Betta hiding from Tetras - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 04:47 PM
New Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 26
Will adding plants (live ones) allow a tank to support more fish?

My wife picked up a bunch of extra fish yesterday, and we have:
5 Zebra Danios
5 Neon Tetra
1 Male Betta
3 Mystery Snails
2 African Dwarf Frogs

In a 10G Half-moon tank, with filter and bubbles.

They seem to be doing alright when we watch them. We don't have anywhere to rehome them and no room to set up a second tank. :(
Ackis is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 10:44 PM
New Member
JohnLaFawnDuh's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Beaumont CA
Posts: 29
awesome i want to see your tank :)
JohnLaFawnDuh is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 11:05 PM
JellOh's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 197
Ackis- That is way too many fish for a 10 gallon. Some people even recommend not putting any other fish in with bettas in 10 gallon tanks (only snails, inverts, and ADFs). I would rehome the danios, at last two of the snails, and possibly the ADFs. Check on Craigslist, there are always people looking to buy fish near me, or you could put out an ad to give them away. Could your wife bring them back in exchange for store credit? You should also -really- have a heater in your tank. To answer your question: not really. Plants can help with the bioload, but that doesn't mean you can throw tons of fish that swim at the same level into a tank and expect it to be fine. It won't be.
JellOh is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome