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Old 08-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #1 
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Smile 10 gallon stock ideas

I am getting a 10 gallon soon and I was wondering what I should put in it......a betta of course. ;-D. But I was thinking of some tank mates...
And I could us some help!!!!
I was wanting you guys to help me think of ideas for stocking my ten gallon.

Rules: No dividers
No African dwarf frogs
I would like at least one Cory.
1 or more bettas( incase of srority)
Must be able to live with a betta.
Female sorority ideas taken.
Keep it not too expensive.

I will look at them and pick the best stock.
The person with the best stock idea will have their stock idea put in my tank!

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Old 08-03-2010, 12:12 PM   #2 
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I would actually. prefer a female betta or a sorority.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #3 
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You could either do a sorority with 6-8 girls or 1 girl and about 5 cory cats.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #4 
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I like the sorority. I just have always loved sororities.
Okay, now it is sorority ideas! What could I put with about 5 females in a 10gallon?
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:35 PM   #5 
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Hmm.. the most you could put is a few ghost shrimp or a mystery snail. Anything more then that would be over stocking.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #6 
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Multiple bettas can coexist but some care needs to go into the planning of the arrangement. all bettas are territorial and need to establish dominance over the other bettas including female sororities. there will always be an Alfa female aka the dominant. In the wild once one has triumphed over the other the loser will usually swim off. In an aquarium there isn't enough space to get away, however, so the winner will keep attacking the loser. This can result in death.

Two females sharing a tank will often result in bullying behavior, but several together will result in some scrapping until a hierarchy is established. Once the pecking order is in place they'll usually calm down. Keep an eye out for especially aggressive females, though. Sometimes they are just too aggressive to be kept together. (NO LESS THAN 4 FEMALES) to be on the safe side.


SUGGESTIONS FOR A MALE:
Platies, corydoras catfish, mollies, shrimp, and types of loaches make good betta tankmates.


SUGGESTIONS FOR A SORORITY:
Female bettas are a bit more accepting of other fish and can probably be kept with danios and gouramis.



Be careful with the following types of fish, they aren't recommended to share space with bettas.

- Fancy guppies, as the bettas will chew on their fins.

- Schools of barbs. Sometimes they'll go after the betta's fins.

- Aggressive fish will take on a betta. These could be tiger barbs, or bluegill.

- Male bettas may attack dwarf gouramis or pygmy gouramis as they have a similar look to a male betta.

- Paradise Fish can grow much larger than bettas and have similar mentalities on territory. They'll go after a male betta and kill it.

- Any fish much smaller than a betta could be at risk of bullying.

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Old 08-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #7 
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That is true . But I still love females, so I think I will get a single female and some tank mates. So one female and what else? Please be specific.

Ex. 1 gourami
3 snails....
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #8 
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Oh and doggyhog I would like corys but not that many. I would like a little variety. How does 3 corys,1 ghost shrimp and 2 gouramis sound? Is that overstocked
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if i was you i would get 5 females or 4 females and 4 gouramis 2-3 apple snails
(if near you) or 2-3 regular pond snails (a pond snail is an average normal snail.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #10 
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Oh and doggyhog I would like corys but not that many. I would like a little variety. How does 3 corys,1 ghost shrimp and 2 gouramis sound? Is that overstocked
note that a ghost shrimp is the hardest little fishy possible to keep in the tank.

they are very picky with their set-up and temperature also you will have to analyse you betta(s) to see if he attacks the ghost shrimp or if he is just leaving it alone
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