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Old 08-25-2009, 11:32 PM   #1 
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Arrow Oh my roommate...

We have a 10 gallon tank with 4 female betta fish. They're all happy and get along well, I haven't seen them get territorial since the day we brought them home almost a month ago.

Well, my roommate wants to get a new fish for our girls. I told her I wanted a tetra, but apparently tetras like other tetras around too, and our tank is too small for 2-3 tetras. She was thinking about getting a Ryukin goldfish. But, I think that might be too big for our 10 gal. And we don't have room in our apartment to get a bigger tank.

What other small fish could we get? Minus platies, I don't like them too much, they look too much like guppies.

I also have a 5 gal tank, and a 1 gal bowl. I really want to get a male king crown tail or female half moon for the 5 gal just to be alone. What do you think?
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:47 AM   #2 
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Most compatible fish have to be in shoals. The only thing I can think of is another female Betta. Since the Sorority you have now is working I would stick with a lighter colored female to keep the peace.
Also, I think one Betta to a 5 gallon is great.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:10 AM   #3 
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DEFIANTLY Avoid the goldfish!!! Goldfish are coldwater fish and need a very large tank, and heavy filtration.

I would get a betta for the 5 gallon!!
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I guess I could get another female betta. I kind of wanted a different kind of fish, just to mix it up you know? What about a cory cat? Or swordtail? Do you think 2 tetras would be too much for the tank?

Yay Betta. :D
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #5 
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Hmmm... I think another Betta is going to be your best bet.

Two Tetras? Probably won't do very well. Because they prefer 6 or more.

Cories also need to shoal. So, you need at least 3.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #6 
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Betta it is I guess. :D Should I stick with the kind of betta I have? Or can I mix a halfmoon female in? Or would her big fins just be yelling "BITE ME"?

Ugh. My Roommate really wants the ryukin. ): But, I really want a crowntail or halfmoon for the 5gal tank.... I dunno, we'll see I guess. If I can get a halfmoon in the 10gal with no problem, then I'll sacrifice the 5gal for her ryukin. We'll see though. I read that ryukins get to about 8-10 inchs long...if that's true, the 5 gal won't be big enough.
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Muh fishie babies. :D
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Awww, your girls are so cute!!

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the Hm female. I think it would be fine. Just don't get CT, they are more aggressive. Tell your roommate that she can get her Ruynkin when she has at least a 20 gallon tank, or better yet, a POND!! :)
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You might be able to pull off getting an ADF, but that's totally different and you'll need to make sure it eats.
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Awww, your girls are so cute!!

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the Hm female. I think it would be fine. Just don't get CT, they are more aggressive. Tell your roommate that she can get her Ruynkin when she has at least a 20 gallon tank, or better yet, a POND!! :)
Oh thanks. :)

Haha! Will do. wow...a 20 gallon would be way too big for our apartment. LOL

Ok...hm it is. If they start fighting I'll steal the 5gal for her.



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