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Old 04-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #1 
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Adding a betta to community tank

I have a 5.5 gallon tank, already stocked with 5 Pygmy Cories and 1 Dwarf Goby. The smallest fish is half an inch, and the largest is .75 of an inch. Do you think it would be safe to add a betta because there are already tank mates in there so the betta wouldn't get aggressive?
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You are already at stocking level and almost over, will be when the fish are full grown. No room for a betta
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The fish are full grown. I checked AqAdvisor and it says that my stocking (cories + betta) would be fine because of my filtration. It says I would only have to do 25% water changes, but I do 50%.
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My personal opinion is that is already too many fish for only 5.5 gallons. I suggest getting a 10 gallon for those fish. Then you can use the 5.5 for a second betta! Always a good thing
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Guess I gotta wait ... can't get any new tanks.
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The fish are full grown. I checked AqAdvisor and it says that my stocking (cories + betta) would be fine because of my filtration. It says I would only have to do 25% water changes, but I do 50%.
It must be a super strong filter! Still, I would be afraid that the betta would pick on the other fish in such a small space. You could try it, but keep an eye out in case he/she has to be removed. Maybe put a baby betta in there?
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^ Great idea! I was thinking perhaps a small female. I know my friend has a 5 gallon he isn't using, along with a heater, so I could probably snag it if things aren't working out.
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