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Old 03-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #11 
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Thank you Gentlemen! Your knowledge is greatly appreciated.

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I'll defer the swordtail question to others as all I put with a betta is cory cats!
Tell me about the relationship between the Betta and the Cory Cat
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #12 
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Tell me about the relationship between the Betta and the Cory Cat
Uneaten food falls to the bottom of the tank. Cory cats eat it, thus keeping it from decomposing and adding excess undesirable toxins to the water.

I have cories and loaches as my gravelkeepers, they are great.

Now I can tell you that the relationship between them and my feline cats is one of fascination/I want to catch you/I'll try to jump headfirst into the glass side of the tank to get you, which is highly amusing in its own right. Big cat, but he can't budge 36G.
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each fish has different preferences though, some like large schools, some do well in small schools. some need a minimum of 10-15 gal so just do the research before picking a fish. (pygmy or albino cories are good tank cleaners. you could have 2 or 3 of them in a 15 gal with 5 female bettas and then 5 other fish.
that sounds ideal. I like the idea of a couple cleaner uppers.

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I like the idea of a 15-20G sorority and put a new male in the empty 5 once the female is part of the girl tank.

I have 11 girls in my 36G, and it's a fun tank!
ahhhh This sounds fantastic! Am liking this idea more and more
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #14 
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Now I can tell you that the relationship between them and my feline cats is one of fascination/I want to catch you/I'll try to jump headfirst into the glass side of the tank to get you, which is highly amusing in its own right. Big cat, but he can't budge 36G.
ROTFL Thats hilarious!! I mean poor cat...haha
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #15 
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Swordtails get too big for a ten or fifteen. You could potentially consider them in a 20. :)

When choosing, make sure you pick a fish that will be happy in your water. If you have harder, alkaline water, livebearers will be happier, for instance, but in soft acidic water, tetras, loaches or cories will do better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #16 
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Swordtails get too big for a ten or fifteen. You could potentially consider them in a 20. :)

When choosing, make sure you pick a fish that will be happy in your water. If you have harder, alkaline water, livebearers will be happier, for instance, but in soft acidic water, tetras, loaches or cories will do better.
I have hard water with a ph of 7.6-7.8. What do you recommend? Thats a shame about the sword tails. I really like the look of the female wag sword tail :(
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they sell things to change ph levels, you could change it to make it more ideal for your bettas and tank mates. if you have crown tails, the hard water could cause their fins to curl
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Tell me about the relationship between the Betta and the Cory Cat
If there is one fish that is not only useful but also gets along with everybody, it's the cory cat. Corys basically keep to themselves and don't bother (or maybe don't care) anyone else. They earn their keep by eating leftover food on the bottom. They are fun to watch as they make dashes to the surface and gulp air then race back to the bottom.
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Now, lets say I lower my ph, soften the water a little and get some Cories to go with the Bettas. What if no food ever falls to the bottom? What to the Cory cats eat then? My current bettas let no food go to waste.

How would red Platies do with bettas?
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