Bottom Dwellers For A 10 Gal Tank?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Over It, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I have a 10 gal tank with 1 male Betta. He is fine with larger bottom dwelling fish.

    I would like to know if there are any Bottom Dwellers that would do well in my 10 gal?
    I already have a couple of snails, but I want something that is more interesting and active. I can also move the snails to another tank if I need to.

  2. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Asian Stone Mini Catfish are great.  

  3. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Asian Stones will work well in a 10, but not with a betta.

  4. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Why not with a Betta? I currently have 5 False Julii Corydoras in with him and he gets along with them just fine.
    I want to move the Julii's to my 29 gal and eventually rehome them, but I would like something else in the 10 if possible.

    Oh, is it because of temp compatibility?
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  5. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Exactly. And they're kind of small, wouldn't really trust a betta with them in a small space. You know, the whole 'no community betta tanks in anything less than a 20 long' deal.
  6. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

  7. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I actually do have 3-4 Amano Shrimp in my 29 gal that I want to move. I think I'll try with a couple of Ghost Shrimp first and if it goes well I will move the Amanos to the 10. That's the only tank I have any algae in and they could help clean it up.

    Do Ghost Shrimp do a good job of eating algae?
  8. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, you have a Bettas. Gosh, I need to read better. Asian Stone Catfish are colder water.
  9. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Ghost shrimp are more carnivorous and do a good job of cleaning up uneaten food but not algae.
  10. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, they do a OK job cleaning algae, but Amanos would work better. Don't get them from Petco. They often have freshwater prawns instead which are super aggressive.
  11. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, in that case I will just get 2 to make sure my Betta will be ok with Shrimp and then get rid of them if he does and move the Amano's in. I think he will be, but I wanna sure before he eats my $5 a piece shrimp.

    The Ghost Shrimp or Amanos? I actually got all of my Amanos from Petco and they are definitely Amano shrimp.

    I had 7, but lost a couple here and there from them jumping out of the tank during water changes and me not finding them in time.
  12. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    So I found some Amano Shrimp for only $2.50 each. Normally they are always $5 each. I'll be adding them to the 10 gal with the other 3 i have in my 29 if I can catch them.

    I found Asian Stone Catfish for the first time when I was at the store getting my other fish. Are you all sure they can't go in the 10 with the Betta? They so awesome looking!
  13. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I am 100% sure they can't. Temeratures just don't work. And if the bettas didn't like them, they'd be dead fast. Super docile, it'd be a slaughter.
  14. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    Ok. I'm not gonna lie, I'm kinda bummed as they were awesome, but I want happy fish so I'll just stick with some Amanos for now.
  15. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Maybe do a mix of Ghost and amanos??
  16. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I completely understand. I'm upgrading my bettas tank and Asian stone cats would have been the perfect tankmates if only they were temperature compatible.
  17. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I also think I found a buyer for my Julii Corydoras. *fingers crossed*
  18. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I am soo excited! I just traded my 5 False Julii's for 7 Purple Mystery Snails! Now I have the perfect mix for my 10! 5 Amano Shrimp that I got for a lot cheaper, a couple Tiger Nerite Snails and the 7 Mystery Snails. I'm think I'm gonna be super happy with this tank. :)
  19. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Good trade! Have fun with it.
  20. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I thought it was pretty good as the only way to get purples here is to order them online or find someone like her. Plus the lady who I traded with has a 75 gal with more False Julii's so they should be super happy. Win win!

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