Originally Posted by odin909
Got a veiltale Betta in a 10 gallon , i put him with 3 chain loaches and 3 pristila tetras , 1 mystery snail . Also have 2 anubis plants and a morimo moss ball .
Am i fully stocked or overstocked ? any advice would be great
U can have way more plants, 1 more loach and check how your tank response is changing and in, lets say 21 days, you will make sure how your tank is running.
About the tetras, i would recommend more 2 or so, cause they can start nipping on the betta's fin, however they wont be so nippy with more tetras around them, simply because they will be distracted by the other tetras and will relate between them instead of the betta.
Serpae tetras will destroy your betta instead of pristela tetras, they are way peaceful. Just make sure they have their own space and territory (achieved by plants, furniture, whatever)
Try to buy plants like hygrophillas, that are big and create shades with a lot of space for territory demarcation and logs that will tannins the water and divide even more the territory. Try to make sure it is harmonically together, the plants, the soil, the logs and the fish.