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Old 01-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #1 
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And got a betta for my new 10 gallon. I was wondering if there were any micro schooling fish that would be able to be kept with these guys? Id love to get RC shrimp for a clean up crew on top of the pond snails I have as I am planning on doing a DP tank eventually.

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #2 
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very nice betta, his colours should be stunning later on.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #3 
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Some smaller species of rasbora such as mosquito rasbora might do alright depending on whether your male sees them as a snack.

Otherwise I believe it can be a hit and a miss with tetras as to whether your male will tolerate them and whether they won't nip his fins.
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lol. Welcome, Phil. Pretty little boy you have there.

+1 to what LittleBettaFish said.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:44 AM   #5 
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I was actually thinking about 3-4 kuhli loaches. would this work out?
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:01 AM   #6 
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They would do great in your sandy substrate but you would probably want to go with at least 6. They tend to show up more if you keep a lot of them. I have 3 in my tank (others have died off) and I never see them. I'll be getting more for myself as soon as I know my plans for the next 3 years.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:26 AM   #7 
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They would do great in your sandy substrate but you would probably want to go with at least 6. They tend to show up more if you keep a lot of them. I have 3 in my tank (others have died off) and I never see them. I'll be getting more for myself as soon as I know my plans for the next 3 years.
Sounds good to me... Like 6 kuhli's some RC shrimp and a betta. id like that tank.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #8 
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Nice tank!
You could also do a few cories.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #9 
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Nice tank!
You could also do a few cories.
I have 7 in my 29 and the floor already seems crowded. I dont think id want to do any in this 10 and thanks for the compliment. :)

Edit- I was actually thinking about doing pygy corys but they aren't readily available around here.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #10 
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Sounds good to me... Like 6 kuhli's some RC shrimp and a betta. id like that tank.
That sounds like a great tank! Pangio loaches and bettas are some of my favorite fish. Heck I might even try a tank like that some day. Can't wait to see pictures!
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