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This is a pretty great list! I agree; it should be stickied. I would just like to point out a few things. You recommend both endler's and feeder guppies in a 5 gal tank. Generally, it's better to try betta with tankmates in a 10 gal or larger. Even though these fish can be peaceful in the event of a squabble a 5 gal tank doesn't provide enough room to get away. My other problem is with the "gold gourami" recommendation. Gold gourami are actually a color morph of the blue gourami (Trichopodus trichopterus), sometimes called three-spot gourami. These fish aren't recommended in anything under 36" (90cm) as they commonly grow to 5" (12.5cm) and would not be suitable for even a 20 gal long tank. I have also seen multiple sites recommend against keeping these with betta as they will grow large enough to see a betta as food. Three-spot Gourami - Seriously Fish

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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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Do you think a betta could get along with a dwarf orange crayfish in a 20 gallon tank?
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post #13 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 03:33 PM
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Crayfish can and will grab a fish and eat it if they get the chance.. :s my crayfish ate each other lol, I kept them with big blue gourami and didn't have problems.

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post #14 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf orange crayfish should do well with a Betta given there temperament and size, they aren't aggresive and don't pinch at bettas such as others will take this chane to

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http://www.petshrimp.com/articles/cpatzcuarensis.php
Here it says they don't even touch guppy fry. Of course if you starved it it might try something, so that'd be a factor.
Could I keep them with Pygmy cories? I've seen them at my pet store but i would shy away from em. How much space do they need?

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They should do okay with fully grown Pygmy cories as long as both are supplies with a well source of food. And sorry guys. I can't make any edits to the first post, you know..... That whole 20 minute thing

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I will contact a moderator for future edits. Any more comments are welcome

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This is awesome. Thanks for writing!
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Awesome resource, thank you!
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