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Old 05-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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20 gallon high

I need stocking ideas for a 20 gallon high I'm thinking I want one Betta for sure anything I can put with him?
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Male betas are generally very aggressive, there are cases where they can live in a community setting, but not very often and not recommended.
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Bettas are in community tanks a lot, I think they can be more often the not. As long you you stay away from an fish with bigger fins, I think things will go fine. I have mine with shrimp, pearl gourami, German blue ram, and cory cat. You could also do some other bottoms dwellers like kuhli loaches. I would say a couple platy or swordtails would work too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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So what do you think about

1- Crowntail Betta
4- black Kuhli loaches

And some small tetra any ideas there?
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I think about five black skirt tetras would look very cool while not taking the spotlight away from the beta. Any darker tetra would work for this, and would give the tank lots of activity.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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That sounds actually very cool I have been looking into black phantom tetras as well would this work instead?
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Yeah those would look awesome. Since they're a little smaller you could probably put a few more in too, like 6-7. I think that would look sweet
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Maybe zebra danios? I kept a betta in my tank for a sibling for a couple weeks with some zebra danios and I think some cherry barbs and neon tetras? Anyways, the betta was fine and the smaller fish didn't pester or nip at him.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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Ok sounds cool I'm thinking a black sand bottom with a stock of

1- Betta
5- Kuhli loaches or Cory cats
6- Black skirt tetras
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1- Betta
5- Kuhli loaches or Cory cats
6- Black skirt tetras
Sounds good! Keep us updated with how that works out!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Will do I will start cycling it next week.
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