Nano Fish Stocking With Loaches And Shrimps: Compatibility

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Rohit mess, Aug 10, 2018.

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Will you dare to add two male bettas to a 50+ gallon tank and observe what happens.

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  1. Rohit mess

    Rohit messValued MemberMember

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    Hi all.
    Just got a tank with 34x18x24H. Substrate is ADA amazonia, with dragon stone and lava rock, Hydor 150, and nice fluorescent tubes (tried and tested for plants).

    Total water volume is about 58 US gallons. I have some ideas for near future due to which i can only fill it upto 15~18 inches instead of upto top (22 inches) which gives me approximately 36~38 US gallons.

    Stocking:

    I have a pair of yellow angel fish (may rehome them).

    RCS are in QT.

    I am trying to find kuhli loaches.
    Currently only zebra loaches are available. (I read they eat shrimps when grown up)

    A dozen Shoaling fish like tetras (not neon tetras) or rasboras (not Harlequin). (No danios here so have to get happy with these)

    Male guppy, endlers, sailfin-mollies. One of these live bearer group for sure.

    Also i may get a betta (when my plants get a lil bit nice growth),
    If not a betta i want to try some other gouramis like pearl, blue/3spotted, dwarf.

    Note: i am trying to get small fishes with only one or two center piece fishes.

    If you had tried any of above fishes together let me know.

    Also i have seen videos of betta and guppy in one and same tank with no harrasment issues. I may try that once i get lot of plants. I know its not recommend but still wanna try it once.
     
  2. Aqua 59

    Aqua 59Well Known MemberMember

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    Okay, sounds like you have a good plan. Be careful when adding any bettas to a tank with guppies, as they are aggressive to most fishes with long or colorful fins.
     
  3. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdamsFishlore VIPMember

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    I wouldn't do mollies if you're only wanting a couple centerpiece as they get pretty big. Guppies or endlers would be pretty though. Someone on here is selling endlers that are beautiful. Other than that, it sounds good. I would just have a backup tank if you decide to try a betta
     
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