Betta Community Tank

  1. april_fish Member Member

    I have a 10g with one betta and one mystery snail. Could I get some guppies, platies (or other community fish) to add to the tank?
    Ps I'm not sure if my betta is female or male, would this impact it?
     
  2. BlissfulBetta Member Member

    It is suggested that bettas cannot be in a tank with other fish unless the tank is at least 20 gallons. You could put ghost shrimp, amino shrimp, or some nerite snails in your tank! :)
     

  3. april_fish Member Member

    Oh, ok. I also have an empty 20g that I'm planning on stocking, I haven't decided which fish to get. Any suggestions? I was thinking guppies, a dwarf gourami, platies, RCS, mystery/nerite snails, or cories (probably not all, just ideas).
     
  4. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Is it a 20g long or tall? I wouldn't do the betta in the 20g if you are planning on a dwarf gourami.
     

  5. april_fish Member Member

    20g long. Yes, I'm not planning on putting my betta in the 20g.
     
  6. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd do this:
    1 dwarf gourami
    3 male guppies
    3 male platies
    8 julii cories
    1 bolivian ram
    3-4 nerite snails
     
  7. april_fish Member Member

    These are some other stocks that I'm considering:

    7 male guppies
    5 male platies
    3 mystery/nerite snails
    10 red cherry shrimp

    8 male guppies
    6-8 cory catfish
    2 mystery or 4 Nerite snails (or 1 mystery and 2 nerite)
    8-10 RCS

    1 dwarf gourami
    8 pigmy cory or 6 panda cory
    8 harlequin rasboras or neon tetra
    2 male guppies

    But I love your idea, I just can't decide. I would love to have both a dwarf gourami and a bolivian ram. Please help me choose!
    Thank you so much for helping!
     

  8. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    All of those would be fine, it just comes down to what you want.
     
  9. april_fish Member Member

    What about:
    1 dwarf gourami
    7 guppies
    4 platies
    1 mystery and 2 nerite snails
    4 pigmy cories
     
  10. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    That would work, but do more pygmy cories than 4. At least 6-8.
     

  11. april_fish Member Member

    Yeah, ok. Thanks!
     
  12. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No problem!