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Old 08-05-2014, 06:29 AM   #1 
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Smile Is this over stocking for a community 30 gallon tank with 1 male betta?

Hi everyone, newbie here. I've been doing some research but I'm not entirely sure if this is too much. Just wondering if this would be overstocking for a 30 gallon tank and whether this is an acceptable community of fish?

1 male betta
6 neon tetras
6 harlequin rasbora
and 4 julii corydoras?
Also would it be okay to add a maybe two or 3 ghost or red cherry shrimp? Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #2 
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Those are pretty safe numbers, you could probably get away with a bit more than that depending on your filter and whether or not you have live plants. I'd get at least 6 cories though, they do better in bigger groups. As for shrimp, your betta might accept ghosts but will almost certainly eat dwarf shrimp like cherries.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:30 AM   #3 
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I would personally do,
1 betta
12 neons
8-12 rasboras
8 cories
You could do 10+ ghosts, and if planted the cherries.

What will your filter be? Will it be planted?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #4 
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I agree with tankman12, but I like my numbers different for OCD reasons -

1 Betta
10 Neons
10 Rasbora
10 Cories
~20 shrimp but beware, the betta may eat them.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:45 AM   #5 
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Ya something around that. Same idea. The reason i said more of the rasboras is cuz the neons pop a lot more. So you will want a nice big group of them. So they stand out also. but 10 cories is good. So with that said maybe 12 neons and 15 rasboras? That is what i am doing in my 29, but with 12 cardinals and 15 lambchop rasboras (different type). It is looking great. But you can make the schools a lot bigger.

With the whole shrimp thing, the betta will eat baby cherries, some even adults. But if it is planted heavily, and it is a big tank(for a betta) IMO the shrimp will be perfect.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:49 AM   #6 
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See, If I did more of one, would do more neons because they are significantly smaller than the rasbora. That's just me, though.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:52 AM   #7 
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Ya that is a good thought. But neons are a lot more colorful and the rasboras may get "lost" in all the color. So with more of the rasboras they will pop a little bit more. Before i had 12 cardinals and 6 lambchops and all the attention would go to the cardinals. They are both small fish so to nice big schools of each will be cool.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:40 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the response everyone! It's great that I could fit more fish! I was just concerned with how big they'll get. Should I worry if I increase to 10 neon, 6 corys, 8 rasboras and 5 ghost shrimp? I plan to also have medium to heavy planting as well
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:57 PM   #9 
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I would add more cories 10-12. Cuz juliis can be VERY shy. All those fish stay small and with the tank planted, there is more than enough space. I would still do more rasboras, cuz like i said they will get sort of lost with all the neons color. But you dont have to. If you stock it like that, it will be understocked IMO. But nothing is wrong with that.
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