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Old 06-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #1 
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Tank mates for 10gal

I'm new to fish keeping and recently got a ten gallon tank with four female bettas. I only had them for three days now and they seem to be timid and don't really interact with each other so far (this will probably change). I have a driftwood and 2 caves for them to hide in as well as 5 plants. Am I able to add more tank mates and if so, what kind? If not, is it overstocked?

Any other tips for a newbie betta keeper would be appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #2 
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The best tank mates for bettas are snails or shrimps I'd say...

You can add like 2 apple snails to help clean your tank (like 5%), they are quite cute evil looking snails xD!

or like 2-4 shrimps.

Although they (snails or shrimps) might end up eating your plants. :V
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #3 
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With four girls in there, you've technically given them each 2.5 gallons to themselves should they separate off. That's a pretty good way to keep it. Add any more real fish and you'll be pushing your stock limit. Another girl would be a good idea.

Like SillyCone said, shrimp or snails would be your best bet if you really want more in there. Keep an eye on the snails though... they breed fast.
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Apple snails actually are slow breeders, after the mating, it takes like 1-2 weeks to put the eggs than 1-2 weeks for them to hatch (if I recall well), and if they do breed the eggs are on the top of the tank in which you can just take it off. =]

They are some awesome snails lol!
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