Originally Posted by traceyrollin
Coursair, I appreciate your advice I really do. I googled and researched both the otocinculous and the CAE
. I know for sure the CAE
is what I have in there.
so since it's a fairly new set up and I do plan to do a serious 20g tank in the future with all the bells and whistles, I will keep them for the time being. I have been making many rookie mistakes with this 10g. But as I said this is a learning tank. They did actually clean up the algae and diatoms I had on my java fern (failed to qt new plants) as I said earlier I have a friend that has a 30g tank. She keeps a ciclid in. She will probably end up with them when I do go to the 20g tank. The beta will remain in the 10g. Once I get it perfect, he will know paradise. However he does rule the tank, and the tetras don't bother him. He is why I opted for the bamboo shrimp. A harmless happy critter that will not harm his fins. Although he hasn't suffered at all any damage from anything in the tank yet. The tetras I like and will probably move them to the 20g when I do it up, i will also add a few others tetras of the same type to the new tank. For now they just kinda hang out with each other and don't do much.
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Bamboo Shrimp ( aka Flower Shrimp) typically need 20g or larger.
For now make sure he has plants or a rock to sit on up near filter outflow. If you ever see him picking along the bottom he is starving and needs help ASAP.
They are cool critters.
My Bettas have varied in tolerance for tank mates. One was fine with White Clouds, but would kill Corydoras.
One lived with a female Guppy, but slaughtered Red Cherry Shrimp.
One lived in a 30g community set up. He had to have 2g tank timeouts when he'd overeat.
Current Betta is in a 5.5g with a single Nerite and other Snails in my housemate's room. He has a small built in filter and live plants.