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post #1 of 4 Old 06-16-2011, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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stocking 13g suggestions?

Hi, I got a 13 gallon tank today and I want to know what kind of fish to put in it :)

I have a 5 gallon tank with a male betta and 3 panda corys which wil be transfered into this new tank once I've cycled it, so, I need fish that are compatable with the Betta and wont nip his fin! My betta is pretty tolerant, as he has tolerated the corys and an otto (that sadly died for no apparent reason), he does flare when he sees himself in the mirror though :P

.. I have a heater and a filter of course, and many live plants to hide in :) Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-17-2011, 02:49 AM
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Have you considered keeping the Betta in the 5 gallon and just moving the cories over? That way you would have a few more options in relation to fish choice/compatibility. I would definitely get some more cories to increase their numbers.
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Have you considered keeping the Betta in the 5 gallon and just moving the cories over? That way you would have a few more options in relation to fish choice/compatibility. I would definitely get some more cories to increase their numbers.

That is what I was thinking. Having the Betta in there will really limit the options for you. The Betta is fine in a 5 gallon so... maybe keep him there. Sorry to hear about your Oto, maybe he was just stressed from being in with a preditor? Sometimes, they don't show the stress but they are stressed.
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I agree too. Betta are not really "community" fish, they do fine (usually) with bottom fish, but aside from this are best on their own.

Depending upon your water parameters out of the tap, there are a number of options for a 13g. Smaller (what we term "dwarf") species are ideally suited as you can have a group (most are shoaling fish requiring numbers) and more than one species, so more interest in a small space than if for instance you only had a few guppies.

Many of the smaller fish are wild caught so adherence to specific water parameters is more important. When we know the hardness and pH, we can offer suggestions. Many fish are in our profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top, and water parameter needs are included in each profile.

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