Blind cave tetras with a betta, shrimp and snails?

EncroachingLoach

So i have a 10gal with just a betta (very peaceful little crowntail) and some ghost shrimp and snails, would a group of these blind cave tetras be happy in with my betta? I read they might nip fins at first, but if i get a few very young ones they might learn hes not food before being big enough to do damage? Its lightly planted, and the floating plants make it a nice dinly lit environment. 74°F with a small filter and bubbler. Ph is currently a 7.3. I feed exclusivly frozen foods with garlic extract every day, with the occasional snail pellet once a week or so. Would they be a good fit? I love oddball fish and their white coloring and eyelessness would compliment my black and dark blue betta.
 

SouthAmericanCichlids

I wouldn't, if the betta is aggressive towards him, since he can't see, he'd probably be pretty defenseless.
 

EncroachingLoach

I wouldn't, if the betta is aggressive towards him, since he can't see, he'd probably be pretty defenseless.
Ice never seen mich of any agression with my betta boy, i do have a 75gal community that could be used as a backup tank if he does get snippy. All thats in my 75 are loaches of various sizes and species (no fin nippers) and some mollies mostly. Would that work? Im just completely fascinated by these little tetras!
 

SouthAmericanCichlids

Ice never seen mich of any agression with my betta boy, i do have a 75gal community that could be used as a backup tank if he does get snippy. All thats in my 75 are loaches of various sizes and species (no fin nippers) and some mollies mostly. Would that work? Im just completely fascinated by these little tetras!
Yeah, you could do that, though I have heard mollies can be quite nippy...
 

EncroachingLoach

Yeah, you could do that, though I have heard mollies can be quite nippy...
Duely noted, thank you! Ill probably find a critter a bit hardier to live with Davy Jones, i dont wanna cause anybody stress :)
 

Feohw

Not only do blind cave tetras have a reputation for growing more aggressive/nippy as they age, they also grow too big for a 10g.
 

EncroachingLoach

They use biting for orientation.


Fully agree.
100% will wait on them, ill be setting up a 30 someday soon, maybe ill base it around them!
 

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