Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #1 
fairy74
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK
Stocking question

Hi There.
I have just been to my local pet shop to check out their fish stock for when my 120 litre tank is cycled.
I wrote down the species i liked and wanted some feedback as to what will work.

Firstly i love the corys..they have peppered,albino and bronze,can i have two of each or does it have to be just one type and would six be to many?

I want platies..how many could i have?
Sword tails also how many?
And rosy barbs?
Maybe mollies?
I will also be adding my female betta fish,i have 4 but will perhaps get 2 more.

I obviously dont want to overstock so any advice/suggestions would be great.

Also possibly shrimp.

Thanks in advance.
fairy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #2 
kellyyoungmoney
Member
 
kellyyoungmoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Carolina
i had mollies with my bettas and they did fine, but mollies do better in brackish water so that might be a determining factor for you!
kellyyoungmoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #3 
djembekah
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
that's about a 30 gallon tank? what are the dimensions?

for the cories, i'd do one species, and do six to eight, or do four of two species, but one shoal would be best- they'd be more secure in a group of their own

i feel like there might be some on your list that aren't compatible, but i do not know for sure...hopefully someone else will be able to help you better.

i'd try using aqadvisor.com to plug in your info, i used that stocking calculator in the planning of my own 29 gallon tank.
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #4 
fairy74
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK
Yeh thats a 30 gallon.

I Have decided on 6 albino corys
6 female bettas
Is it possible to have 4 platys,4 rosy barbs and 4 swordtails or would that be overstocked?

and maybe some shrimp.
fairy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #5 
fairy74
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK
Can anyone advise??
fairy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #6 
MyRainbowBettaFish
Member
 
MyRainbowBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
no brightly colored fish with bettas, they will try to nip their fins. I wouldn't get plates (bright colors) or swordtails(bright colors, too big).

I would stick with the 6 cories and 6 females(they prefer odd groups) some shrimp and live plants. Your tank would be stocked then.

Platies and swordtails woud overstock the tank(big and schooling).

good luck and post pics!

so u r doing a sorority? i would research that XD
MyRainbowBettaFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #7 
FishyFishy89
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central FL
id stick with just the females and the cories
heavily plant that tank and fill it with stuff to hide in.
FishyFishy89 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #8 
fairy74
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyRainbowBettaFish View Post
no brightly colored fish with bettas, they will try to nip their fins. I wouldn't get plates (bright colors) or swordtails(bright colors, too big).

I would stick with the 6 cories and 6 females(they prefer odd groups) some shrimp and live plants. Your tank would be stocked then.

Platies and swordtails woud overstock the tank(big and schooling).

good luck and post pics!

so u r doing a sorority? i would research that XD
I already have 4 female bettas in a smaller tank who seem to be getting along very well,but want to move them to the bigger tank once cycled and add 2 more...quite surprised that just 6 female bettas and 6 cories would stock the tank, had so much conflicting advice here.
I will also have many live plants and hideing places.
fairy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #9 
MSG
Member
 
MSG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fairy, I saw your 1-2 gallon fish bowl with the 4 betta females. I'm AMAZED that your girls actually seem to get along.

  • My group of bettas would DEFINITELY kill each other in a tank that small.
  • How long have your bettas been housed in that setup?
Also I would HIGHLY advise AGAINST the rosy barbs.

I have a school of 11 R Barbs. All of the Rosy barbs have harassed & nipped every single betta I've ever tried to introduce to their tank.

The barbs are just playing, but my bettas didn't find that funny.

I removed the bettas from the rosy's tank immediately before they could inflict any serious damage.

Cherry barbs may be a little more docile, but they're still in the BARB family.
MSG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #10 
fairy74
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSG View Post
Fairy, I saw your 1-2 gallon fish bowl with the 4 betta females. I'm AMAZED that your girls actually seem to get along.

  • My group of bettas would DEFINITELY kill each other in a tank that small.
  • How long have your bettas been housed in that setup?
Also I would HIGHLY advise AGAINST the rosy barbs.

I have a school of 11 R Barbs. All of the Rosy barbs have harassed & nipped every single betta I've ever tried to introduce to their tank.

The barbs are just playing, but my bettas didn't find that funny.

I removed the bettas from the rosy's tank immediately before they could inflict any serious damage.

Cherry barbs may be a little more docile, but they're still in the BARB family.
Hi, its a 7 gallon bowl, thats why im upgrading to the 30 gallon.
They have been in there about 6 weeks...i originally had two because i had no idea at the time about female bettas and the LPS encouraged that they were fine and to perhaps later add a male.
After finding this forum i quickly realised that having two was asking for trouble so i only added two more to even it out.
Luckily they do a bit of chasing here and there but all seem to have a favourite plant or alcove and actually are holding their own.
Once i move them i will be useing the biorb for a single male betta.
I just thought in a 30 gallon i could maybe have three different species of fish together.
fairy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.