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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Last question I promise! Dx

Tank is still cycling.
I've decided to divide the 15 gallon.. 5 gallons for a new betta and 10 gallons for Gilbert. (Betta are really addicting..)
I was wondering, since the tank is 15 gallons, even though the space is smaller would I be able to do in the 10 gallon part:
-1 male betta
-5 Julii cories
-1 female honey gourami OR 3(?) Endler's
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Woops can't edit-
Just remembered that my water is bad for gourami.
Still wondering about the endler's.

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from what i hear, gouramis shouldnt go with bettas

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Yea.. The honey is the only one worth trying since they are docile.. I wanted a female since it'd be even friendlier. But I have hard water which is bad for them :(

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that's a too bad :(

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Mhhmm! I am going to try the endlers though!

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Just remember it won't be 10 gallons once you take into consideration the water displacement by substrate, equipment and decorations.

I would prefer to see 6 Corydoras pygmaeus instead of the julii, as they are smaller and you could probably fit a small shoal of these in your allotted space.

Endlers are a better choice than a honey gourami. I would personally not try to house a gourami/betta in such a small space.

Endlers don't grow very big, and prefer harder water, so they should do fine in your tank. It does depend however, on how docile or aggressive your male betta is as they are rather brightly coloured and active fish.


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Hmm, I have only seen julii, peppered, panda and bronze where I am, so I figured julii would be my best bet. I will ask the fish store if they could order in some pygmies. They are pretty cute. They'd be fine in my water hardness as well. I read that they spend a lot more time in the mid section of the tank though, which worries me, I wanted a bottom dweller.

I'm pretty sure my boy isn't aggressive, but he's not docile either. We had shrimp once, he didn't attack them, he just ignored them, so that's what I'm going off of. Of course it could be different with endlers, but I will just have to see :D

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Would hastatus or habrosus (I can't remember which, but one is a bottom-hugger) work in your water?

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Hastatus is the bottom dwelling one..
Sadly neither will work with my hardness. :/
We do have pygmy cories however. There was ONE at the lfs. They should get more in eventually..
There is only a 2cm difference between Julii and Pygmy. I love the Julii cories but if pygmies are best than that is what I shall do :D

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