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 #1625408


Animalcrazyy2
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 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

i have a ten gallon tank what should i put in it? i thought ide go here caz this covers more animals than just fish or whatever.
thanx! :)



02/15/08  09:23pm

 #1625929


Emma0828
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Well you can house one anole,but they are expensive to take care of.Maybe a hamster or some other rodent.



02/16/08  11:21am

 #1626958


Crazygirl08
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  Message To: Emma0828   In reference to Message Id: 1625929


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

FEEDER MICE:) j/k their are various creatures you can keep in their, most being temporary because they will get bigger....You could try things that can stay in there for life like: Lepord geckos, taranchulas, scorpion, frogs, small tortoises, anoles, bearded dragon, .......the list goes on....a rodent would be miserable in a tank like that. My feeders don’t even like being in their 10 gal.



02/17/08  10:54am

 #1628032


N2t
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  Message To: Crazygirl08   In reference to Message Id: 1626958


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I would consider some toad and frog species, bufo regularis being a great idea, a leo, for snakes perhaps a male kenyan sand boa, or western hognose if you do the research would be possable, but those snake choices can be difficult hognose with feeding, kenyans can be nippy. I would look strongly at the toad option. Another option is of course inverts, a rosea or emperor scorpion would make fine chioces.



02/18/08  04:24am

 #1629259


Dagobert
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

A very small cricket colony. Almost anything full grown would be cramped in a 10 gallon.



02/19/08  12:58am

 #1631218


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1629259


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

are you kidding? definitly NOT a tortoise in a puny 10 gallon!!!!!!! maybe in a 110 gallon!



02/20/08  08:29pm

 #1631577


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1631218


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I agree with gottee, don’t trust that one post saying torts are okay to put in a 10 gallon. I was blinking at the suggestion to put a bearded dragon in there for life. They get over 2 feet long! They need at Least a 40 gallon long.

Personally, spiders and scorpions (what kind depends on how much research you care to put in) are great to put in 10 gallon tanks. There are some species of frog that will do fine as well. If you want to divert away, you can keep a hamster or other small mammal in there fine as well. I had a friend that had a small guinea pig in a 10 gallon once and it was absolutely fine. The great thing about mammals is that they can be taken out frequently and you can get those balls to put them in so they can travel around. I find glass tanks greater for small mammals (like hamsters and mice) because it’s much harder to escape from; compaired to those plastic jungle gyms that they can very easily chew through. But if you go that route, only choose one mammal. Two would be crowded.



02/21/08  12:43am

 #1631971


Ferndalezoo
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 1631577


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Um....... a 10 gallon is WAAAAAAAAAAY too small for any size guinea pig. They need at least 7 square feet of floor space in their cages, and more is better, even if you take them out a lot. a 10ga isn’t even 2 square feet! Also, the balls are very very dangerous for guineas, whose backs aren’t designed to bend that way. Some small mammals (mice, in a small colony or 1-2 dwarf hamsters) would do olkay in a 10ga tank. A syrian (the biger kind, who should be kept singly anyway) would be cramped in a tank that size, and it definitely wouldn’t be give enough for even one rat (who should be kept in at least pairs anyway).



02/21/08  01:12pm

 #1633437


Crazygirl08
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  Message To: Ferndalezoo   In reference to Message Id: 1631971


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I said a small tortoise not a sulcata tortoise, I myself being that I have an aunt who has a tortoise a small child could ride, know that a large tortoise wouldn’t qiut fit in a 10 gal. There are small tortoises that would do well in a 10 agl. Some should take their own advise and do some research! Now granted I don’t know tomuch about beardies cause I’ve never owned one, but I am almost positive they can stay in one as babies, am I right? Technically I would sell the 10 gal., save up my money and buy a bigger tank for a larger animal I wanted.



02/22/08  12:40pm

 #1633740


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Crazygirl08   In reference to Message Id: 1633437


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

10 gallons per inch of turtle so you would have a pretty tiny tortoise, 1 inch or less, and its better to have a larger cage anyways. glass cages are not ideal for tortoises anyways, maybe a wood one or a gated off area or even a large rubbermaid bin or toat or something (with a screen lid).



02/22/08  04:55pm

 #1633850


Crazygirl08
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1633740


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

My aunts sulcata lives in a half room with a plexy glass door he has no probs with it!



02/22/08  06:29pm

 #1634026


Tasey
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I hate to say it, but just because you have a tank isn’t necessarily a reason to get a pet.. it usually works the other way around. If anything, I’d get a tarantula, fish, or some other hardy, lower maintenance pet. Just remember that they still need a lot of care, and that you should do a whole lot of research on whatever you decide on *before* you get it.



02/22/08  09:16pm

 #1779988


Sasha0009
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  Message To: Tasey   In reference to Message Id: 1634026


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

how big is a ten gallon? cause i’m no genius in gallons of a tank



07/01/08  07:56pm

 #1780079


Dragongirl6
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  Message To: Sasha0009   In reference to Message Id: 1779988


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Just to clarify the pets you should NOT put in a ten gallon that were mentioned:

1) Tortoises. Ten gallons per inch of tortoise=at least 60 gallons for even a small one.
2) Bearded dragons. 40 gallon minimum!
3) Guinea pigs. Should never be housed in glass cages anyway, should always be housed in pairs, and should have WAY more space than a 10 gallon.
4) Rats. Should never be housed in glass and should always be kept in pairs. Way too small for even one.

