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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Can I add anything else?

I have my 29 gal set up with 1 male betta, 10 guppies, 1 ADF, and 1 mystery snail. Everyone gets along but it still seems bare. What else could I add?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 12:27 PM
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Cories! cutest little buggers :P you can add 6 or so in a tank your size...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 01:10 PM
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Banjo catfish, cory cats, or kuhli loaches. Add tons of shrimp too!

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 06:32 PM
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I'll do a little math:

10 Guppies = 20 gallons
1 ADF = 1 Gallon
1 Betta = 1 Gallon
1 Snail = 2 gallons (technically 1 but they are messy)

In those last 5 gallons you can probably do 4 or 5 Cory Cats, 8 to 10 ghost shrimp (either cories or shrimp, not both. They'll compete for food), a few more ADFs (I find mine are happier in groups), 3 platies or sword tails.

There are some other options but those are more the ideal options. These estimates may be a bit on the conservative side but with stocking a tank Less is More. All suggestions are species specific, I'm not suggesting you add all of the above at the same time...

Howl - Royal Blue Veil Tail
Blaze - Blue and Red Delta
Mi - Blue Lady
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Four - ADF
Seven - Ghost Shrimp
Two - Black Diamond Shrimp
Two - Red Crystal Shrimp
A Few - HitchHiker Snails
One - Golden Apple Snail

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I would go with Cories! They are fantastic!!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I actually have some cories in my 50 gal community. I ended up adding 2 more females and one male to help balance out male/female ratio, and 3 ghost shrimp. I think it's complete! :)

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