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KIDD's 10 Gallon Betta tank

It's really my 9yr olds tank but I do everything lol...

This tank we got for Free from a nice elderly lady that my daughter was working for watering her plants why she was in the Hospital. She gave my daughter the tank as a gift for helping her out. sadly due to complications she passed away.

When we got the tank it had green algea all over the glass and substrate. It had some fake plants that were also covered. It was full of fancy Guppies mostly males with 2 female's poor girls were never left alone and we would get babies all the time.. I have given away all the Guppies and got 3 Betta females and a Male, 1 female and the Male did not make it.

It now houses 2 Female Betta's, 2 african Dwarf Frogs, 3 otto's and 1 albino Cory Cat, and 3 ghost shrimp

The plants are from petsmart and not sure what the big leaf one is but the other is Moneywort

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The back female is the one that died.

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Gotta watch those female bettas. They normally do best in larger tanks with more females and lots of places to hide. They establish a pecking order, having a larger tank and more girls helps to balance out aggression. That way who ever is the leader doesn't pick on the other one till they die. That may happen with yours, depends on their personalities. Were you going to put a male in with the three females? That is a big no no, don't do that. Not even sure 2 females will work. Tank looks great besides that.
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The 2 Females that are left in there now get along good. They don't mess with each other.. So they will be all that is in the tank.

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Your layout gives it a nice cozy feel. I'm always tempted by that dragon ornament when I go to Petsmart... I don't care if it's not natural, who can resist a dragon?!

The large solid colored plant is an amazon sword, excellent for beginners/low tech tanks. I couldn't kill the things if I tried. The stripey plant in the left corner is actually a terrestrial plant. I forget the name of it... But I've got one at home in a pot. It won't do too well underwater for too long. I hate that petsmart and petco sell non-aquatic plants for fish tanks.

Definitely stick with only female bettas. If you have any aggression between the two that you have now, you can try adding more females. I've heard that 6+ girls levels out any aggression. I've wanted to do a betta sorority for awhile, and I gave it a half-hearted attempt earlier this year. But I only had two females and they ended up getting ich. Yuck.

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Thanks I have a garage full of Dragons. I love them so when I saw the Dragon at Petsmart well it was a must.. My Daughter saw it first and yelled daddy don't come over here or your going to buy something...

So yea I think Betta's and Dragons just go well together... Yea the plant in the corner is going to die, but it came with the Driftwood for 6 bucks so it was more for the wood lol... My Daughter wanted the Betta's I wanted the Frogs lol...

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Your layout gives it a nice cozy feel. I'm always tempted by that dragon ornament when I go to Petsmart... I don't care if it's not natural, who can resist a dragon?!

The large solid colored plant is an amazon sword, excellent for beginners/low tech tanks. I couldn't kill the things if I tried. The stripey plant in the left corner is actually a terrestrial plant. I forget the name of it... But I've got one at home in a pot. It won't do too well underwater for too long. I hate that petsmart and petco sell non-aquatic plants for fish tanks.

Definitely stick with only female bettas. If you have any aggression between the two that you have now, you can try adding more females. I've heard that 6+ girls levels out any aggression. I've wanted to do a betta sorority for awhile, and I gave it a half-hearted attempt earlier this year. But I only had two females and they ended up getting ich. Yuck.
It's a dracaenea species and it's definitely NOT aquatic...darn you petsmart/petco!
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