Should i buy new fish for my tank? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Should i buy new fish for my tank?

I have a 20 gallon tank filled with about 16.6 gallons. It's separated between my male and female bettas. The tank's so large and it feels like a waste of space, so i wanted to get them a couple tank mates. I'm currently working at a pet shop where they have mollys and a dwarf gourami for sale and i wanted to buy 2 mollys to put with my girl, Caboose, and the gourami to put with my boy, Tex. Is this too much for my tank? or would it be okay?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 07:05 AM
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I can't comment on the stocking plans, aside from the fact gouramis and bettas should not be housed together
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 07:41 PM
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Bettas and Gouramis are from the same family and will fight just like two male bettas, and Mollies prefer brackish water, which bettas cant handle.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 09:08 PM
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Rather than mollies, have a look at platies. They do fine is freshwater and are less aggressive. :) They also stay smaller and have smaller bioloads.

Definitely stay well away from dwarf gouramis.

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