Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: South Dakota, USA
Doing Some Research For 10 Gallon Tanks...
Hi everyone! I just had some questions about maybe starting up a ten gallon tank and getting some fish to put with our bettas.
One of our local pet-stores is having a closing sale and we're for sure planning to get some five gallon aquariums for our bettas that are currently in one gallon tanks.
My mother and I were curious about getting a ten gallon tank and what kind of fish we would put in it. We've being doing research on sorority tanks as well. We're not sure if we're going to get one, but maybe this could also be for future reference if we do. :)
If we were to get a sorority, I've heard that the good numbers would be 4-6 female bettas. Is this the correct amount? And is that too many for a ten gallon? I've heard it's not, but I just want to make sure, because if we did get a ten gallon tank sorority, we'd like to put other fish in, and we're not sure how many is too many.
Right now we have some catfish we could add or not. We're interested in white cloud fish and mollies. Would mollies be too flashy for the Betta to get along with? Specifically dalmatian mollies? I've heard yes and no to this question and I'm a bit stumped... :/
Anyway, what do you all think? Should the tank be bigger? What amounts of fish can be put in a ten gallon? And are they're any other kinds of fish that would go well with bettas for community aquariums?
Please and Thank You for the help. :D