i put this in beta sororities first. but no reply so ill try here..iv set up a 20H iv had it filtering for a few days.. now ik this will not cycle the tank.. but i plan on letting it sit at least a week more befor even adding a betta.its got dirt with sand on top of it for a substrate.. i bought some "Argentine sword" plant from petco. and am planning on planting it later... also got some 'betta bulbs' in jars im watching to see if they grow. and they will be added later if they do. but anywho.. if i say add a thing of java moss, maybe even some driftwood how many small girls can i fit in here?
i plan on getting them from petco [we dont have anywere elese that sells fem bettas] and puting them in either 1g drums [if there adults] and maybe mason jars if there tiny [usually ur petco sells SUPER tiny girls only] but i wont put adults with juvie fems.. and quarintining them for oh, 2 maybe 3 weeks. leting my tank cycle a little. and give my bulbs and plants a chance to grow some if at all. i wanted to add a few bottom feeders. this depends on the girls size tho.. i was thinking a 1-2in alb- pleco. or maybe a mixture of 4 or 5 [total] albino and normal corys? with a few tetras/mollies or something running around?.. this wouldnt be over stocked would it? might this work if i give enough hides? i was thinking 5 maybe 6 girls... also could i add some ghost shrimps ik theyl be snaked on but if there in there befor bettas itd at least keep it clean and itl giv eme something to watch untell the girls are in..
also if this would work out [and i think it will if i get the right girls] what other plants or anything should i add in to break the line of sight, assuming the bulbs are a bust. ik alot of you are fans of anubia, java moss, moss balls [tho i dont consider it a plant more of a toy/chair] and amazon swords.. not sure what ima use for hides yet, thought of pvc,s pots, and maybe some rock item for a center piece. as i hav one laying around.. just one tho lol XD
BTW ik that pleco will need a bigger tank. once its up to size it will go into my 50 or 55 till i set up my 75 if it gets that big..
so mainly.. Q1- would liek 5 or 6 small females, like 6 cories max, and a few comunity fish[like say 3 or 4] be too much?
Q2- i seen some people mention they added like 20+ plants. i know tis aint a must. but with the type of plants i do have. should i add alot more? if so what?
Q3- now being a 20h it dont have a ton of floor space. so what should i use for hides to not only let the girls get away. but to give me the best look to it. the tanks a old tank with a crown molding looking trim on it [th tore off top cuz it rotted wiel in a barn lol]