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Old 08-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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10 gallon betta tankmates?

I have a well planted 10 gallon tank with a lone betta. I would like some tankmates that are interesting, but dont steal the show from the betta. Any ideas?
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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Shrimp are always nice, either ghost or cherry. Is it a male or female betta?
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a school of neons maybe?
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it is a male betta
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Shrimp are always nice, either ghost or cherry. Is it a male or female betta?
I've had bettas in the past that killed every shrimp in the tank. And others that ignored the shrimp completely. So it depends entirely on the personality of the betta whether shrimp would work or not. But if your betta is tolerant of them, that would make a great choice.

Since ghost shrimp are larger than cherry shrimp, they might have a better chance. And since they are less colorful than cherrys, they are less apt to "steal the show" and distract from the betta.

Another option would be one or two of the larger (but non-breeding) snails, something like zebra nerite snails.
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4 corydoras - to clean up the bottom of the tank?
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When I kept bettas, I kept them by themselves in up to 15 gallon tanks. They were happy. I was happy. Nobody died.
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When I kept bettas, I kept them by themselves in up to 15 gallon tanks. They were happy. I was happy. Nobody died.
haha, sounds like a good way to keep fish alive
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sorry, no cories, I have no way of acquiring any of the pygmy cories, and I dont have a sand substrate anyway
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sorry, no cories, I have no way of acquiring any of the pygmy cories, and I dont have a sand substrate anyway
what about shrimp? betta might eat them depending on the temperament of it though
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