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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Divided betta tank w/ cories

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I will be setting up a 10 gallon tank and am trying to figure out how I want to stock it. I love the look of multiple boys side-by-side, but also community tanks. What do you all think of these ideas?

1) divided 3 ways for 3 boys
2) divided 4 ways for 4 boys
3) one boy and a shoal of cories
4) divided for 2 boys with a small shoal of cories on either side

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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Cories should have I'd say 3-4 for grouping... They poop lots :p I'm not sure I'd have 3 on each side, as they need the full space to roam - they can get scared and hurt themselves in 5 gallon space! :(

You could divide three ways... but for me I think it would be hard to have a filter and heater in there for all of them...well mainly the filter, because the center boy would get the full flow lol.

I like 2 ways :) you can add a cool hidey hole, plants, etc, easier to clean... Plus pressing the heater and filter up against the divider both get the benefit!!

I wouldn't divide 4 ways though, personally :) mainly because of the heater situation.

If you do divide, add lots of plants so they do not see each other constantly. I only have 2 who do not care to see each other, and do not get stressed. I've had many who get stressed seeing each other all the time.

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You need the full 10 gallons of space to have cories. :C

If it was me I'd have one betta with a school of cories or a divided tank with 2. :)

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1) Sounds good to me.
2) A bit too crowded, divided three or two ways is the best option if you want to divide.
3) This sounds like a good plan, but it depends on what kind of Cory you'll be getting. Pygmy Cories would work, about eight of them with one boy. Also with that Cories will need a sand substrate, no gravel.
4) This wouldn't work, either just two boys. But if you really want Cories option 3 would work for you.
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I agree. Options 1 and 3 are both good. 2 seems a little two crowded, and you couldn't have cories in 4.

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Here's another couple ideas.

1) Sorority of 7/8 girls.
2)Sorority of 5 girls and 4 cories.

What are the chances of needing extra tanks for unsuitable girls? I have a small 1 gallon that I'm planning on using as a QT/hospital tank, but I don't have the physical space for a bunch of extra tanks if this doesn't work out. Is there any way to decrease the chances of needing extra tanks?
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High chances.

I have 3 females separated. One was bullied, one was the bully, one is a breeder. I only ave THREE together (which is a no no but in 40 gallons they haven't bothered each other) since a couple died from organ damage from being beaten. Females can be just as aggressive as males!!

I'd suggest trying 4 girls first, with 4 cories... Easier to separate, and a good number to start with! But first off stuff that tank full of low-light plants, fake soft plants, ornaments, etc. Trust me - you'll regret it otherwise

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4 girlies and 4 cories is a lot for a 10 gallon :$ I'd once again, go with with 5-6 girls OR cories and a male.

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+1. A sorority plus cories in a ten gallon is pushing it.

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