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Hey guys -

So my 10g finished cycling about a week ago (SO EXCITED).
I'm definitely wanting to get some pygmy corys (probably 6 of them) and some RCS.
Is it possible to add a small school of another little fish? Or is this overkill?
I've been looking into dwarf rasboras or mosquito rasboras. Maybe white clouds, but I don't like the look of them as much. I'm really just looking for some tiny good-looking fish (not necessarily super colouful) that I can add that will swim around mid-top tank.
If I can add another school, how many of them could I get? (in addition to the 6 x cory and 5-10 RCS)

My OTHER option is that I have a 2.6 g available now (my betta just passed :(...) that I'm thinking of making into a little planted RCS tank. But I probably won't get to doing that for a while. I should probably just focus on the 10g for now.

PS. I have 2 mossballs, an anubias and some java moss tied to driftwood in there. If that makes a difference.

PPS. Can I add the pygmy corys now? Or do I have to wait for the tank to mature a little more (I've read this on a couple forums, but have also read you can add them right after the cycle's done so not sure what to do). It's definitely done cycling, been maintaining 0 Amm and 0 Nit for a week now. I just want some little fishy friends NOW!! Especially after I lost my betta :(

Thanks!
 

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Hi you can add . Just don't add everything at once. I have Pygmy cories and galaxies, also strawberry rasboras. More coming next week. Tiny fish will hardly make a difference in you bioload as long as you don't over feed and keep checking your parameters.


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How many pygmy corys do you have left? I might swing by tomorrow!


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Don't add fish in at once, you need time to allow bacteria to catch up unless you have heavy planted tank.

Personal I love Galaxy Rasbora and April sells them as well. An army of pygmy cory is also fun to watch specially when they shcool together for food.

I think you can do 10 galaxy and 10 pygmy cory with a lot of cherry shrimps. (Since they breed like rabbit if the tank condition is right.)

I know there is 1 inch fish per gallon rule out there, I have over 100 fishes in my 45 gallon tank, however my tank is heavy planted. (Biggest fish in my tank is 3 inch long SAE.)

Cherry shrimp's bio load is extreme low, it is best if you have carpet for them to hide and breed. (moss carpet works fine if you don't plan to go for high tech.)
 

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Thanks for your input outsider. Seems like April has a lot of good candidates for me - I will take a look tomorrow when I pick up some corys first :)


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