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View Poll Results: What fish?
Betta with 8-10 African Dwarf Frogs and a Mystery snail 15 60.00%
Betta with 6-7 Kuhli Loaches 6 24.00%
Other (list below) :) 4 16.00%
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 12:00 AM
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Loaches! It's probably the snake-lover in me, but I think they look awesome ^_^ Plus, as you've said, ADFs are supposed to be hard to feed, so it would be super hard to have 8-10 in there, too.

Edit: Hey... Those loaches look like my snake Dx

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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I AM kinda leaning towards the loaches... I mean look at them! They just make you LOL!

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lol yucky, snakes are cute, loaches not somuch.
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 01:06 PM
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I have a ton of kuhlis in my 30G, but I don't know if I'd put them in a 10G--I just imagine them being cramped. They're also very shy and love digging into things--sometimes I don't see them all day. With a predatory fish like a betta, I don't imagine they'd stay out for very long during the day. Also, if you're thinking of using any kind of resin/plastic decorations, use extreme caution. Kuhlis love burrowing and getting into tight places, and they will get trapped and die in the most surprising places--I would advise natural or solid ornaments only.

After having ADF once, I don't think I would get any again. They are very difficult to feed and would have to be fed separately from such an opportunistic fish as a betta. Aside from the simple logistics of feeding them, it's also difficult to satisfy their dietary and water quality needs--ADFs can live to be upwards of 15 years old in an aquarium, but many only survive months. Having 8-10 in there would be extremely impractical and cramped, you might get away with maybe 4. They also aren't really that active--mostly they just sit around in weird froggie poses when you can see them. They had my mother convinced they were dead a few times, lol.

Personally, I think a school of pygmy cories would be best, they won't attract attention from the betta, but they'll be active and out all day and give the tank a lot of movement and interest. They're also super adorable and have a lot of personality.

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Loaches! (:

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I've kept loaches in a ten G before and they were all fine.


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Loaches! They look so darn cute! Maybe because I think Eels are cute.

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Loachessss! They're so adorable!
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 02:38 AM
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Since you have only a 10 gallon I have to disagree with both options. If you upgrade to 20-30+ gallons then I would say either are fun. That will get very very cramped in such a small space. I would go with the loaches if putting with a betta. I have never had luck with those darned frogs!

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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 08:56 AM
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froooggggyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

besides, if the loaches get sick, it will be harder to get advice about them since they are so uncommon

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