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Old 03-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #21 
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im not sure about red platties, when you have a sorority, you will generally be feeding the bettas more because there are more of them. some food will eventually fall. But if for some reason you dont think theyre eating enough you could get them special food. they will eat anything though
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #22 
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errrrr... you and jibruno are not men?
i dont know about waterdog, but i sure am a man haha
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If you do go with the somewhat larger tank, you could consider tetras. My Sorority/Community tank has a flock of 11 tetras too - 7 neon and 4 glowline. I remembered tetras from my teenage years tank as being pretty tiny. I think these guys like the big tank, some of them are nearing the length of my betta girls.

The biggest things on tetras...they are very sensitive to water chemistry, and due to being kept in big swarms in fishstores, are common vectors to get an ich outbreak in your tank. After I added my flock, I did indeed get an ich invasion. I treated the whole tank with OTC ich medicine and all the tetras made it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #24 
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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?
here is some general info on the corycats

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.ac...81474981198863
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #25 
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If you do go with the somewhat larger tank, you could consider tetras. My Sorority/Community tank has a flock of 11 tetras too - 7 neon and 4 glowline. I remembered tetras from my teenage years tank as being pretty tiny. I think these guys like the big tank, some of them are nearing the length of my betta girls.

The biggest things on tetras...they are very sensitive to water chemistry, and due to being kept in big swarms in fishstores, are common vectors to get an ich outbreak in your tank. After I added my flock, I did indeed get an ich invasion. I treated the whole tank with OTC ich medicine and all the tetras made it.
Thats incredible that your tetras grew to be so large! congratulations!
I am not too fond of tetras.. I like the look of them in tanks belonging to others but have never felt a connection to them for my own tank.

what other fish are in your tank?
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here is some general info on the corycats

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.ac...81474981198863
ahhh thank you Mr Jibruno
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #27 
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Thats incredible that your tetras grew to be so large! congratulations!
I am not too fond of tetras.. I like the look of them in tanks belonging to others but have never felt a connection to them for my own tank.

what other fish are in your tank?
11 betta girls (Petco and Petsmart mutts, crowntails and veiltails)
11 tetras (7 neon and 4 glowline)
2 threeline corydoras
2 golden dojo loaches (These are the cats' favorite, he is always trying to bite them through the tank sides)
1 sailfin bristlenose pleco

There's a couple pics of it early on in my aquariums tab. Cause at almost 3 months up and running, it's getting ancient, right?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #28 
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i dont know about waterdog, but i sure am a man haha
I was refering to the GENTLEMEN comment. I'm a cajun, not a gentleman.
It was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #29 
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I was refering to the GENTLEMEN comment. I'm a cajun, not a gentleman.
It was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hahahaha you better watch your words lest you leave uncomfortable impressions of yourself

CAJUN you say! Is that right! My own daddy's family happens to be Acadian. I do believe we may share some cultural background
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Shadyr your tank is beautiful! I love how tidy it is! But you must post some recent pics. 3 months is waaayyyyy ancient!
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