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Could I fit all this in a 10 gallon without overstocking?
Old 06-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #11
 
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Actually, I have two mini african clawed frogs.
I bought them thinking they were dwarfs, but apparently they are not. Though, in the 8 months ive had them, they havent grown a bit. There are genetic ways to make them stay small, and i unknowingly bought into it.

As for the relevance, i have had both of them in a tank with my male betta, and there were no mishaps. this also goes for the personality of your fish, and the frogs. My betta doesnt bother anything in his tank, as long as they know hes big boss, anything i put in his tank is fine with him. Ive never even seen the frogs go after him, they only respond to the smell of food, which is basically the frogs strongest sense. I do know they can latch on when they want to, as i sometimes feed them with a pipette, which is a type of syringe, and they clamp on, and wont let go til you shake em a bit!

That being said, mine ARE AFC's and not Dwarfs. Dwarfs are much, much smaller, and are much more delicate. A good way to know how your betta will react to something that small, is to try ghost shrimp. My betta wont touch em, even watches as they take food from him. Some bettas will attack the ghosties, but are fine with other fish or frogs. It really all depends on their personality. My betta even loosely schools with a few Rosy Red Minnows i have.

a big problem with having bettas and frogs in the same tank is the frogs ability to only eat whats right in front of them. They usually begin to starve, because the betta will grab all the food. Which is why i feed with a pippette. Though with time, my betta learned to not eat the sinking food, and only the top food.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #12
 
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Would Pygmy Cories work? How many of those could I put in? Are there likely to be issues with these guys and the Betta?
Pygmy cory cats would work. They are small enough to fit in a 10 gallon tank, but they are a rather sensitive species. You should wait until your tank is a few months old before adding them. Cories, oto catfish, and kuhli loaches seem to have the most success with bettas as the two fish occupy completely different sections of the aquarium.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #13
 
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Cories, oto catfish, and kuhli loaches seem to have the most success with bettas as the two fish occupy completely different sections of the aquarium.
I thought Kuhli loaches couldent be kept in a ten gallon? and that this is because they need to be kept in groups of 6-7? Or am i mistaken?
Cause if i am, id really like to get some khuli loaches!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #14
 
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Kuhli Loaches are so active that I wouldn't keep them in anything smaller than a 20 Long. I think it would be cruel, as they tend to dart about so quickly, and would have little "darting room" in a 10.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #15
 
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Its had fish in it since January, and before that it went through a fishless cycle, so it has been set up awhile.

Another question. I've heard that female Bettas are much better community fish than male Bettas. What is the likelihood of a female Betta bothering Pygmy Cories?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #16
 
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Both genders can be just as aggressive. Males may be better for tank mates actually since with their long fins they soon tire out and eventually just totally give up on chasing.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
 
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I thought Kuhli loaches couldent be kept in a ten gallon? and that this is because they need to be kept in groups of 6-7? Or am i mistaken?
Cause if i am, id really like to get some khuli loaches!
You're right. Kuhli loaches need at least a 20 gal long (~30 inches of horizontal swimming room). They dart around a lot and enjoy the room. They also need rather large groups (I don't like to have a group smaller than 10). They could easily be kept with a betta in a 20 gal long, tho. For a 10 gal you're basically limited to the smaller species of corydoras and a small school of otos.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #18
 
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Love this site. Learning a lot.
Same here!
I had considered a frog or two in the past... I didn't know they were fin nippers.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #19
 
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You're right. Kuhli loaches need at least a 20 gal long (~30 inches of horizontal swimming room). They dart around a lot and enjoy the room. They also need rather large groups (I don't like to have a group smaller than 10). They could easily be kept with a betta in a 20 gal long, tho. For a 10 gal you're basically limited to the smaller species of corydoras and a small school of otos.
Also, keep in mind that loaches are much more sensitive to water chemistry changes than bettas are.
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