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Old 03-12-2011, 08:55 AM   #1 
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I might get one to put Pineapple in with a couple other fish. What else can I get? My dad wants a community tank with Pineapple (cuz that's his fav fishie <3) that we can put in my room in the new house. What fish can I put in there (with my really tiny betta fish Pineapple)?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:18 AM   #2 
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IMO, with a 20 gal. tank you could EASILY have some cories for the bottom and a nice school of Harlequin Rasboras with your betta. Nice, small (but not small enough for the betta to eat), peaceful guys.

Here is a link to some info on them:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...65&pcatid=1065

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #3 
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Female guppies, small pleco's, small loaches ( Kuhli loaches), tetras, hatchetfish, exotic catfish, wood cats, banjo catfish, corydoras catfish, cherry barbs, shrimp (except macrobracium), marbled crayfish, clams (so long as the aquarium has been running for 6 months and/or has tons of floating matter), otocinclus, there are many more, just search online and at LFS.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #4 
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Won't a crayfish eat the betta? Also, aren't MOST tetras fin nippers?
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I like the idea of cory catfish and harlequin rasboras. Will they get along (with my betta and eachother)?
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #6 
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The Resboras Will. Have you thought of the Otocinclus?
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:26 PM   #7 
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Won't a crayfish eat the betta? Also, aren't MOST tetras fin nippers?
Marbled crayfish are the exception. They are all female, self clone, and leave fish alone (unless you starve them). I keep two with my male and they are fine, even with the smallest shrimp. Some tetras fin nip, some don't. It really depends on the tetra species and the amount in the group. Generally tetras with neon tetra shaped fins seem to be less nippy. I would definately recommend banjo catfish. Although they rarely move (most people don't use nets, they just pick them up. Even if you drop them back in the water, they won't swim), they are very cool. They shed skin, have the appearence of a dead leaf, and luve burying themselves. I wouldn't get them, cory cats, or loaches without sand though.
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I like the idea of cory catfish and harlequin rasboras. Will they get along (with my betta and eachother)?
They will get along, if your betta is one that likes tankmates. Like badfish said, otocinclus (2-3, they are schooling fish) are great as well.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #9 
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Interesting info on the Marbled Crayfish!!! Thanks for posting it. :)

How would they be in a 38 gal. community tank with angels, swords, platies and gravel bottom? Oh - and plants. Would they dig up my rooted plants?

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Self Clone? This means that they dont mate?
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