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About the Betta, yeah I know that's a possibility but I've always had a very chill betta. He eats side by side with the cories sometimes and he'll follow them but other times he totally ignores them. If I were to see any signs of aggression, Id rehome the cories immediately.endlercollector said:Oh, no, please don't put a Betta with a gourami. In a 10-gallon, you can have one Betta or one small gourami (but 20 gallons would be better for the latter). I've known people who have had their Bettas live with cory cats for months only to randomly go postal and kill them all, so I wouldn't advise it. At any rate, albino cory cats do grow quite a bit, and I wouldn't put them in less than 20 gallons and in a shoal of at least 6. You could go with smaller cory cats such as pandas and pygmies, but 10 gallons is tight.
I would actually keep the Betta in the 6.5 and park his tank next to the 10 gallon. Then I'd rehome the albino cories and put 10-15 male Endlers in the 10, where they would provide lots of antics and entertainment for the Betta.
Ok, since Id really like to have some and I want my other fish to be as happy as possible, Id love to move up to a 20gal.Bry said:I don't know any small loaches other than Kuhlis, but even they need at least a 20 gallon and in groups of 4 or more. But they are bottom feeders just like corycats. And would probably squabble over food. When you move to a 20, I'd recommend getting 2 more corycats, as they feel safer in groups of six or more.
Unfortunately, I don't think you'll be able to get a loach until you're at least at a 40 gallon.
I don't think a gourami would be a good idea either, anything too colorful or long finned, the betta will see as a threat. Or the gourami will see him as a threat. While some people on here have done it successfully, I've read for fatalities than successes.
I would recommend getting a school of 4 or more neon tetras or rummynose tetras once you move up to at least a 20.
Yes it is for a 20galMazeus said:Ok, so this is for a 20g? If yes, are you asking about having kuhli's and cories? If that's the case, I'd go with one or the other. Both kuhlis and cories need to be in groups of at least 6. IMO in a 20g having both would make your stocking too bottom heavy.
It's about the health and wellbeing of the fish. C. aeneus are a sizeable cories when full grown there wouldn't be much space at the bottom for kuhli's to feel safe with a school of cories.ChristaCat said:Yes it is for a 20gal
Is it being too bottom heavy bad for the health of the tank or just aesthetics?
The only fish I'm planning on being in there are the cories, loaches, my 1 betta, and 2 snails. So is that too many bottom feeders for a 20gal? Even if I make sure they all get enough food that they like?
No unfortunatly my only surface stable enough for an aquarium is about 29in long so its just a regular 20gal.Mazeus said:It's about the health and wellbeing of the fish. C. aeneus are a sizeable cories when full grown there wouldn't be much space at the bottom for kuhli's to feel safe with a school of cories.
Can I just check this is a 20g long right? A 20G high isn't really a big enough footprint for the c.aeneus.
Have you already purchased it? I ask because you can make a very sturdy aquarium stand easily out of cinder blocks and 2x4 wood. Could allow you to get a bigger tank?ChristaCat said:No unfortunatly my only surface stable enough for an aquarium is about 29in long so its just a regular 20gal.
Unfortunatly there is no space at all for anymore furniture or anything in my room..Mazeus said:Have you already purchased it? I ask because you can make a very sturdy aquarium stand easily out of cinder blocks and 2x4 wood. Could allow you to get a bigger tank?
If you are going to stick with the 20g high, then I would advise against the kuhlis and cories. The cories you have will get to 3inches each, so a group of 6 will be a tight fit in your tank on their own.
Thank you, I will watch these for sure!Cardeater said:There are some videos from Aquarium Coop that can help you. I'm watching this right now. Kuhli Loaches were first one he mentioned. There's also two one hour livestreams on the topic that you can watch.
This is a short 4 min video to get you started:
This video is entitled "what can live with my Betta". I haven't listened to it as I'm not planning on keeping them. I have watched a lot of his videos. He is pretty knowledgeable. I started this Betta video on my TV. Looks like you can skip first two mins as he's promoting new merchandise there but I'm sure he'll get into the topic soon.
Thank you! I am very excited about them, I love the look of them. What do you think is the minimun number I could have for them to be happy? And what do you think is the max for them in my tank?BlackOsprey said:You definitely can add kuhlis. They have a pretty low bioload so you could have 5 or more. If you like bottom feeders, you're gonna love these guys. They're adorable noodles even if they're a bit shy.