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I am just curious ... I have an empty ten gallon tank and was wondering what would be suitable to keep in it ( Please no fish anything else though) I currently have mice and do not believe in even keeping them in something that small.
 

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Are reptiles and amphibians an option? :) Some fire-bellied toads would work, you could keep a small group.
 

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Yeah reptiles and amphibians are fine :) I was thinking maybe African dwarf frogs (3) or an African Clawed frog
 

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Actually a ten gallon is the minimum for an african clawed frog. I already did all the research on it and it'd be upgraded to my forty gallon if my kissing gourami ever decides to die I love him so much but he's 12 years old

Also I have two cycled tanks and one has an extra piece of filter media in it i used to cycle it so my tank will be cycled in about a week i think I have a test kit I'll check it before i put anything in it
 

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I love my ACF! I started off with him in a 10gal, but he is in a 15 gal now. He is still pretty small though.
You can keep a leopard gecko in a 10 gallon too. :)
 

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Actually a ten gallon is the minimum for an african clawed frog. I already did all the research on it and it'd be upgraded to my forty gallon if my kissing gourami ever decides to die I love him so much but he's 12 years old

Also I have two cycled tanks and one has an extra piece of filter media in it i used to cycle it so my tank will be cycled in about a week i think I have a test kit I'll check it before i put anything in it
A full grown African clawed frog would feel pretty cramped in a 10-gallon. You could start one off in the tank but he'd need to be upgraded eventually (and it sounds like you could do that).
 

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Yeah that was the plan :) A few years in a ten wouldnt hurt the little one at all :) Actually spots in non aggressive so I may throw the frog in there with him what i'm worried about is just the frog eating ... Spots loves food lol
 

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Yeah that was the plan :) A few years in a ten wouldnt hurt the little one at all :) Actually spots in non aggressive so I may throw the frog in there with him what i'm worried about is just the frog eating ... Spots loves food lol
Yeah, frogs don't usually mix well with fish, sadly. You'd probably have to hand-feed the frog which sounds OK but it's seriously a pain. The frog is also likely to go after the fish at some point--he might not eat the gourami but he could bite the fins. Gouramis aren't the fastest fish. You could consider a tank divider, though :).
 

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Eh spots is too old to have some jerk frog picking on him. I'll just give the frog the ten for now and keep it in a warm room. frogs like cool water though so no heater and my 40 stays at 80 degreesa lol
 

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haha,10 gallon is too small for fish,so frog is a good choice

Actually its good for guppies a betta or two ( if you divide the tank) and other small fish.
 

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Yeah, there are plenty of fish that can live in a 10-gallon. It's too small to do a "community" type set-up, usually, but one species (or two small species) can work :).
 
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