Can I put more in my 10 gallon? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Can I put more in my 10 gallon?

I have a 10 gallon tank with 1 male Betta, 2 ADF's, and 3 White Clouds(larger ones). I was wondering if I could put 5 Tetras in here(rummy-nose) or would that be too much? What would you recommend? I am also planning on putting one Amano Shrimp in down the road.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 10:43 PM
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I think thats a little much.. you need 1 gallon of water per inch of fish. So male bettas are usually about 2 inches, AFD's are about an inch, WCs about an inch... thats 8 gallons already some of your space is taken up by plants and gravel so I'd say you really have at least 9 gallons worth of space used.

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Okay, thanks! Do you think it would be okay to put one shrimp in?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 02:03 PM
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Yep!! That'd be OK. Shrimp have barley any bioload, so they don't make much difference when it comes to over stocking! I'd get two, they like company. ;)

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