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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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How many female bettas should i have in a 20 gallon tank?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 08:36 PM
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I would say anywhere from 6-10. You could have more but overstocking can be trouble to newer people. Not saying you are though ;)


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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I am more new at this! I plan on making this my summer project in order to cycle everything properly and do everything right
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Id start out with no more then 7 to be safe it should be a little easier

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I'd START with 5-6 after it's cycled and gradually add more girls. I'd say a max of 12, though. Make sure it's heavily planted!
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Great! I am thinking six bettas for now then. Also I wanted to add in some cory catfish. How many would be appropriate with six female bettas?

Also would I put the cory in first then the bettas or how would i got about introducing the two different type
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I have to disagree with Jrf. It is much easier to add all the girls you want at once, because every time you want to add a new betta, you have to rearrange the entire tank and cup everybody. It's a pain. Just add all the girls you want at once.

As for cories, at least 6, but you could have more if you wanted. Just make sure they are all the same species (don't add one panda, one bronze, one peppered etc).

It is usually advisable to add the non-bettas first, so the bettas don't see them as invaders. :)

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I do agree with everything Bombalurina said. Rearranging a tank will be a pain. I hope I never have to, although I might.

Not trying to hijack but what is a good number for a 15g NPT? 7 or 8?


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So does 6 cories and seven bettas, does that sound like a good population?
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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In a 20 gallon, that would be fine. :)

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