|02-02-2013 07:34 PM|
|goobypls||I keep my Veil Tail in a 10g with 5 White Cloud Minnows. He chased them around a bit at first but now he leaves them alone all together. I have plenty of floating plants for my Beta to swim in, as well as small rock caves. He spends a good deal of time exploring while the minnows spend their time swimming in the filter current. The WCM were quite young when I bought them and now they are about an inch size. So far so good|
|02-01-2013 07:42 PM|
|hotrodprincess||The shrimp are a may be I like the cherry shrimp but the girls want ghost shrimp we will see if we can even find any so far we havent spotted any shrimp of any kind at out pet stores. We are going to start with the corys and then add the endlers in a few weeks.|
|02-01-2013 05:20 PM|
|SouthernGorilla||We have two albino and one peppered cory in our ten-gallon. There has never been a hint of trouble. You might want to reconsider the cherry shrimp. Our betta chased the ones we had. We never saw him kill any. But we no longer have any cherry shrimp. Could be a coincidence. He doesn't bother the ghost shrimp though. He doesn't even seem to notice the apple snails. So there's another option to consider.|
|02-01-2013 04:42 PM|
|11-05-2012 02:23 AM|
Good luck! I look forward to hearing what you decide on.
|11-04-2012 06:15 PM|
|Repteel||I'm doing good with panda garra, otos, cherry shrimp,lampeye killis, and hockeystick pencil fish. The betta was added last, not sure if that helps or not.|
|11-04-2012 05:02 PM|
We are going to wait a couple weeks before adding any more livestock to the tank just to be sure there are no problems with the new tank. thank you everyone for the great suggestions
|11-04-2012 04:03 PM|
|11-04-2012 10:19 AM|
|11-04-2012 01:23 AM|
Yes HotrodPrincess, the corydoras will stay at the bottom. This question reminded me of something very important. They have barbels on their mouths to sift through sand for food. That is soething I didn't think to mention before suggesting them. If they are kept in a tank with gravel, sadly their barbels will get warn down which leads to death. I had mine with gravel and was told this very same thing. I thought mine looked fine and kept them in the gravel anyway. Then, sure enough, found one dead. Poor thing had no barbels! So, I changed from gravel to sand, and the younger ones grew their barbels back, but the older ones never did.
Just something to keep in mind.
|11-03-2012 09:23 PM|
|ZLogic||I kept a halfmoon with 5 ember tetras and 5 panda cories in a 10g with no trouble.|
|11-03-2012 08:48 PM|
|tinkerpuppet||We had a betta who was in our 10g with guppies and all was good.|
|11-03-2012 08:02 PM|
I love the endlers those have some great color I think the girls might like them with the unique color, They look funner than the standard tetra, the corys are interesting too do they usually stay near the bottom?. I would love a few blue shrimp but im not sure what we could find where we are at. me and the girls will make a list of some possibilities and see whats available. Hopefully we can find some that wont break our budget for our home school project.
|11-03-2012 06:02 PM|
Oh, thought I should mention that the Serpae Tetras are not a good match for Bettas IME. I had a large school of them with my Betta in a 30 gallon thinking they would be too busy amongst themselves to fin nip; wrong! They nipped eachother constantly and if the Betta got close to the group, she'd get nipped too. My Skirt tetras did the same thing but less often.
Another thing to concider is feeding time. Bettas stock their food and Tetras go after it lightning speed like pirahnas! I feed my betta by hand and drop food on the other side of the tank for the zoomy-eaters. Works great!
Let us know what you decide!
|11-03-2012 10:46 AM|
Avoid brightly colored fin fish which may trigger the betta's aggression. I have a giant betta with sparkling gourami which are a dwarf variety. Endlers are safe but the females get quite large and feed aggressively which may outcompete the betta during feedings. Avoid barbs that will bite the betta fins unless you have a plakat which can better defend themselves.
I have wild neo shrimp in the same tank as my betta but would not recommend the pairing unless the tank is over 10 gallons and heavily planted.
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