This is my 20 long that houses my female KoI Betta (she’s mostly black now), Cherry barbs, otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Nerite snails, and a baby mystery snail. I love this tank, it recently had a major rescape. I don’t scrape the glass in this tank just so the otos have something to graze on throughout the day.
I used an African Cichlid substrate and eco complete. (My ph drops if I don’t buffer it), Dragon stone, and Spider wood. My lights are just led shop lights. I have multiple tanks in my basement causing all the glare on this tank.
There’s pogostemon stellatus octopus, Anubis barteri, a couple small crypts(they melted when I rescaped the tank), Java Moss, frogbit, dwarf water lettuce, and scarlet temple.
This is my 4th time trying the scarlet temple, I keep killing it...I just added this one in yesterday, it miraculously was surviving in a plant holding tank still in the rock wool pot. So I figured I’d try it again. If anyone has any tips on this plant, do let me know.
My Betta is named Phoebe. I had a huge scare with her a few months ago. My tank used to not have a lid and I’d keep the water level lower. I added the Amano shrimp in and I’m guessing they may have startled her. After I added them I was upstairs for a while and came down to check on them and couldn’t find Phoebe anywhere. I looked behind the tank on the floor and she had jumped out. I thought she was already dead but saw her move. I quickly got her in a breeder box in one of my qt tanks. She made a full recovery and is now back in her tank with a very snug lid. Now when I feed her she does a little jump for her food and I just think “did you not learn your lesson?”
I’m still surprised by how resilient they are. She’s my favorite of my three Bettas.