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Old 11-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #1 
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Wink 10 gal setup

K so here's my plan for a 10 gal tank with biowheel filter:

1X My male Betta, Neon

3X Albino Corycat

2-3X Male guppy

Yes, I know problems might occur between Betta and guppies, but mine is very shy and took almost 2 weeks to adjust to his 2.5 gal so I'm introducing him to the tank last so the guppies are already there and he still is getting used to things so maybe he'll get used to the guppies by the time he adjusts. If there are problems I'll return the Guppies.

You might have noticed I've asked a few stocking questions about 10Gs, thats because I'm going back and forth in my mind what to get. Also, is it okay If I use rocks in the tank with corys? By rocks I mean substrate, these wierd black, white, pink, and grey rocks half the size of a Betta. They're sold as "vase fillers" And I know to use them wash really well, but I'm wondering if they could still be harmful and/or hurt a corycats little whiskery thingys.

Also, what do guppies eat? I'm not exactly sure, to be honest. My feeding scedule would be:

pellets/bloodworms twice a day for Betta

some number (please tell me this number!) of algae wafers twice a day for 3 corycats

Whatever guppies eat

Also, would a biowheel filter keep up with this good and not create too much current? How should I introduce the fish (Bettas introduced last, that's all I know)? I'll be doing the raw shrimp method to cycle for prob 3-5 weeks

Would fighting rates between Guppies and Bettas Be lower in a more heavily planted/decorated tank?

That's my (current!) plan, and those are my questions. Please tell me if you approve and answer questions!
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:00 PM   #2 
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- Guppies will eat flake food.
- I dont think that using those rocks for the cories is a good idea. They really like to burrow around, explore, and look for food in sand and gravel. With those rocks all the food will fall to the bottom (out of reach of the cories) and pollute the tank - which goes against keeping cories in the first place. Not to mention that a cory may end up getting stuck down there if the rocks are big enough.
- You shouldn't feed bloodworms every day to a betta. Just 1-2x a week.
- I don't think algae wafers are an appropriate staple food for cories. They are omnivores not herbivores so they need a higher protein source. Mine eat flake food and bloodworms. Look for other types of tablets at your LFS and see what they have.

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Old 11-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #3 
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Thanks! lol when I said pellets and bloodworms for my Betta I didn't mean that bloodworms were fed daily just that they were fed occasionally.

I heard that gravel can harm a corycats feelers. Is this true?
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #4 
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I keep mine with gravel. Their barbels are fine. In fact they are longer than they were when I first got them from the LFS. Just make sure the gravel isn't sharp and pokey. I used the natural colored gravel that I got from walmart. Here is a closeup pic of my gravel and on of my cories. Their whiskers are fine.


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Old 11-25-2010, 01:05 AM   #5 
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Thanks! Now that I know that gravels safe this will be easier
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:00 AM   #6 
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Another thing. To help with the aggression between the Guppies and that Betta. You should probably get 2-3 female guppies instead of males.
And the filter will be fine. Just keep the water level high..this will help with the water flow as well..
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #7 
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This sounds like a wonderful tank! =] Can't wait to see it when it's done! =]
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #8 
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the only thing I have to add about the guppies is to not mix females and males together, they will reproduce like crazy!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:57 PM   #9 
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crowntail lover: I like the look of males a lot more to be honest... Maybe I'll try it with males and if that doesn't work out switch to females.

Bettablue: I know, I wasn't planning on getting male and female guppies. If I did the tank would have really high ammonia and everything would die... 0_0
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