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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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so i brought home 3 sailfin mollies today from the pet store...put them in the 10 gal with Kane..since he is the same white shiny color as them they kept swimming around him, thinking he was one of them...i think they were stressing him out so i put a divider in the tank. does anyone have an idea if this is just cause they are new or should i take them back and get something else??

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Sailfins grow to be about 6 inches and their minimum tank size is 30 gallons. I'd return them. They're not suitable for a 10 gallon.

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see they told me they were...i didnt know...im giving them to a friend who has a 50gal and wants to start it up...so they have a good place to go to

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I know, the fish places do that all the time. It can drive you up a wall. I'm glad they have somewhere to go. :)

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In a 10 gallon tank, you have 10" of adult fish that you can put into the tank, without causing water pollution problems.

Your male betta takes up 3" inches of fish... that leaves you 7" to work with.
You could have a school of 5 fish that will reach 1.25" long as adults. Neon tetras come to mind. You could have 5 pygmy cory cats as well.

Besides adult size, you'll also want to be sure the tank buddies you choose can live in the same conditions as your betta, so everybody's happy.

Have fun choosing your tank buddies! :D

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