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Old 05-20-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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10 gallon betta community options

Hello! I'm planning to start up a ten gallon betta community tank this weekend, and I would love some recommendations as to what tank mates to get! So far I'm thinking 4 corydoras and maybe 5 rasboras, if I can find them in my city. There aren't many options in my area! It may or may not be a planted tank, I'm not sure yet. So yeah, any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:30 PM   #2
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How about clown loaches !!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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It depends on the personality of the Betta. You will have to experiment. Some are passive and will not attack corys and some will. I keep my Betta in a 10 gallon by himself. Alone. He's happy. Having said that, you may try some Ghost Shrimp or a Nerite snail. Clown Loaches have been known to reach 8-10 inches in length. I would not recommend them for a 10 gallon tank.
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How about clown loaches !!!
No no no! They get way to big for a tank that size, and they are very acticve and they need a school

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Otherwise, your first fisg ideas are good, unless your beta gets too aggressive. Maybe add one to each of the schools of fish. For cories, try to find a smaller sp. too, such as a pygmy cory sp.

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I've already tested him with zebra danios, and he did fine! He was in a five gallon tank, and there were three danios (which I only kept for a couple weeks since I didn't have the space). I think that especially with all the space he'll have, he would be okay with virtually any acceptable tank mate! He's at least 2 years old, so he's gotten pretty placid. I'll just have to stop by the fish store and see what they have in stock! I think corydoras or otos will be a must. What are some good smaller schooling fish, preferably not neon tetras?
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Celestrial pearl danios look awesome
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I've already tested him with zebra danios, and he did fine! He was in a five gallon tank, and there were three danios (which I only kept for a couple weeks since I didn't have the space). I think that especially with all the space he'll have, he would be okay with virtually any acceptable tank mate! He's at least 2 years old, so he's gotten pretty placid. I'll just have to stop by the fish store and see what they have in stock! I think corydoras or otos will be a must. What are some good smaller schooling fish, preferably not neon tetras?
LOL! I tried dwarf corys and my betta killed them. So he stays in his heavily planted 10 gallon by himself! I will say that he is healthy and happy. from time to time i put in ghost shrimp: he tolerates them for a while until he gets the urge for "live" food. Then he dines.
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Ahh it's just so hard to decide haha!! Maybe a couple of apple snails and some hatchet fish? I read that they're good with bettas, but I don't know. I've never seen anyone keep them together! I guess I'll just have to wait and see what the shop has.
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I just read on an old post that a couple people recommended 6 Pygmy cories and 6 small schooling fish for a 10 gallon betta tank...would this be okay? It seems overstocked in my opinion, but I don't know. It would be fantastic if I could have that many!
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