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Hey all, I need to get some advice from you about stocking, and how much is a good limit for my new tank setup. I need to know the amount of fish, inverts, and plants I can put into my tank. I will give detail on sizes, and ideas I had in mind.

Tank Size - 10 - 20 gallon
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Fish - Male Betta | Corydoras | Mystery Snails
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Plants - I am not sure which plants I will choose, but I like to have heavily planted tanks.

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I don’t know if I can fit the amount of fish I am wanting, safely into the tank without intoxicating the water. i wanted to have atlas 6 cories, and two snails, and a male betta.

I always had an attraction to water wisteria, and ferns, I need plants that can be anchored, and some that float on the surface. I want plenty of moss and grass growing along the gravel.

Help me out with the number of fish I can stock with!
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I have a male betta 7 cories and mts snails in a heavy planted 10 that works well. The mystery snails are a bit more impact on bioload. You could do one fine with 6 cories and betta. Of course if you go 20 gallon that opens up more possibilities for you. I have another 10 with 1 betta 5 tetras and about 6+ shrimp. That is a very enjoyable tank as well. Just be sure if do cories go with sand substrate as they like to burrow around looking for food.

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This is very helpful information.

Thank you maj, I possibly may be able to get a 20 gallon, I will look over everything way before I even purchase anything.
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Let us know what you end up with. Good luck 😊
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If you do get a 20 gallon, try and get a 20 long. Cory do better in a tank with a bigger foot print then one with a lot of water because they are bottom dwellers. I currently keep a 20 long that is heavily planted with 9 corys, 8 ember tetra, a betta and an infestation of bladder snails. It's on the higher side of stocked but everyone is happy and healthy. I just introduced everyone slowly. Starting with the plants and the snails, then the betta and half the cories, then the tetras then the rest of the corys. Stock slow and you shouldn't have problems. Also aqadvisor.com/ is super helpful.

There is no such thing asRescuing’ a betta or any fish for that matter from any LFS. Be it petsmart, Petco, or exotic and aquatic’s down the street. You are not ‘rescuing’ anything, you are buying a fish. It doesn’t matter if that fish has fin rot and you are saving it from dying a slow death, you are still supporting an industry that thinks it’s okay for these fish to live in small pint size bowls.
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I like nano fish in ten gallons. A few random options that popped into my head are dwarf corydoras that go splendidly with my betta and exclamation point rasboras. Endlers are a nice addition, too. Assassin snails are interesting and very pretty with fairly low bioload and pest snail control.

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Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
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Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and three Japan Blue females +JB fry.

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
9 !pt/chili rasboras
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ShadeSlayer what type of cories are your favorite? Havent seen black diamond ones. I bet pretty. I have pandas, albino, salt/pepper and pygmy. Never thought of exclamation point rasboras. A great thought too. Celestial pearl danios are also pretty nano fish.

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The black diamonds are very pretty, small and curious. By far the most hardy and active I've had. Beautiful silver with black dots on their tails.

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Fish:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Guppy-Nickolas+ 3 unnamed blue males.
Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and three Japan Blue females +JB fry.

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
9 !pt/chili rasboras
Nerite/assassin snails
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Neat. Will have to read on them. Love learning about new fish.
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I totally recommend getting them if you can. They're a bit pricey at my LFS for around $6 I think for a fish but they're worth it.

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Fish:
Sam-Blue/Green VT (petsmart rescue).
Luc- white/black piebald marble HM
Caspar-pink/grey dragonscale VT (Petsmart rescue)
Guppy-Nickolas+ 3 unnamed blue males.
Endlers: Valentine (M red bar) and three Japan Blue females +JB fry.

Corydoras- black diamond, salt and pepper, bronze, pygmy, dwarf spotted.
9 !pt/chili rasboras
Nerite/assassin snails
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