Just got a 20 gallon long tank (update 02-10-20)

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My betta is going to get quite an upgrade from the 3.5 gallon I got him a few months ago. I'm going to get some more decorations and plants later. I got some of that API Quick Start so I can transfer him over soon, but he's still in the 3.5 at the moment because the water is a tad too warm.

Does anyone know what the two larger plants are? I bought a 4 pack of betta bulbs a couple of months ago, and those two are the only ones that grew.

I also would like to get him some tank mates, which I will quarantine first. Could I put some corys in this? I was thinking the pygmy variety. I will get some schooling fish too later.

The dimensions are 30 1/4" x 12 1/2" x 12 3/4"

I will get some background too.
 

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BettaBender said:
My betta is going to get quite an upgrade from the 3.5 gallon I got him a few months ago. I'm going to get some more decorations and plants later. I got some of that API Quick Start so I can transfer him over soon, but he's still in the 3.5 at the moment because the water is a tad too warm.

Does anyone know what the two larger plants are? I bought a 4 pack of betta bulbs a couple of months ago, and those two are the only ones that grew.

I also would like to get him some tank mates, which I will quarantine first. Could I put some corys in this? I was thinking the pygmy variety. I will get some schooling fish too later.

The dimensions are 30 1/4" x 12 1/2" x 12 3/4"


I will get some background too.
Not really sure what kind of plants those are maybe the right one is a sword of some sort?
But nice tank! I think this stocking could work,
1x Betta
7x Harlequin Rasboras or Ember Tetras
7x Pygmy Corydoras
 

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BettaBender said:
Should I get an air stone for this setup?
You don’t necessarily need an air stone. With some surface agitation from your filter that tank should be fine, especially a 20L that has good oxygenation properties already because of its shorter height.
 
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He seems to really like his new home. He's been all over exploring.

 

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Dwarf cories might be a better choice in case the betta gets pecky. if you get pygmy cories I suggest you get a school of at least 15. If you get dwarf cories, a school of 6 will work.
 
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Dwarf cories might be a better choice in case the betta gets pecky. if you get pygmy cories I suggest you get a school of at least 15. If you get dwarf cories, a school of 6 will work.
I was not aware there was a difference. Dwarf cory seems like the way to go. Thanks!
 

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