Oddball 10gal

PolypterusGuy225

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In search of inspiration:

I have a 10 gallon tank that I will be setting up when I move back into an apartment sometime in August. Sadly 10gal is the largest they’ll allow and I’m used to keeping my 125gal polypterus tank so I am struggling with ideas, I know it’s months away but I have nothing better to do in quarantine.

I’d love some cool oddballs that aren’t terribly hard to find. The current equipment it’ll have are an Aqua Clear 20 and a small sponge filter. I’ve kept pea puffers in the past so I’d like to try something new. I am struggling massively any interesting ideas will help me figure this out!!!

Thank you all!!
 
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Rob909

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A reedfish would keep you in the realm of polys. I kept a single one in a 10 gallon for quite a while.
Hill stream loaches, killifish?
Celestial pearl danios aren’t necessarily “oddball” but I’d love to add some to my ten gallon eventually.
 
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PolypterusGuy225

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A reedfish would keep you in the realm of polys. I kept a single one in a 10 gallon for quite a while.
Hill stream loaches, killifish?
Celestial pearl danios aren’t necessarily “oddball” but I’d love to add some to my ten gallon eventually.
I’ve been looking into Killifish actually! Still unsure however. I forgot about the Hillstream Loach tho! That’s definitely a good one. Thank you!
 
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Any chance you could go a little larger? Would anyone know the difference between that and a 20? You could go salt and pick up a mantis shrimp. That would be something different and the change to salt would keep you engaged. Going from a larger tank wondering if you wouldn’t get bored with it.
 

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Any chance you could go a little larger? Would anyone know the difference between that and a 20? You could go salt and pick up a mantis shrimp. That would be something different and the change to salt would keep you engaged. Going from a larger tank wondering if you wouldn’t get bored with it.
That's the only size aquarium he's allowed to have in the apartment.
 
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an RTC would be a great fit👍 They only max out at like 5 feet (roughly) should be fine for atleast 10 years👍
 
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