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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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First timer need assitance

I'm going out tomorrow and buying a ten gallon for my betta I'm thinking about a tank mate The tank I'm going to buy has no hood, but I plan on trying to make one.
I don't want anyone he might eat or anyone who will try and pick fights with him. And since It will have no hood and probably won't till the end of finals week when I can make one. I don't need any escape artist that can jump out of the tank and give me a heart attack.
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I'm going out tomorrow and buying a ten gallon for my betta I'm thinking about a tank mate The tank I'm going to buy has no hood, but I plan on trying to make one.
I don't want anyone he might eat or anyone who will try and pick fights with him. And since It will have no hood and probably won't till the end of finals week when I can make one. I don't need any escape artist that can jump out of the tank and give me a heart attack.
Maybe a baby pleco? Or some shrimp, or snails?

You will need something to cover your tank asap because Betta jump :) Even if you don't have one you could cover it with fine material or cellophane wrap with holes in it :) or lower the tank water 4-5 inches :)
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No Plecos! Pygmy Cories.
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Ok first if your going to need to make sure his tank mate has a shot tail, long fancy tails make easy targets and short tail fish are quicker at getting away from males. Also make sure you got no semi or aggressive fish because you risk the chance of them attacking your boy. :D
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The major problem is the 10G. I would add Neons.
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No Plecos! Pygmy Cories.
Why no baby Pleco? I put my baby ones in 10gals and 20gals until they are bigger which then I sell them or something. Pleco are very very slooow growing.

And Neons could work, but the Betta may eat them if he gets hungry or is aggressive.
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Thew smallest Pleco needs a 20G.
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ya zebra fish, short tailed guppies, small loaches, a type of small bottom feeder like miniature banjo fish or small cat fish types.
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Thew smallest Pleco needs a 20G.

Yeah, you're right. I don't keep my in the 10g unless I absolutely have to. Plus they do grow a tad big..
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Zebras need 20Gs.
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