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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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I'm stocking a 10 gallon aquarium for my local library. We already have a female betta, but since a lot of kids are going to be looking at it we will need to put in some more fish. I need species suitable for a 10 gallon that are hardy, peaceful, easy to feed, and active. Any suggestions?

5 gallon: 1 male VT-Alpha
10 gallon Community: 3 Peppered Cory Catfish, 5 Neon Tetra, 3 ADFs.
3 gallon: 1 male VT-Sub Zero
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 11:21 AM
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I would do some smaller corydoras. Some dwarf varities and maybe pandas?
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You could add 4 or 5 female bettas of all different colors. Kids might like that more than some of the other tropical fish since bettas are so responsive to humans.

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I'm not too keen on doing a sorority, what about a shoal of honey gouramis?

5 gallon: 1 male VT-Alpha
10 gallon Community: 3 Peppered Cory Catfish, 5 Neon Tetra, 3 ADFs.
3 gallon: 1 male VT-Sub Zero
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Is it going to have just the lone female in it? I'd build all around her.

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Gouramis and bettas can't live together, they're part of the same family/genus/ or whatever you call it. I agree with the sorority or small cory idea. ^

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I'm thinking they may be able to do some guppies. I just don't know if male or females would be better with a female betta. I know my Bowser does pretty well with the boys in the 10.

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I had harlequin rasboras with my betta. Very active, yet very peaceful. They never had a conflict. However, my betta wasn't a super aggressive type.

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Harlequins sound interesting, I was thinking a shoal of Cories or tetra. Those pretty are pretty much the only tank mates for Bettas in a 10 gallon. What do you feed your tetra?

5 gallon: 1 male VT-Alpha
10 gallon Community: 3 Peppered Cory Catfish, 5 Neon Tetra, 3 ADFs.
3 gallon: 1 male VT-Sub Zero
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Dwarf Rosy Loaches are interesting. too.

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