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Old 03-07-2016, 02:15 AM   #1
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10 gal stocking

I recently just got a 10 gal tank and I'm trying to decide how to stock it. This is not my first tank, I have a 26g bowfront and a 55g as well and I've been keeping fish for about a year now so I know all about the cycle. This is my first small tank though. I'm thinking I want a betta as the centerpiece fish but I'd also like some small schooling fish to put with it to give the tank some life. Any suggestions on species and number would be appreciated.

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Old 03-07-2016, 12:04 PM   #2
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A school of Neon Tetras or Cardinal Tetras and maybe Shrimp or Snails.

The Betta would take over the top area, the tetras would take the top to middle area, and the shrimp take up the bottom of the tank.


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Any suggestions on species and number would be appreciated.
I've kept several bettas over the years in 10g tanks, and it can be crap shoot as to whether they'll get along with tank-mates: one I had was perfectly fine sharing it with some ghost shrimp, but the next became a little serial killer.

As for the space they'll occupy, my bettas have roamed all over the place, exploring their kingdom. One liked to swim through the crypt "forest" in that tank like a jungle explorer.

I'm not sure what to recommend, but, whatever you choose, you should keep a close eye on their interactions.
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I'm not sure what to recommend, but, whatever you choose, you should keep a close eye on their interactions.

Agree... My Betta was once in a 10 gallon and he roamed all over. Liked no tank mates. Now he is in a smaller tank by himself.


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How about a small school of harlequin rasboras

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It is not up to you but give it a try.

Add the Rasboras first, let them get accustomed, then add the Betta.

Make sure the Rasboras do not nip at the Betta's tale. Also, there is a chance that the Betta bully's the Rasboras... Again, not up to you. Just make sure you give everyone what they need.


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Make sure the Rasboras do not nip at the Betta's tale.
Interesting. I've never known rasboras to be nippy.
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Interesting. I've never known rasboras to be nippy.

I am not familiar with Rasboras not will I do the research but that was jut a point to research on: Brttas normally have large fins, so the original poster should take that into consideration.


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Yea I definitely don't want any nippers with the betta. I do like the look of harlequin rasboras though. I also like the idea of some cardinal tetras with a betta with colors to compliment the tetras. My gf also has always wanted some sort of invert but my stocking of my two other tanks wouldn't allow for that. Would the betta or tetras bother shrimp?

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