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Old 04-01-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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help needed - stocking advice

Hi fish lovers. I have a cycled Jebo R338 stocked with 6 glow light tetras. The tank is about 40l and I was wondering what center piece fish would you recommend? The pet shop owners here in south africa are really bad at advice (eg - you can keep bettas with guppies ,they won't bother each other!) so i rely on your advice . I like bettas and dwarf gouramis ,do you think I could get a male/female pair? What do they eat? I feed tetra min flake food, will they eat it? Do they get along with glowlights?

I have the exact same questions as above for the dwarf gouramis

Any help or suggestions are appreciated!

I need help ASAP as the lfs closes In about 2 hours!!
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Oh and I forgot to add. My tank is extremely densely planted with fine leaved and normal leaved plants. I read that glow lights like fine leaves so I planted some and they exploded!
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You can keep a male and female betta together. If you like bettas go for either a male or female but be prepared that they may not get on with the tetras. I font know about dwarf gouramis sorry
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If I was to keep one betta only which is less aggressive? Do they eat flake food? Thanx!
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dwarf gouramis are quite hard fish to keep and are sometimes agressive,they do though usually get on with tetras
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Yes you can get flake for them I use betta by tetra. And from what I understand I depends on the fish. I've been very lucky my lfs keep bettas in tanks with other fish so I could judge his temperament and he's very docile. I looked for a fish that wasn't flaring and was interested in my presence! Good luck
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So I've decided to keep bettas. To what ratio should females be kept with males? I male for every ? Females? 2
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My lfs keep only females in tanks with other fish. I think il purchase 2 females and see how it goes. Thanks for the advice! I'm sure when they get home il have 100 more questions for you!
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Females are very difficult to keep together. I would not advise more than one for your first time you would need an extremely large tank and then I believe they are kept in threes. From what I have researched bettas are best kept alone
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Just read you have a 40l please only get one betta or they will kill each other
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