Tank vs bioload

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Terscelle, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. T

    Terscelle Valued Member Member

    So...right now I have two bettas I am trying to take care of. Each in their own 2.5 gallon home. Some one suggested I get a 10 g and divide it. Been thinking maintenance would be easier than two small tanks. But then I got reading about tank mates for my bettas and bioload. I would love to get an apple snail for each side and neon fish as so pretty but should be in schools of at least six I heard. What are my options?
     
  2. FallenOwl

    FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    Depending on your bettas temperament, you could do something like this:
    Split 10g
    On each side :
    1x Betta
    1x Snail
    3-4x 1-2" shrimp (Cherry, Amano, ghost, etc.)
    (Someone correct me if I'm wrong) but maybe 4x Chili rasbora?
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  3. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Apple snails get huge. I would get a mystery snail instead but again, depends on the betta's temperament. Nerite snails might even be better because they're smaller and their parts aren't as exposed as mysteries.

    I wouldn't do any schooling fish in a divided 10.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    T

    Terscelle Valued Member Member

    What about a 13 or 20 long?
     
  5. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    A 20 long would probably be better and then stick with small schooling fish like ember tetras or chili rasboras. And as always, have a backup tank ready in case the betta gets stressed or aggressive.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    T

    Terscelle Valued Member Member

    My mom has fresh water tank that they could probably go in. Thanks everyone. I will probably have more questions as time goes on ;):;thx
     




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