New 32 gallon hexagonal tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by reds, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. redsValued MemberMember

    Good morning. I am getting a 32 gallon hexagonal tank and I'm not sure what fish to put in it. Currently I have a 10 gallon tank with a male Betta and some Corry cats. I would like some stocking suggestions for top middle and bottom. The measurements are 11" width per side and 24" height.
  2. jhigg008

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Are you moving the betta into the 32 gallon hex? I would move the cories into the 32 and leave the betta alone in the 10 gallon. Anders247 and TexasDomer are great with stocking (as are many other members whose usernames I am not as familiar with :) )
  3. OP

    redsValued MemberMember

    No the Betta is staying in the planted 10 gallon.

  4. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    Here, use this:  
    for 'dimension' choose a tank similar to yours, (ie. 30 gallon Hex), then choose a filter from the dropdown arrow, then 'display suitable species for your tank'. Hope this helps.

  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  6. OP

    redsValued MemberMember

    I have an albino and bronze.
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It'll be a little tight, but you can do a school of 6 albinos in this tank.

    For the upper levels, what about a school of ember tetra?
  8. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    You could also do celestial pearl danios instead of ember tetras.
  9. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    I agree cories should go into new tank as bottom feeder. Cories don't belong in a 10, with that, you can do like 6 cories and some sort of schooling fish above them. Then if you want you could put shrimp in the Betta tank to keep him company.
  10. jhigg008

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    ...until he gets hungry enough to eat his company. .
  11. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Haha I don't think they'd be in danger of being eaten. As long as they're large enough, like Amano shrimp. Cherry shrimp maybe, babies definitely. I keep Amano with my Betta and they're more than half his size. Plus if you have plants they can pretty much disappear when they want to.
  12. jhigg008

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Good to know! Maybe my betta will get some tankmates then! I doubt it though...he has been super grumpy lately and flaring at me every time I go to fed him.
  13. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Let us know how it works out haha. I also looked into getting a Bamboo shrimp which is larger than a Betta actually, but my store didn't have any and I didn't wanna wait around so I got some Amano. Just told them to pick out the biggest ones in the tank haha.

    And yeah all Betta are different. Some will mercilessly hunt them down and kill them even if they can eat them but some are fine with them. Mine didn't even harass them at all, which I was surprised by. Figured he'd at least stalk them and flare at them.

    If you're super worried about wether it'll work out you could try ghost shrimp instead since they're dirt cheap. Amano are a little more expensive but I prefer them to ghosties.

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