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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2020, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Female Betta community tank 20G

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I have a beautiful female betta that I would like to put in a community tank with some ember tetras maybe 6 or so. The female seems very passive. I was wondering if I should get another type of fish maybe a bottom dweller or would this be too many for a 20g.

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Is yours a 20 long or 20 tall?

Minerva was one of my best community tank Betta. She lived with Neon Tetra, Ember Tetra, Chili Rasbora, Pygmy Cory for mid-tank and Habrosus Cory for the bottom. This was a 20 long tank.

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Thanks for your response!
I would love some recommendations for community fish to go with her. Her colour is mainly a black/gold metallic body and her fins/tail is a vibrant red. I definitely want ember tetras I think they would compliment her colour.

It's 61CM/24 Inch long x 31CM/12.2inch Wide x 38CM/15inch high. Sorry I don't know what classifies as a 20 long or 20 high.
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That is a 20 high; a 20 long is 30" x 12" x 12".

If you can find Habrosus Cory, they are smaller than "normal" Cory. They strictly reside on the bottom and stay busy cleaning up leftover food. They are omnivores so will eat the pellets you feed your Betta and the other fish. All fish benefit from a varied diet so I would add frozen like Bloodworms, Brine Shrimp and Mini Bloodworms (actually mosquito larva).

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Thanks for the quick response!

Yeah I think one of my LPS may have them. They definitely keep corydoras But not sure if its that type. Im going to the store soon to pick up some plants so I will have a look to see if they stock them. Do you need to keep them in schools?
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I also try to feed my fish a variety too! I try to think of it like 'I wouldn't want to eat the same thing every day so neither should my pets!'
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Yes, Cory are shoaling fish. A minimum of six is best. Habrosus are also called "Salt and Pepper" Cory. Oh, and you can add to your Ember Tetra shoal, too. But seeing as your tank is 24" in width I would have one bottom shoal and two mid-level shoals of 6-8. I like to run two filters in my tanks should one break. My husband says it's so I'll have a filter for another tank. I do not disagree.

Always have a back up plan should your Betta not be community-compatible. I haven't had many but there are those; even females.

Hope you and your family are safe from the ravages of the fires.

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Yep! They sell 'salt and pepper' corydoras and they look like cory hasbrosus so thats good to know! They are so cute so I will definitely get a shoal of them.

Would Harlequin Rasboras be a good mid section shoaling fish to add with the other ones??

Thank you so much for all your help!! Ive definitely got a backup plan for it if she doesn't like the other fish

Yeah Im safe from the fires. We are getting lots of rain at the moment with the cyclone hanging somewhere around.
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Yes, Harlequin Rasbora would work. From both experience and research, the Nano Rasbora are all pretty peaceful.

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