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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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15 gallon tankmates

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So I am upgrading my single male Betta into a 15 gal tank.
I was wondering what you all would suggest as tank mates?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 01:12 PM
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cory cats! i love them. they are cute and peaceful.

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Thank you =] I'll look those up. I'm fairly new to fish and I'm trying to do all the right steps for housing and such.
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In a 15 gallon I would do 5 albino corydoras and your betta. Or you could do 8-10 pygmy corydoras. Another option that is good for beginners is a betta with 6 neon tetras.

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In a 15 gallon I would do 5 albino corydoras and your betta. Or you could do 8-10 pygmy corydoras. Another option that is good for beginners is a betta with 6 neon tetras.
Neon tetras are cute with bettas, but I had 6 with my betta in my 14.5 gallon, and they all died off one by one pretty quick, while the betta was healthy and happy. Very sensitive fish o.O Just FYI ^^

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Just popping in to agree with the Cory suggestion. They're so much fun to watch! Just make sure your tank is cycled first.

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Thanks guys =] I appreciate all of your suggestions!
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Another thing, if you want corydoras you need to use sand as your substrate.

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Julli corycats are really cute as well, they will (as far as I know) school with the speckled corys no problem so you could get 3 of one kind and 2 of the other. The Jullis just have more definitive patterns and orange bottom feeler things (sorry I don't know the technical word for them).

Great information on keeping female Betta fish.
Great information on choosing tank mates for Betta fish.
Great information on male Betta fish care.



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Julli corycats are really cute as well, they will (as far as I know) school with the speckled corys no problem so you could get 3 of one kind and 2 of the other. The Jullis just have more definitive patterns and orange bottom feeler things (sorry I don't know the technical word for them).
When I had both Juliis and Peppereds, they never did school up. I personally wouldn't push my luck with that. 3 and 3 would be just fine so they could have their 2 separate schools. Actually, that would be downright adorable! I think 15 gallons might be just enough tank to get 6 cories in with a betta.

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