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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:27 AM
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I would say in a 10 gallon with 1 betta you would only want about 5-6 more fish, and since platies and cories are shoaling fish, it would have to be one or the other if you want a happy non fighting tank, also neons are a little too bully-able (IMO)if your betta decided he wanted his tank back to himself, so I would say your best bet are platies because they are quite hardy fish and can stand up for themselves, dont get all males, they will kill each other because there are no females to breed with, I would say 4female 2male

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I kind of want some kind of algea eater or bottom feeder though.

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In which case the cories are fine, just make sure you get a group of 5-6 of them so your betta will find it hard to target them!

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and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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Wow, missed the whole betta part of this thread. Sorry guys. I agree, one school.

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If you want an algae eater certain types of shrimp would be the est bet. Animal and cherry both work week and are very cheap. Most algae eaters get huge! They are also poop machines since they eat so much. Some types of fish occasionally eat algae.

Remember the more stocked your tank is the harder to maintain as there is more ammonia being put in the water, so more work for you.


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Amano shrimp * :p
Or a nerite snail.

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Yeah I wanted some small schooling fish and a algea eater. Would I be cutting it close with something like 6 ember tetras and a cherry shrimp with my betta?

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6 ember tetras would enjoy soft water, otherwise they will be pale. They will be fine with a betta.
Shrimp numbers really don't affect the tank, so you could get 6-7 of them as well.. just note that some betta enjoy eating them.

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