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Old 01-12-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Thoughts on my 13 gallon tank

I have made my self a 13 gallon acrylic tank

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I am planning to stick it with:-

1x sterbai cory
1x pepper cory
1x bronze cory

2 x African dwarf frogs

1 x betta male/female

Can anyone see any possible problems with this combination?

I'm currently doing a fishless cycle with ammonia so I've got a few weeks to weigh up my options.

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:25 AM   #2
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I have made my self a 13 gallon acrylic tank

I am planning to stick it with:-

1x sterbai cory
1x pepper cory
1x bronze cory

2 x African dwarf frogs

1 x betta male/female

Can anyone see any possible problems with this combination?

I'm currently doing a fishless cycle with ammonia so I've got a few weeks to weigh up my options.

Regards
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Yeah. I see a few problems.
A* because of the tanks small footprint I don't think Cories would be suitable, especially since all those Cories are larger varieties. You might be able to do 3 Pygmy Cories
B* African dwarf frogs need a sort of a shallow tank. I would rethink them just to be sure.
C* I don't k ow if you want a male and female betta but if you did they can't live long term together due to aggressiveness.
To be on the safe side I would research the African dwarf frogs.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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Sorry I meant male or female betta
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Yeah. I see a few problems.
A* because of the tanks small footprint I don't think Cories would be suitable, especially since all those Cories are larger varieties. You might be able to do 3 Pygmy Cories
B* African dwarf frogs need a sort of a shallow tank. I would rethink them just to be sure.
C* I don't k ow if you want a male and female betta but if you did they can't live long term together due to aggressiveness.
To be on the safe side I would research the African dwarf frogs.
Agree on all points.

From the pic it looks like a very small footprint so you may have some choices available in nano fish but, post the dimensions of the tank and folks may be able to come up with a better stocking plan.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Personally I wouldn't put a Betta in the tank. Bettas prefer longer rather than taller tanks, they need to be able to get to the surface easily for air, plus longer swimming space. I don't know the dimensions of your tank but it looks rather tall & thin which means air breathing inhabitants may have a bit of a struggle. My concern is fish being able to easily escape & hide, while your tank is quite nice it doesn't, IMO, give fish much space.
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I made this 13 gallon/50 litre acrylic tank as a bit of a diy tank practice project it's 30cm x 30cm x 60cm (12" x 12" x 23") tall external and the acrylic is 10 mm thick
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I made this 13 gallon/50 litre acrylic tank as a bit of a diy tank practice project it's 30cm x 30cm x 60cm (12" x 12" x 23") tall external and the acrylic is 10 mm thick
With those dimensions you could not have any large cories and imho would be pushing it with small cories as they are very active. The betta may be ok though it may only hang out at the top. The ADFs should do fine but may limit options.
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Im not sure about ADFs. This tank is twice the height of what is ideal for them.
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Im not sure about ADFs. This tank is twice the height of what is ideal for them.
In the wild they live in water 2 ft deep. Maybe some floating plants should be added.
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We have put a shelf half way up the tank to aid the ADF's to get air as we have read this would help
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We have put a shelf half way up the tank to aid the ADF's to get air as we have read this would help
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