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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well, after watching the neons hide away and the pygmy cories dart madly behind things every time I walked by, I decided to add a larger dither fish in the form of a koi HMP betta. It has been a week and what a change he has made in the tank - all fish are now out swimming front and center all day long. Hopefully he won't jump - he seems pretty chill but you never know. He's not bothering my larger shrimp, but I'm guessing that all baby shrimp will become betta snacks. I'm happy there is now activity at all levels of the tank.
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post #62 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't get too attached to the Betta in a set-up like that.
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post #63 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not. I purposely did not buy a show quality betta because I figured things might go south without warning.
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If you had gone with the endlers-
They love interaction (food). Kinda bummed you went with corys and a betta I thought you would have a beautiful endler tank and I could convinced my spouse that I can have a 8th tank... my new ones are dual color florescent blue and orange- they follow me from side to side when I walk by their tank... which means they get overfed- lol.

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post #65 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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I hear you - if I hadn't needed a space for my green neons while breaking down another tank I would have gone with the endlers. I've got another tank I'm looking to stock...still thinking endlers!
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