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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Oh ok. Well I would add 2-4 more of those. They are social fish and thrive with interaction of theirown kind. You could leave it at that. IF you want more fish you could also try 6-8 neon tetras/black neons? They are all small fish so it shouldnt add much to the bio load. Do you know how you are going to feed your betta? Making sure he eye enough (or not too much) food in a community can be a bit tricky.
I was actually thinking about adding several platy and then a couple of neon tetras, then add 3 more of the small cory...
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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 02:45 PM
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I think you should just complete your school of pygmy cories and get a nerite snail for algae cleaning. Cories, neons, and platies all need to live in groups of six or more, and there's just not enough room for two whole schools of fish to live in this tank along with the betta. Minnow type fish like tetras and danios need lots of swimming space due to their very high activity level. Personally, I would not cram them into a 10G tank.

I would just slowly add cories until your school has about 6-8 individuals and then stop there. Your betta is so beautiful that you don't need a bunch of other little fish stressing him out and nipping his fins to pieces.

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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Im only getting 2 more corys and then im only adding platys thats it no tetras, thx for helping
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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 02:21 AM
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Just make sure when you adding in your fish, that your filter can handle the extra bioload. The bacterial levels should adjust, but you might have to do a couple more water changes than usual to help it along
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, ty!! ;))
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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 10:33 AM
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Don't really think you have room for a school of platties in addition to a shoal of's better to add more Cories to your group than to bring in different fish. Well, I personally wouldn't add them, anyway...

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i agree with jupiter, i think adding platties would be a stretch. they are pretty large fish, and would heavily overcrowd your tank. i've also seen that they breed...alot. you deffinetly don't need that. i would just stick with the pygme cories and your boy.

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Chinese algea eaters will kill your fish. Shrimp, cories, and uncolorful fish be best. It all depends on your betta's personality, and amount of space. Bored betta's will decide to "Have Fun" Mauling smaller fish.

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