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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Help with tanks and fish and sorority

I have several tanks, all filtered and heated.
My 10 gallon tank has a heater and a filter that filters 90 gallons per hour...
IN the 10 gal I have, 1 male betta, 4 neon tetras, 1 Siamese algea eater (thought it was an Otto) 3 ghost shrimp, and 1 mystery snail.

There ae lve plants, fake plants, lots of decor, etc..

In my 5 gallon it's also filtered and heated.
In he 5 gallon I have 1 betta and 1 mystery snail

I also have a fully filtered and heated 2.5 gallon.

I have a 2 gallon bowl/tank.

Also a 1.5 marina betta aquarium. (It's heated) (Temporarily housing a adf)

Then I have 2 tanks that are 1.25 gallons...

All tanks have TONS, TONS decor and plants.

I will be going to petsmart on Saturday and I want more bettas.
I really want a female sorority, so please help me....

Here's my plan... Will it work?

10 gallon
5 female bettas
3 ghost shrimp
1 snail
1 algea eater or Otto I'm not really sure what it is

5 gallon
1 male bettas
4 neon tetras
1 snail

1 male betta

1.5 gallon
1 adf

Also I want a guppy really bad...

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 08:09 PM
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I'm sorry but I think your plan for your tanks will make them overstocked. For the five gallon, you should really only have one male betta and maybe a ghost shrimp OR a snail. For the ten gallon, 5-7 girls and ONE snail. Otocinclus needs to be in a shoal so that would overload your tank. Algae eaters get huge by and large, so a ten gallon would be insufficient for their adult sizes.

I like your plans for the 2.5 and the 1.5!

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but overstocking can be dangerous for all the fish involved. Keep the sorority to all female bettas if you're going with a ten gallon. Make sure they have plenty of space to hide from one another when they get stressed because there WILL be aggression. The more girls you have in there, the less any one will be picked on. In my ten gallon I currently have five females and that is not quite enough. I will be adding at least two more soon (one is almost out of QT right now), possibly three.

As for the five gallon, a male would be quite happy all by his lonesome in there! Believe me, he won't get lonely~ My plakat uses every inch of his five gallon all by himself haha he'd be devastated if I put even a snail in there.

Best of luck!!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks for all the help, and I really don't want to overstock so thanks for the help. I am getting rid of the algea water or Otto soon so don't worry. I bought him by mistake. Ill get 5 female bettas for the 10 gal. What should I do with my tetras?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 12:03 AM
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you may want to hold off on a sorority until you have somewhere for the tetras to go! another 10g would be a great home for them, plus you could add guppy! if you can't get another 10g for the tetras then you should rehome them


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided not to get the sorority instead I'm getting 2 more male bettas. 1 for me. 1 for my brother. Wat kind should I get?

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