Stocking Ideas With A Male Betta

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    image. So I have a Male betta alone in a 10 gallon and I’m wondering if it’s possible to get him some tank mates to keep him company. I know that neurite nails or ghost shrimp are good options I was just thinking about some fish that could be good. I know male betta can be pretty aggressive if they’ve been kept alone, but hopefully he can get some friends here is his tanks
     
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    Ok thanks I’m still gonna leave the forum open for more suggestions
     
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    You can probably do some snails and maybe a smaller rasbora or another nano fish.
     
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    Ok cool I was thinking maybe a few galaxy Danios
     
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    I always forget the Celestial pearl danios when someone is looking for a good little nano fish. Haven't had any yet but they look nice.
     
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    Yep that’s what I meant by galaxy danios I just couldn’t think of the right name
     
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    CPD's for short in case you see the initials . Which could eventually wind up in this thread :)
     
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    What do you guys think about a otocinclus and maybe 4 CPD’s
     
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    The lucky bamboo aren't fully aquatic they will drown you can submerge it only a few inches never submerge the the cut top and the new leaf growths they will melt and drown the plant....lucky bamboo are semi aquatic
     
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    Ok I know I plan to take it out soon
     
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    5-6 pygmy Corys
     
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    Hey y’all how are you? I was wondering what you guys thought of me gettin 4 CPD’s
    A nerite snail and 4 ember tetras in a ten gallon with a male betta
     
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    You should up the numbers of your ember tetras to at least 6 or more. As for getting CPDs, don't get them unless you're going to get a large tank to sustain your current stocking.
     
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    My current stock is a male betta why should I upgrade
     
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    My bad. I thought you have Embers with your betta. As for tank mates, it's going to be a hit-or-miss. Some bettas can't tolerate tank mates while some don't care.
     
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    Yeah I might just try to build up his tolerance with like a snail then some embers then the CPD’s and I could stop if he’s too aggressive
     
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    Get a big tank if you're going to get both embers and CPDs with your betta. Imo, a 10 is too small to house both species of fish that shoal. Also, a betta may not be aggressive when housed in a large aquarium.
     
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    Ok thanks for the advice
     
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