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  1. Corydoras for my 15 gallons tank as a Betta mate?

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    Hi, I'm new to the hobby and just bought a 15 gallon tank to prep the water and plants for my future betta. I've read a lot about betta tank mates and still confused. I came across the laser corydoras (cw10) and I kind of liked it.. would they (4corydoras) be ok with betta in this tank size? And...
  2. Cory spine - dangerous???

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    Hi there! After receiving some very helpful advice on this forum, I found a place near my house that has received some lovely little salt and pepper cories in! I want to add a small group to my tank to help clean up any bits of food that fall down. The only thing is I just read that cories have...
  3. Help my friends with tank mates!

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    Hey there, all! A friends of mine is new to the world of betta owning, and she's looking at getting a few little tankmates for her little guy, and we're looking for some suggestions! She has a 2.5 gallon tank, but is thinking of upgrading to a 5 gallon before she gets any friends for her buddy...
  4. do you put betta or tankmates in first?

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    I have a newly cycled 20g long tank and am planning on putting one male betta and 5-7 harlequin rasboras in it. Sorry if this has been asked before but should I put the rasboras or the betta in the tank first?
  5. Tankmates for male betta in 20 gallons?

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    Hello all, I recently was given my mother's old regular 20 gallon tank. I cleaned it up, put in some decor and it is currently cycling. I wanted to put a male betta in, and I was wondering if he could have any tankmates? Maybe a school of neon tetras and some sort of bottom dwellers? Any...
  6. 10 gallon tankmates?

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    I upgraded by male betta into a 10 gallon some months ago. It's planted, has two decorations for hiding, a piece of driftwood, and sand substrate. His only current tankmates are a nerite snail and some little pond snails. I've been wanting to get something else to add to the tank, preferable...
  7. New Tankmate and one happy betta...

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! I've had my rosetail betta for about a month and a half now. I purchased him with a black mystery snail who sadly just died. The water is heated to about 78-80 degrees, with gravel, betta hammock and a new live plant. (he before had a silk plant). I cleaned my tank and let my betta...
  8. Sorority,tank mates,and divided aquarium

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    So I have heard that female sorority fish live shorter lives compared to their solitary counter parts.I have also heard the same about divided tanks as they can see each other.I have heard of people using pond filters as dividers so that would solve that but then you have to account for equal...
  9. Redid My 10 Gallon again (question)

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    My other fish got tb and is living in the smaller tank that my crown tail used to live in and I took out everything and disinfected everything and redid it and added 2 more plants. I wanted to add some tank mates but didn't really know what. I've heard white clouds are great but I've read from...
  10. Plants and tankmates for 5 gal Aqueon MiniBow?

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    Hello all, I've been tossing around the idea of getting my betta some tankmates. The reason why is I am not home during the day most days, and when I am out of his sight away from the tank, he just slowly circles and circles. But when I approach the tank, he watches me and everything I do like...
  11. Community Tank w/ Betta

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    just set up this 30g tank with a 50g internal filter and cycled for a couple weeks. now it has 10 ghost shrimp, 9 neon tetras, 6 mollies(1 male), 5 red eye tetras, and my crown tail Betta (his name is Blue :-P). Am i overstocked?
  12. 20gal Community Tank

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    Hey guys, Unfortunately, my betta recently died. I don't want to leave such a great forum, so I'm hoping you'll tolerate a question unrelated to bettas. Now I have a 20gal long tank with 4 oto catfish. And I'm wondering what some other (non-betta) options are for tank mates. (I might...
  13. 10 gallon tank question

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! I want to get a ten gallon tank, and I was wondering, would a 10gal be too heavy for my dresser? It is old and made of real wood, quite sturdy. I can sit on it without a problem. I am considering getting one and moving my butterfly betta, bloom, into it, and maybe getting him some small...
  14. Invert Betta Tankmates?

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    I'm tentatively looking into adding some inverts into one or more of my betta tanks in the distant future (3 months minimum) and I'm curious as to experiences others may have had, advice, etc. I'd really like to add them to this tank, but not til it's fully planted and mature. I've had it up...
  15. Possible Tankmates in 5G?

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    I'm preparing a 5G tank (with live plants) for a new Betta I'm awaiting. I'm wondering if it's possible to add tankmates after he settles in. What other low maintenance creatures can live peacefully with a Betta? How many can/should I get? TIA!!
  16. 5g Betta Tankmates

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    I recently upgraded Dawn to an uncycled 5 gallon, and was wondering some types of tankmates I can have with him. I know it's a tight fit, but I would really enjoy someone with him :) I considered a cory, since Dawn would most likely leave him alone, but I'm not sure if it's okay to get just one...
  17. tankmates for my 10 gallon aquarium. HELP!

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    About my (soon-to-be) tank: I plan to have a 10 gallon planted/silk plant mix tank. Full of hide away holes/caves and other places to hide covering from top to bottom, denser in the rear. Driftwood added. This tank will have a heater, bio sponge filter/aerater and a Aqueon 10g internal filter...
  18. Tankmates for betta in 5 gallon

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    I'm currently cycling a 5 gallon tank. After cycling, I'd like to get a betta. Here are my tankmate ideas. Please let me know your thoughts about overstocking and compatibility. Decor: One awesome-looking piece of driftwood and three live plants. Tankmates for betta: 2 nerite snails 2 African...
  19. Setting up my first tank. Tankmates for betta?

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    Hello everyone, I'm currently setting up my first tank (5 gallon with heater and filter). Currently starting a silent cycle. Will eventually become home to a betta and a few other little critters. Now for my questions: How many live plants should I plant into this tank? I'd like to get some...
  20. Adding Neon Tetras to beta tank

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    I have a couple of questions about adding new tank mates to my relatively new beta tank(The beta has been in it for 3 weeks). I have a 10 gallon tank 20in x 10in x 12 in, with led lights, 5 live plants), 1 little (4in x 1.5in x 6in) decoration(also planning to get a more natural decoration that...