Originally Posted by FrightyDog
I'm Sorry I meant corydora, clown loach. I know all of the requirements for the fish and their social needs. the problem is I just feel bad for fish for example the clown loach and corydora both looked like they were suffering. the zebra danio we're in a bigger school but they died out and I want to try a new fish without getting more danio. i cant rehome them because I don't trust my local fish store and I don't have any friends who are into fish I was just wondering with my current stock if I could have a baby beta temperament wise.
I understand how you feel but do you think it's helping them to put a fish that get's very large into a smaller tank that could cause health problems? I don't mean to be harsh with this. If you can't allow them the best possible environment then you're not giving the fish a full life and that's what we aim for in fish keeping: a minimal-stress environment and something natural (doesn't always have to be live plants or anything but close to their home environment as we can imitate).
If you are comfortable shipping fish, there might be people on here that you could give to. You could do a rescue type thing if the fish were only to be in the 10 gallon for a short period of time at least, then you could help out but still provide the fish with a better home in the end. It's difficult to do rescues though, sometimes you get attached to the fish or sometimes it's hard to adopt them out when no one is looking for that particular fish at that moment, but it can be worth it in the end.
Temperament wise, most of them will be fine except that Zebra, he'll steal all the babies food and the darting movements are too much for most Betta's to handle; it stresses them out. Also, you're pretty well stocked with that clown loach, his bioload is huge compared to the Zebra and cory so I wouldn't add any more to that tank.