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Old 12-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #1 
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I am in the planning stage for my second 10 gallon tank. I will be using live plants (and I have ordered flourite for my substrate from Fosters and Smith). Is it possible to put two female bettas and 2 african dwarf frogs in 1 10 gallon tank. I might be able to get 3 female bettas in there without overstocking the tank. With the 1 inch/gal principle, it should fit nicely.

Any ideas of the temperments of the ADFs with bettas and what they eat? From what I have read, they can eat bloodworm that sinks to the bottom (a nice ammonia controller)....and yes, I plan on cycling the tank. I am cycling my first one now. Any thoughts on the ADFs though?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #2 
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=84033 Here is my thread on ADF care.

Female bettas should not be kept in groups smaller than five.

You could do one male betta and two ADFs in a ten gallon.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:28 PM   #3 
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How about shrimp rather than frogs?
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How about shrimp rather than frogs?
Ive thought about that. I dont know if my LPS sells them though. Can they escape from the aquarium?
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Even if you did shrimp instead of frogs, you shoud still keep a group of at LEAST five girls, any smaller than that and the aggression is not evenly distributed, and they can and likely will kill eachother.
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Even if you did shrimp instead of frogs, you shoud still keep a group of at LEAST five girls, any smaller than that and the aggression is not evenly distributed, and they can and likely will kill eachother.
Gizmo is right. You need at least 5 females to prevent aggression and having good planting will help. I have fresh water shrimp in my 6.6 gal Chi. I did find one dried out carcass on the carpet the other day but probably hitched a ride on the vacuum tube then dropped off rather than climbing out.
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Even if you did shrimp instead of frogs, you shoud still keep a group of at LEAST five girls, any smaller than that and the aggression is not evenly distributed, and they can and likely will kill eachother.
Gizmo is right. You need at least 5 females to prevent aggression and a having good planting will help. I have fresh water shrimp in my 6.6 gal Chi. I did find one dried out carcass on the carpet the other day but probably hitched a ride on the vacuum tube then dropped off rather than climbing out.
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