Last question I promise! Dx - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 07:32 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
pygmies are amazing little fish, you could easily have about 10 of them, along with the betta and 3 endlers



Mo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
Also. Just because of the fact that you have fairly hard water you can't be deterred from species such as Hastatus cories. They can do well in the higher areas of the water concerning PH and hardness, being able to thrive in a PH of 7.8 along with a maximum hardness of around 13 D. But the only note that I have about keeping these two species together would be that they do better in temperatures lower than a bettas prefered one. Hastatus Corydoras prefer a maximum of 78 while bettas prefer a minimum of 75 so meeting in the middle at about 76-77 or going the higher route to 78 could do well, but the Hastatus would much more prefer a temperature of around 74-75

Mo is offline  
post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Mmmm my hardness is actually at 14-15dH. So pygmies and juliis are my two options. I'd prefer not to push the limits of the other guys.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
Pygmies would be much of a better choice as they stay very small, and have a very small bio load compared the there bigger cousins. Even though they aren't as pretty, they are much more entertaining and will be seen in the mid layers of the tank. You could also have about 10 along with the Betta and 3 endlers

Mo is offline  
post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
That's the thing about pygmies- I don't want too many fish in the middle, I wanted something that'd stay at the bottom.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
Hey won't be mid dwelling fish. More so being in the higher levels of the bottom, about 3-4 inches off the ground.

Mo is offline  
post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Alright. Well here is my plan..
1. Add the endlers.
2. Add Gilbert the betta.
3. Add new betta (in the 5 gal divided section of the 15gal).
4. Remove Gilbert for a bit, then add cories, put Gilbert back.
:D So I have some time, probably gonna go with pygmies though. I want the cories last since they need a better established tank.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
Oops. Major disfunction, on my part. I thought you were using the whole 15 gallon. Not part of it. A better alternative would be more so
3 endler
6 pygmies
1 Betta

Mo is offline  
post #19 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Oh yea- that was what I was planning for originally anyways, haha.
I'm really annoyed, the LFS guy said "they don't know" when they'll get endlers in :(
I think I'll just get 3 males, they're smaller and I don't really want to deal with a ton of fry haha. Heard they are okay in all male groups unlike guppies.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #20 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:07 PM
Mo
Member
 
Mo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,667
Have you thought about wild guppies instead of endlers, wild guppies are much cheaper and sold under the name of feeder guppies commonly. They look practically the same, are just as active, and have the same requirements

Mo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Promise xswornxoffxjello Betta Memorials 7 11-26-2010 06:41 PM
Ok just one more I Promise! Zenandra Betta Chat 2 05-22-2010 02:53 PM
Well I broke my promise.. 1fish2fish Betta Chat 15 02-22-2010 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome