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Hi all; I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum. Anyway, I have a 10g tank with 3 albino corys, my betta, and 3 recently rescued tetras (their owner is my neighbor who is studying abroad and her roommates didn't want them). Sorry I don't know what kind they are -- they're red and look like neons but don't have a blue stripe. I've also got plastic plants, some caves, a heater, filter, and bubbles.

I'm currently (a) in the process of upgrading my tank decoration; (b) buying a new heater (does anyone have any recommendations? I have a Theo now and it's a piece of crap); (c) temporarily housing the tetras because I know I have too many guys in my tank now.


With that being said, I've noticed that my betta has been hiding around the tank more than usual. It could be a weather thing since I live in Wisconsin, but I have a space heater in my bedroom and a heater in the tank.

I've been monitoring for signs of disease, fungus, etc., but haven't found any. I don't have any empty tanks right now except a 2.5g bowl that I use to change the water.

Any help is appreciated! Sorry if I rambled.
 

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Eeee some people differ on this.

I would honestly say if you were to keep them, you're going to need to upgrade your tank. Tetras, no matter what type they are, need groups of 5+ to feel secure and to stay healthy. Stressed out Tetras = sick Tetras which could make your Corys and Betta sick. Because you would need to add a few more to make the group stable, you would need a larger tank. Also, Corys should be in groups of 4+... and seeing as Albino Corys can grow to be 2.5in each, they need a larger tank as well.

Could you do a quick Google search for Tetra and see which look like yours? Personally, I wouldn't keep Tetras with Bettas unless it was Glowlight Tetra or Black Neon Tetras. They are both very docile. But most Tetras are very flighty and fast which may stress a Betta out. Most are also nippy too. But knowing what you have for a Tetra would really help :)
 

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Thanks for the info -- they're glowlight tetras. I'm only keeping them while my aquarium-enthusiast boyfriend rearranges his tanks so he can adopt them.
As for the corys, I stupidly believed the lfs when they said that 3 would be ok. I've been looking around for them, but can't find any albinos. Do you know if they'll successfully school with any other types?
I'm ditching my 10g soon -- going to upgrade when I move to a new apartment/get more money. Broke college student problems....
 

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Glowlight tetras are usually very peaceful and not nippy. They like to spend a lot of their time hiding out in between plants/decorations in middle area of tank. Betta might just be stressed that something changed in his environment without his consent!
Last comment re: corys is true: they just have to be same species. Having different color corydoras in your school looks very good; to me anyway!
 
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