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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to get some friendlies for the tank

Hey all, I have a 10 gallon- as seen here (however, now it has some more plants, and I plan on getting even more plants!)
and I would like to put some other fish in.

The only thing in there now is:
1 CT Betta
1 Mystery Snail
4 Ghost Shrimp

I like the neon tetras, but I feel like they may not have enough room - especially since I'd get 5 or so so they can shoal.

So I'm looking for some other fish, preferably slower moving.

Any suggestions?

edit: and no, I will not divide the tank
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 05:15 PM
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Cories? They are really good cleaners!

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Neons will probably be eaten...

Cories are good, but do best in groups of 4 or more.

What about some Otocinclus catfish?

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I already tried Otos... my tank didn't have enough algae, and they refused to eat the algae waffer.
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What about harlequin rasboras? I read that there very very peaceful.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Neons will probably be eaten...
I don't know about that. My betta is pretty timid. It can't hurt to try though, I suppose.

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What about harlequin rasboras? I read that there very very peaceful.
when I looked it up it looked like their max temp range was 78 - which is right where my tank is.

Anyway, thanks. I'll keep looking
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I bought 2 Zebra Danios.

However... I'm now down to one. I didn't even get the other guy into the tank.
I don't own a fish net, so when I usually get new tank residents I cut the bag and drain water into the sink (perhaps you can see where this is going).

Anyway, one of the Danios, managed so swum out of the small hole I cut... and into the drain :-\
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Oh, no! That's so sad! I hope you can get a few more tho!

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a net would be a good investiment

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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hah, perhaps.

I actually just returned the 2nd Danio. To skittish for my tank.

I think I will end up buying 2 dwarf frogs later down the road.
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