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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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need help stocking 10 gallon tank :)

I have recently purchased a 10 gallon tank and iv been cycling it at the moment and I need ideas for community tank with my male halfmoon betta and 2 ghost shrimps. I believe my betta is pretty chill since hes pretty kinda to the ghost shrimp, once in a while he checks them out and chases them and the ghost shrimps are not scared of him.

I would like a range of color and i know i cant have guppies so im up to any suggestions.

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Color may not be the best thing. Anything with long tails or color could be mistaken for another betta. I have heard that tetras are best or cory's i heard for a 5 gallon 6 fish are max. and you should not mix like example dont do 3 tetras and 3 cory's, neon tetras would do but they can be nippy it says to avoid fish like molly's or platies sorry if spelling is off. also you could maybe put an african dwarf frog. hope this helps!
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Danios are fast and nippy, they may eat all the food before your betta can. I wouldn't do those. I had Carnage in with all my community tank fish last week, he wasn't happy about it but they left him alone. The Danios ate everything in sight lol


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the guy at petco told me danios were good but every where i have checked said tetras or cory cats
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Danios arent good because they are extremely active fish, and as such require 20g tanks.

1 Male ~ 5 Females
3 Bronze Cories
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Soon, 1 cornsnake!
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why is it bad to mix cory and tetras
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maybe 2 african dwarf frogs and 2-3 corys
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it's not bad to mix corys and tetras, it's just to have a proper size school of each plus a betta, you'd need a bigger tank

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what are benefits of having a bigger school
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I would imagine that schooling fish would feel safer in a larger school... therefore overall fish happiness. However that's just a guess.
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