Nano School Suggestions For 20 Gallon Long Dumbo Betta Tank? (no Livebearers)

keeperofmanyponds

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I have a planted 20 gallon long tank with one non-aggressive dumbo betta. What are your suggestions for a nano school. No livebearers because I am loaded with them already in my other tanks/ponds.

If you have suggestions for a hardy nano fish, that would be more than welcomed.
 

dwarfpufferlover

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You like any species of tetras?

What about Cories?

Calm fish that don’t dart around a lot is best option with Betta.
 
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keeperofmanyponds

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Hey guys, I am really struggling right now with a decision, the sparkling gourami sounds like a fantastic idea but I have no idea how they will get along with the betta, but, he is a dumbo ear so he could be so slow and tire of chasing them. Do you know if there is any way they could get along?

They seem really hardy too.
 

JamieXPXP

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keeperofmanyponds said:
Hey guys, I am really struggling right now with a decision, the sparkling gourami sounds like a fantastic idea but I have no idea how they will get along with the betta, but, he is a dumbo ear so he could be so slow and tire of chasing them. Do you know if there is any way they could get along?

They seem really hardy too.
gouramis and bettas together is never a good idea. they are from the same family and will likely attack/try to kill each other.
 

newbiefishkeeper

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I'd caution with some of the smaller nano fish like chilI rasboras. Have heard stories of betta stalking and eating some chilI rasboras within a day of them being added.
 
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keeperofmanyponds

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newbiefishkeeper said:
I'd caution with some of the smaller nano fish like chilI rasboras. Have heard stories of betta stalking and eating some chilI rasboras within a day of them being added.
Probably best that I find a faster moving fish? how about white clouds?
 

DanniD

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White clouds prefer colder water so probably not even though they are hardy.

I personally like the look of ember tetras. Norman's lampeye killifish are also great too
 

75g Discus Tank

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newbiefishkeeper said:
I'd caution with some of the smaller nano fish like chilI rasboras. Have heard stories of betta stalking and eating some chilI rasboras within a day of them being added.
Happened to me.


You will need a mederately-heavily planted tank for this to work out. Fake plants or lots of other decor that break the line of sight can work too.

I would recommend ember tetras, Cardinal tetras, and harlequin rasboras.
 
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keeperofmanyponds

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Are the cardinal tetras a bit hardier than the neons?
 

CanadianFishFan

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Any minnows maybe?
 

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