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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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10 gallon tank mates(:

Hey so i got a 10 gallon today.. (: Can i house 1 betta male, 5 neon tetras, 5 white clouds, and 2 guppies in it? If not, what if i take the betta male out of the community and keep him where he's been (2.5 Gallon tank)? will the neons, white clouds, and guppies be okay? Help please? Theres a sale for $1 per fish at my store and idk when it'll end!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 02:19 AM
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Go here, http://www.aqadvisor.com/ enter your tank type, filter ect into the boxes, choose your fish and nuber of fish, add them to the right side by clicking the button, then submit to find out what you can have.

No matter what the site says though you need to change the water more. =]

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I did&i put in... 5 neons, 5 white clouds, and 2 guppies. 104% stocking, 118% filter capacity. Am I good?(:
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uuummm.. you're over 100% on stocking. XD

100% is usually maxmum capacity for anything. =]

I'd take it down a little. =] Pick your favorite fish out of your options and try with just those and the betta. =]

Also a tip: guppies might bet bullied or attacked by bettas because of they're colorful fancy tails. So they're not the best tankmates. =] If you get rid of the guppies you might be at or just under 100% =]

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just barely though right? Haha only 4%?(x
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well yeah but even though it's just barely over you'd have to change your water a lot even if it was cycled! like 50% twice or three times a week. =/ If you're up for all that maitenence cool. =] I just wouldn't be up to it. (I'm REALLY lazy. =P)

I think if you want guppies you should dedicate a tank to just them! =] That way there'd be no threat of fin loss due to nipping, and then you could have many more! They come in such a wide variety of colors too so it'd be a really diverse tank! =]

Also I might be wrong but don't they prefer different water parameters than bettas?

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That is a very conservative calculator. You should not put more than 8 fish in there. The numbers you gave are way too many fish. Please see our sticky on stocking.
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Well i have a 5.5 Gallon still, i think ill dedicate that to my betta. haha I might just... keep the neons and white clouds and take one guppy out.? sound good?
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i see.. i'll take that into consideration and adjust accordingly. THanks!
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I like your idea of dedicating your 5.5 to your betta and housing a community elsewhere! =]

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