Jump to content


10 Gallon native tank ideas

3 replies to this topic

#1 Jhanson

  • NANFA Guest
  • New Jersey

Posted 28 April 2022 - 05:22 PM

Ive never kept native fish before and Im looking to get into it. I want to have a nice looking tank with interesting fish that fit in a 10 gallon. Any ideas? I would also like fish that I could purchase, as I dont really want to collect my own.


Edited by Jhanson, 28 April 2022 - 05:28 PM.

#2 Robert Lamb

Robert Lamb
  • NANFA Member
  • Chattanooga, TN

Posted 29 April 2022 - 08:21 AM

A small group of darters (4 or 5) as long as theyre a smaller species

Pygmy sunfish/pygmy killifish/least killifish colonies in a heavily planted tank

Trio of golden/starhead/blackstripe/blackspotted/banded topminnows

Trio of flagfish

#3 L Link

L Link
  • NANFA Member
  • Atlantic Slope of VA

Posted 02 May 2022 - 06:03 PM

If you're alright not seeing the fish very often, one madtom could be fun. I had a single margined madtom in a 10gal for a while and greatly enjoyed it, even though it only emerged at night or for food at dusk.

Loughran (Lock) Cabe

#4 Fleendar the Magnificent

Fleendar the Magnificent
  • NANFA Guest
  • Ohio

Posted 06 May 2022 - 08:43 PM

Coming from the Northern reaches, I kept about 4 darters and 3 spotfin shiners or bluntnose minnows successfully. I also had 2 crayfish as well to clean the bottom up. However, crayfish are notorious escape artists. You have to duct tape the open areas of your canopy. From time to time in Ohio I have caught some black stripe topminnows and they're a nice addition to have as well.


Best in keeping.

The Grumpy Old Man.

Reply to this topic


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users