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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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30L (8g) tankmate suggestions

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I have recently bought a 30l tank (rectangular shape but with rounded edges on the front) and I haven't set it up yet. I am thinking about getting some tankmates to go with the Betta in there and was wondering if you had any ideas? At the moment, I'm considering getting a few Ember Tetras and possibly a couple of Otos. Would these fish be suitable or are there better tankmates?
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No octos and tetras are iffy. They need to be in a school and their bioload adds up. I would agree with WhiskyHands, shrimp are your best bet.
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I've never really been a fan of shrimp, they kind of creep me out. Ember Tetras are really tiny so I don't think they would have much of a bioload, but then again, Tetras are only effective when in schools in a larger tank. Are there any other fish you would recommend? What about Corydoras?
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Can you post the dimensions of the tank.
If the tank is flater it sould befine but if its to high the bottom would be to small for the corys.

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I agree with nicolass. My 15 gallon is a column, and it affected the kind of fish I was able to choose.

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You would ned at least 4 Cories and their bioload isn't small.
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The tank is roughly 15" wide and 11" deep, but I'm unsure of the height. I will ensure the tank is filtered and maintained sufficiently to eradicate bioload issues.
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Yes it would be good for corys get at least 5 as they like to socialize with each other.

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Ok, thank you. I've looked at Cories in the store before and they are cute little things. I'm assuming with a Betta and 5 Cories I would be stocked to the limit?
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