10 Gallon Tank Betta And Corys?

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So I'm planning on setting up another 10 gallon this summer and I wanted to put a betta in it. But I was wondering if I could put some pygmy Cory's in with a betta? I know it depends on the individual betta if they can be kept with other fish, but in general do you think it would work? Or are there any other fish you would suggest instead? I already have neon tetras so I want something different than that and I love bottom feeders. Plus I figured since they are more of a bottom feeder and bettas generally stay near the top there would be plenty of space for both.
 

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The pygmy cories are more of a mid swimmer compared to other cories.
 
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Ok thanks for the info! I haven't done a ton of research on the pygmy Cory's yet so I didn't know that.
 

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They also like to be kept in large groups
 

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Pygmys normally do better in larger groups and thus better in larger tanks. 20 gallon minimum IMO.

For a 10g, I'd suggest shrimp and snails and potential tank mates.
 
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Ok thanks, just thought I'd throw it out there and ask you guys for your opinion in advance since the tank won't be set up for at least at least another month.

I'll probably get shrimp then, those guys are pretty cool.
 

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Just a heads up, if you want shrimp maybe consider ghost shrimp as they're harder for bettas to see. Cherries or other fancy colored shrimp just look like a quick snack for most bettas!
 
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Ghost shrimp are all I ever see at pet stores near me anyways, but thanks for the sughestion
 

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