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Old 10-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #1 
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So, now that I'm done with the flu, I've been able to go out and find some things for Goldfish and Icee's tank. I bought a 10 gallon kit from Walmart(The new one near me is not going to carry any live animals). I found some nice live plants and some plastic plants, a divider, a heater, two bridges, gravel, water treatment, pellets, and a gravel vacuum at some other stores.

We are thinking of some tank mates. I was able to find ghost shrimp at all 3 stores I visited. Tetras are on sale at PetSmart. There were a few cories I liked. We decided that the whole family needs to be together to pick out the tank mates.



I need to figure out how to slow down the filter. Any comments, tips, hints, suggestions on the tank and the filter?

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:32 PM   #2 
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Tetras and cories will work for an undiveded 10 gallon. I dont hink it would work out in a divided tank because the tetras/cories wont have enough room to swim around and get away from the betta is he gets mad at them. Shrimp/ snails will work just fine so long as your betta doesnt eat them :)
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #3 
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youre probably going to hear that alot with the tank mates. I wouldnt go tetras, they get bit crazy sometimes if theyre not kept in numbers.

but as far as the filter goes...
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
I used this for mine, works fantastic. AND its free!!!

Another cheap little thing im fond of that makes the tank look better (my opinon) get a background. Just one of the roll type at petsmart, walmart etc. works fine. it looks good, but it helps to hide the wires and stuff you can see through the tank

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:57 PM   #4 
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I never rrecommend shrimp as tank mates for Male Bettas as I have had some people tell me that the shrimp actually started eating away the Betta's fins.. But if you are looking for a tank mate.. I would go with some type of algea eater. They go great with Bettas
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #5 
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it depends on your bettas temperment. some of them do great with shrimp and snails, others will just nom nom nom them!!
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:06 AM   #6 
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I can't imagine the shrimp eating the bettas tail!!!!!!!
I have red cherry shrimp and my betta had eaten a couple. He does it out of naughtiness I think. He stalks them and traps them in a corner. I do try to intervene if I notice it. But overall I think they make good tank mates if the shrimp are a reasonable size.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:15 AM   #7 
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non related question, i have the same tank divider, and it is too wide to fit as straight as yours. did you trim yours?
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:29 AM   #8 
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I made that baffle for both of my tanks and it works perfectly. It took maybe a minute to make each one. As far as tank mates, every betta is different - a lot have no problem with shrimps, frogs, corys if they're big enough to hold their own, but none of my boys can stand tank mates. I tried to get them to play nice, but they destroy everything. Leaves me looking for other ways to entertain them...
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #9 
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Thanks, all! My husband's grown up around some fish and wasn't sure what I was talking about when I said slow down the flow into the tank.

nomoretickets, it was a pain in the tuckas to get it to straighten out, but it fits fine in my tank. The only problem I have is it trying to shift.
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