Originally Posted by chrisb1221
My fiance and I recently decided to commit to a tank. I've been doing a lot of research on the Nitrogen Cycle and basic fish care. We're thinking of a 10 Gallon tank, however, I honestly cannot decide between dividing it and keeping 2 or 3 Bettas or having a community. I do have some very slight experience as I have a very happy African Dwarf Frog living in a 2 gallon on my desk. Anyway, if I were to go the community route I really want a few out of the ordinary fish to match my need to be different lol, I really want some cool looking fish with very bright colors. Also, what types of plants/decor should I provide said fish? and if possible I would really like to keep a Betta as part of the community as I really dont have room for a separate tank for one. Although, I could live without the Betta for now since she really wants friendly community fish.
Thanks for any advice!
Hello and welcome to fish forum!
I would suggest a community over just betas, but that's just me. I never was a beta person, I like lots of variety. Some good community fish for a 10 gallon would be guppies (the males have amazing tail fins), platys, mollies, and zebra danios. I would suggest fake plants for the 10 gallon just because it will make your life a lot easier. The decorations are up to you, check and see what your local fish store (LFS) has.
I'm pretty sure betas can be community fish, as long as there is only one. I'm not a beta expert though.
Or you could get 2-3 dwarf puffers only in the 10 gallon
They are a cool little fish that will suck snails right out of their shells. They swim up to the glass whenever you walk in the room. My avatar is a dwarf puffer