BTW, half a room with a plexiglass door probably gets a ton more ventilation than a tiny little tank. That’s why it works.



07/01/08  09:23pm

 #1780862


Dagobert
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  Message To: Dragongirl6   In reference to Message Id: 1780079


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Even though this thread is old and the person has most likely made their decision by now, I thought I would throw in the fact that a 10 gallon is too small for almost any reptile to live in for life.

There is almost no way for a decent temperature gradient to be created in a 10 gallon aquarium. Almost any size bulb will heat the entire enclosure up and leave no way for the animal to regulate its body temperature.



07/02/08  05:44pm

 #1781335


MissSkyTheGecko
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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1780862


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

...viper geckos are small...and can be kept in 5 gallons. I had mine in a 10 gallon...you guys are forgetting about the ity bitys...and the temperature was perfect. But yeah...old post...doesn’t matter anymore, right?



07/03/08  02:05am

 #1782659


GECKOGIRL22
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  Message To: MissSkyTheGecko   In reference to Message Id: 1781335


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I love viper geckos, I’m looking to get one. Yes, they can be housed in a 10 gallon, but I like to give my herps a little extra space so I’m not going to use a 5 gallon. Besides, I have an empty 10 gallon!

-GG22



07/04/08  10:17am

 #1787502


Beardieaddict2012
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  Message To: GECKOGIRL22   In reference to Message Id: 1782659


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Crazy girl you are insane if yoou hink a beardie can go in a 10 gallon. babies need at least a 20 gallon and will grow out of that in less than a month.



07/08/08  06:27pm

 #1788037


Dragongirl6
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  Message To: Beardieaddict2012   In reference to Message Id: 1787502


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

btw a 10 gallon is 12x24 inches I believe? Bearded dragons reach at least 16-18 inches, if not more. How on earth would one fit in a ten? Lol.



07/09/08  02:45am

 #1838364


Dragonlover78
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

small frogs, even wild ones, but dont make the mistake i did while i was still stupid and didnt know about this site.... 30 1 inch frogs in a 10 gallon



08/21/08  02:55pm

 #1840312


Zck0500
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  Message To: Dragonlover78   In reference to Message Id: 1838364


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

leopard gecko



08/23/08  01:07pm

 #1841191


Sasha0009
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  Message To: Zck0500   In reference to Message Id: 1840312


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

i personally wouldn’t put rodents in a 10 gallon
(if you look at the small animals forums there’s a lot of complaints about them being toxic for small rodents)
so i wouldn’t take the risk:) sorry if i wasn’t any help:(



08/24/08  01:42pm

 #1852596


Manderzratz
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  Message To: Beardieaddict2012   In reference to Message Id: 1787502


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

uhm. i got my beardie when he was tiny. i had a 40 for him on the side but bought a 10 for him for a month or two because he had a hard time catching crickets. he was BEYOND tiny. though i agree you shouldn’t get one if you don’t have or plan to get a bigger tank within a few weeks.



09/06/08  07:41am

 #2286242


Toady09
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

You could totally house a green anole in there. It would suit them just fine. I know from experience. Just make sure to put lots of cover. You could also put a long tailed lizard. That would do well in this tank. Not sure about green tree frogs. Maybe you could put one of those in there. You can put leos in there. It would be better to have a 20 gallon put it should be okay in there. You should keep on researching



11/24/12  08:23pm

 #2298611


Zebrafrog25
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  Message To: Toady09   In reference to Message Id: 2286242


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

there are lots of things you can house in a 10g tank I have a tree frog garter snakes mice hamsters fish fire ec. are you a beginner to having pets or are you advanced?



06/18/13  12:45pm

 #2317647


ClareWillett
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  Message To: Zebrafrog25   In reference to Message Id: 2298611


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

Small rodents such as hamsters and mice will do. Even fish and hermit crabs. Small reptiles like geckos and anoles make fun animals as well as salamanders and frogs. But if you plan on getting an animal that will grow into a bigger one, like a Bearded dragon, keep in mind you will need to but a bigger tank in the future.



03/31/16  08:45am

 #2318223


Staticcc
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  Message To: Animalcrazyy2   In reference to Message Id: 1625408


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

old thread, i know, but just a heads up to anyone looking- leos are NOT HAPPY IN A 10. 15 is the bare minimum for me, and i have my girl in a 40. i had her in a 10 before and her growth was stunted it seems. shes only about 10 inches long and shes 5,maybe 6 years old. the 40 is doing wonders for her. i would suggest a betta fish and a school of 6 rasboras. maybe get a newt or a firebelly toad. i would NOT suggest any reptile, maybe a crested gecko but even thats a little iffy. try some hermit crabs- i love those!



04/27/16  01:09pm

 #2318262


Reptiloving
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  Message To: Crazygirl08   In reference to Message Id: 1626958


 What can i house in a 10 gallon tank?

I have to completely disagree with parts of your list. first of all, the minimum size cage an BABY bearded dragon should be housed in is a 20 gal; a beardie sized 10-16 in should be housed in a 40, 17-20 in dragons with a minimum of 50 gal, and any where up from that to a 80-120 gal. Bearded dragons are large reptiles and should NEVER be housed in a 10 gal, or a critter keeper of any kind. Also, there are very few species of frogs in which a ten gallon would support life; those being pacmans, firebellies, and very few others. Same for tortoises.



05/02/16  04:29pm


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