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Can this work?

I asked a similar question a little while ago but i wanted to add on to it. Sorry if I did something wrong

Last time I posted, I asked about 6 neon tetras and a betta in a 10 gallon.
This time I was wondering if I can keep african dwarf frog(s) in it?
Can I keep the neon tetras the betta and the frog (s)?
How many frogs should I keep?
If I can't keep them with the tetras what other combination would be good?

Also is this test kit good?
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EDIT: I was reading the adf care guide, and I saw the section about keeping your frog somewhere else for around 3 months. Can I keep it in a 1.5 gallon tank for a bit, until I am sure it is healthy and then put it in the 10 gal?

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I wouldn't put ADF's in a 10 gallon with anything else. Each frog needs 2.5gallons to himself and they prefer to be in pairs or groups.
So if you want the ADf's, you'll need to have them in the tank alone. I don't think a 1.5g is appropriate while they're growing, should just give them the 10g. :) Hope this helps.

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I would say no to the ADFs too, you would need a pair of them, and their bioload is quite high since they're messy eaters. They also might get nipped by the Neon Tetras because Neons are quite nippy. ): Really I would say you're at your max right now, I would up the number of Neon Tetras, depending on how many you have, if you have 6 maybe go for 2 more or 4? That might be pushing it, but if you have a good filter and live plants that'd be no problem. 1 Betta and 10 Neons.

Also for the ADF in the 1.5g no, again. I would say 2.5g for one is good but, once again they're social beings. So they need to be in a pair.

The test kit you listed isn't really kit, it's only for ammonia. But yeah, getting a liquid test for ammonia is always good, but I would get the whole set, with nitrItes and nitrAtes too, because testing those are important too.
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I would say no to the ADFs too, you would need a pair of them, and their bioload is quite high since they're messy eaters. They also might get nipped by the Neon Tetras because Neons are quite nippy. ): Really I would say you're at your max right now, I would up the number of Neon Tetras, depending on how many you have, if you have 6 maybe go for 2 more or 4? That might be pushing it, but if you have a good filter and live plants that'd be no problem. 1 Betta and 10 Neons.

Also for the ADF in the 1.5g no, again. I would say 2.5g for one is good but, once again they're social beings. So they need to be in a pair.

The test kit you listed isn't really kit, it's only for ammonia. But yeah, getting a liquid test for ammonia is always good, but I would get the whole set, with nitrItes and nitrAtes too, because testing those are important too.
I only have 1 betta in the tank atm, I am just trying to come up with a good combination of tank mates. I really liked the adfs :P

I have a great filter/heater and the it will be pretty heavily planted with live plants soon.(also the substrate is gravel if that matters :P)

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I only have 1 betta in the tank atm, I am just trying to come up with a good combination of tank mates. I really liked the adfs :P
Oh, well if you have only just the Bettas you could do two ADFs. That would work. Just make sure you read the ADF guide, they need their own set of care like hand-feeding, etc.
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Yeah I agree. Two ADFs and one betta will be fine :) That's what I've got. And yes, they need to be hand fed. I feed mine every other day. They get live bloodworms, mini mealworms, and occasionally when I can find them, guppy fry.
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Can I keep 1 betta, 2 adfs, and like 3 plattys?
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That would be pushing it on the bio-load. You have to choose between the adfs and the platys. If you had a 15 gallon you might be able to do both.

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Yup 3 Platys would work. Just make sure you have a 1:2 ratio for every male get two females, if you're just getting three, get all females. :)

Also, remember this is all based on your Bettas temperament, if he's a mean guy and chases/nips your fish/frog friends, you might have to consider re-homing them, or simply refunding them.

Also, you might wanna get a higher end filter with this tank setup, maybe a 20 gallon filter? ADFs are messy eaters, and a bigger filter will definitely help you out.
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Yup 3 Platys would work. Just make sure you have a 1:2 ratio for every male get two females, if you're just getting three, get all females. :)

Also, remember this is all based on your Bettas temperament, if he's a mean guy and chases/nips your fish/frog friends, you might have to consider re-homing them, or simply refunding them.

Also, you might wanna get a higher end filter with this tank setup, maybe a 20 gallon filter? ADFs are messy eaters, and a bigger filter will definitely help you out.
How can I test if he is a mean guy? :P He doesn't flare a lot, barely even flares at his reflection.

And the filter I got with this tank is pretty strong, I think it is like 100gph but I have it slowed down a bit for my betta.
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