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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I need help stocking my 14 gallon.

I just got a new 14 gallon tank (it seems a lot of people on here saw that deal at Petco, too) and I need some help coming up with community fish.
Of course I'm going to have a betta, and I'd love some kuhli loaches, but I was wondering how many kuhli I should have and what other fish you'd recommend that I put in, without overstocking of course.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 03:45 PM
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cories r good also cherry shrimp if you betta dosen't eat them........

as for the loaches I have no idea.
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Platies are said to do well with Betta fish, and they come in many different varieties. You could also try regular guppies (not the colorful, fancy kind).

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How many platies should I have in a group?
Can they live in pairs of two or maybe three?
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5 cories
3-5 loaches (Must Have sand)
1 Albino Bristlenose pleco (Must have Driftwood)
4 platies

Combinations:
Albino BN Pleco+ platies, loaches or cories
The cories and loaches should not be together, not enough bottom space

Hope it helps!

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Huh. I've got a 14g, and I didnt know I could have an albino BN. Are you sure? It'd be neat if I could!
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If you dont want fry from the Platies you should only get about 4 females..But if you want fry..4 females and 1 male will be fine...But the fry are likely to be eaten by the Betta.
Cories like to be in groups of 4 or more..Great little fish by the way!
As for the others you are interested in.. I dont much about..
You could also go with a Sorority...
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I have an Albino Bristlenose Pleco in a 10 gallon. It is all about the amount of stuff available for the pleco to suck on to.

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I have an Albino Bristlenose Pleco in a 10 gallon. It is all about the amount of stuff available for the pleco to suck on to.
Ah, I see. Are the albinos significantly smaller than the regular colored BN's?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 11:39 PM
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Usually 1-2 inches smaller, and they grow slower.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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