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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 09:15 PM
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Yes, shrimp have a tiny bioload as well as being super cute. You will need a lot of planting to help them avoid being eaten, though. I strongly recommend java moss for that. :)

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Update!
Just filled my new ten gallon up with sand. Sometime in the next couple days I'll be adding plants/ decorations and starting cycling.
And cleaning the sand wasn't as hard as I'd thought it was going to be.

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Snails often have a large bio-load. I'd reccomend getting a nerite snail (can't breed in freshwater!!!), or a pond snail (if you get these make sure to not over feed as you will go from 1 to 10 snails in a heartbeat O.o) or a rabbit snail (if you can find one) as they have a smaller bio-load than mystery/apple snails (they get to the size of a tennis ball O.o).

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Rabbit snails are beautiful. IMO it's even fine to keep a pair, they breed very slowly and only have one (live) baby at a time.

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Yeah, somebody put up pictures of their rabbit snail in another thread, and I was pretty impressed. They look cool.

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Rabbit snails are very hard to find, though.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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I would reccomend platys to go in the tank with your betta as they've always been very calm with my boy!

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a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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ged cherry shrimp they are soooooooooooooo compadable!!!! briny clap /) (\
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Not all platys get along with bettas and not all bettas get along with platys... I have certain males who can be with certain fish, and certain males who cannot be with any fish... Just forewarning :)

In a 10 gallon, I'd stick to slower fish (platys, NOT danios or neon tetras), bottom fish (shrimp, cories) with a betta. I like to add fabric or silk plants, hidey holes, and live plants. :)

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Cool, thank you. I'll probably get four or so Corys (probably pygmys), one or two ghost shrimp OR Nerite snails, and some live plants/ decorations.

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