First let me say, I am new to this new hobby. I just purchased last week a 5 gallon tank and got a good filter for my new friend, Dudley. The water is crystal clear and all chemicals seem very good. I want a tank mate for my Beta and I was told by someone in the store who said he has 20 yrs. exp., it would be fine to put in two fancy tail guppies. He also reccommended a small Cory Cat to keep the bottom clean. Your thoughts. By the way, when buying my Beta, I did not really realize how beautiful he really was until a few day's later when placed into a clear & healthy 5 gallon tank. His body is black/dark red with light pink fins and on the outside of his tail & top fins, it looks like a thin black line, like a womens eye-shadow. He really is beautiful.
I placed the juvenile bettas with 8 swortdtails just about their size, for them to copy the eating behavior of the swordtails.. Now one of the bettas can't stop eating every processed food still in the tank bottom! I hope his digestive system won't get sick! His/her tummy is so round and bulging already, but he/she still keeps on eating!
There are only 2 fry in a heavily planted 8 gallon container outside. lol. I think that's enough room for them. And for the next batch of fry, i bought some very large plastic basins. About 2.5 feet in diameter and more than 1.5 ft deep. The second spawn i have is 2 weeks old. I'll put them in the basins when they are about a month old.