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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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It seems like every fish that would be compatible are some boring, ugly ass fish.
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Tetras, kuhli loaches, cories, platys and Endles are boring and ugly-ass?

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Everybody is saying tetras are fin-nippers.
That kuhli loach is pretty cool, but loachs get relatively huge, don't they?
The corys that I have seen are weird looking, they look like a smaller pleco lol.
Some platys are cool, but that wasn't suggested. Endles weren't suggested either.

My question wasn't "what fish is good for my hardness of water and ph level", it was "what are good breeds to mate with a betta."
That question has not been answered.
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If you look at your water conditions, you can pick fish that will be good with your betta AND will thrive in your tank (ie not be stressed due to adapting to less-than-ideal conditions, weakening their immune systems and leaving them open to a host of infections, even death). So, before we suggest fish for your tank from the options available, we want to narrow it down to compatible fish that are compatible with your betta and his environment :)
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Since you haven't told us your hardness, we can't answer your question.

Some tetras do nip fins. Personally, I've never had a problem with it, but I have embers, not neons. Larger tetras like blackskirts are likely to be nippy.
Some loaches do get huge, but kuhlis stay small, maxing out at 4 inches and very skinny, with a relatively low bioload.

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I picked up 2 Panda Corydoras (all my LFS had, I plan on getting 2 more when they're in) and 2 ghost shrimps.
The pandas are young, relatively small, but Birdee hasn't bothered with him. He's followed them, chases them when they go near his castle, but that's about it. No flaring.
The shrimp he chases, but they're WAY too fast for him. I haven't seen any in a while, I have a feeling they're climbing into the driftwood. This is Birdees tank, the castle is from his small tank, it's on black rocks and surrounded by larger smooth aquarium stones, with the rest of the tank being dark/light, and white mixed rocks.
More decorations will come as time goes, some will get switched out, ect.


My tripod isn't high enough for the tank, so the pictures I got of the fish are blurry.

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Be careful with the panda cories on gravel. As they are such small cories, their tiny delicate barbels can very easily be damaged on gravel and really only should be kept on sand.

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I'll keep an eye out, thanks for that bit of information.
It was between the Corys, or Siamese Algae Eaters, I liked the Corys better.
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SAEs would be too large for your tank anyway - they need 20 gallons minimum as they get pretty large and are very active.

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Ah, good call on my part then.
I saw a few cool looking tetras today as well, thinking whether or not to pick a couple up in a few weeks. They were pretty small though, so that concerns me.
I can't remember their name, sadly.
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