inch per gallon...
Goldfish can grow 4 to 5 inches in less then a year. So a bigger tank right away is critical.
They are built to survive very cold temps in lakes and ponds. They are very similar to Koi fish.
They need cleaning often. 25% water change every two to three days and a 75% water change every two weeks.

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