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PostPosted: Jun 3rd, '20, 13:21 
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I've recently discovered aquaponics, and after lots of research, I wanted to start a small-scale aquaponics system at home. I was thinking of getting a 10 gallon aquarium. What fish are suitable for aquaponics and can live in a 10 gallon tank?


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PostPosted: Jun 3rd, '20, 22:20 
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Doesn't look like there are many native freshwater species there so probably you'd need something from the aquarium store and I'm not sure what's available there :dontknow: . Some types of goldfish might work but you'll probably find other choices that will stay small and work well, something you like and find interesting :thumbright: . Your choice of fish food makes a big difference. Most of the flake foods don't provide enough waste nutrients to drive an Aquaponics system so look for a good pellet feed that will work for the fish you choose.


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Okay thanks for the advice! I will definitely try and find some high quality fish pellets!


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We use bluegill. They've been pretty resilient. We feed them freeze dried worms since the pellets are a bit too big for them right now. But I'd only put a couple in 10 gallons. They grow to about 5 inches.
Try with goldfish first (they're cheap) and once you've got everything flowing and balanced, upgrade to a more permanent fish.
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I'm using for my small system goldfish. But when was started I was not sure that it's correct. But anyway, now I like the way it progresses. Thanks for sharing this info!

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You could keep two goldfish in ten gallons if the water quality is good.


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10 gallons is really small to be honest.

I think you and your fish would have a much better time if you could go at least 2x that size, or even 4x...

your water quality and nutrient base will be a lot more stable and you might be able to grow a meaningful quantity kitchen herbs, or a lettuce or 2, which i think would be pretty dificult to acheive with a 10 gallon aquarium.

guppys might be a good fish to consider for a small scale system.


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