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Old 05-13-2012, 11:10 PM   #11 
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Ok does anyone have experience with a 10 gallon community tank with bettas? If so what did you have and what was the outcome.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #12 
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-raises hand up-

I have a 10 gallon community tank right now, it's a tad overstocked. :P I have eight Rummynose Tetras, one Balloon Molly and my plakat boy. The Rummynose Tetras are a bit big for the tank, they're a tight schooling fish that are quite active, I'm planning to move them to a bigger tank in the coming weeks when I get the tank. My plakat boy is does very good in the community tank, he's a very fast swimmer, due to being a plakat. On the other hand I tried putting my SD boy in first in the community tank, he didn't do very well, kept flaring left to right, so he lives on his own. >:T It really depends on your Betta's temperament, my plakat boy hardly flares, and when he does it's at his own reflection and not at any other fish.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #13 
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Well I returned the tetras and got some more plants. Here is what it looks like.
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Planning on adding a black background. Once the vals start blooming stems it will hopefully look like a bridge. Hopefully the moss spread out nice to.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #14 
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Lovely tank! Hope it works out! I'm having a bit of trouble with my swords, but it looks very wonderful. :)

Since your tank is empty, we can discuss on what species of fish you can have in the tank. But I never asked, how hard is your water, and what is the pH of it? This will help determine what species of fish we can stock this lovely tank with.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #15 
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It is a ph of I would say 7.2-7.4. The water is moderately hard. But not hard nor soft it falls in the middle.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #16 
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Okay that helps. :)

I wouldn't do Cories first of all, since you're using gravel as the substrate, so that entire group of fish is out of the window. Livebearers are also out of the window since they need generally hard water to thrive. I would say your best bet would be Tetras to be honest, but the Ember Tetras didn't work out so well. Smaller species of Rasboras would work too, along with some Barbs.

You can also set up a sorority tank with just female Bettas, that'd be easier than researching and looking for community fish that fits your water parameters.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #17 
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Ya I am looking at rasboras and tetras
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #18 
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Lovely tank! Lamchop rasboras or cherry barbs would look good.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #19 
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So I changed the tank around so it looks better when the plants come in. Let me know what everyone thinks.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #20 
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It's a very pretty design. It looks good both ways to me. :) Live plants are amazing, aren't they? They really transform an aquascape.
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