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  1. JKfish
    04-21-2011 04:11 PM - permalink
    Well, the way you have to think of this is in wpg (watts per gallon). Right now, with 10 watts per 10 gallons, you are at 1 wpg, which is not enough for bright light plants. You could try, I'm not sure how it'd work out with the anachris since I'm not the smartest person in terms of plants, but be prepared in case it dies. And don't worry, I'm not annoyed XD
  2. JKfish
    04-21-2011 03:42 PM - permalink
    java moss will be fine with low lighting, anachris will not. Anachris needs a lot of high lighting to thrive, but java moss prefers lower lights. As for snails, I generally think of them like I would a fish in terms of bioload (sometimes even more so). It depends, you might be able to pull of one small netrite (sp?). I know a lot of bettas will attack and attempt to eat snails, nip at their antennas, etc, so it depends on your betta's personality, and what he considers food.
  3. JKfish
    04-21-2011 03:34 PM - permalink
    In my opinion, yes, there is an issue with space. If you want more fish, get a larger tank :) A 20 gallon would be large enough for you to add more to the school comfortably, and they'd have a lot more swimming space as well.

    You might not think it, but you might be missing small things. when I had 6 harlequins in with my betta, they were stressed, and didn't swim as much, and lingered towards the bottom, but I didn't realize this. I ended up removing my betta due to health issues, and I noticed a huge change. My rasboras suddenly were swimming around the whole tank, they colored up even more, and it suddenly seemed like the tank was too small for them once they didn't have to worry about "tip toeing" around.

    I can't tell you what to do or not to do, but that is my advise. Take if if you want. I might not approve what you decide to do, but some things will work out for one person much better than another at times. As such, I have to keep that in mind and be flexible :)
  4. JKfish
    04-21-2011 03:13 PM - permalink
    It's not the bioload so much as the space. Imagine if you were locked in your bedroom with 9 or 10 hyper toddlers... you would go insane. You have to keep in mind part of having tank mates is not just the bioload, but the space and abilities to get away to a quiet spot. In a 10 gallon space, there is only so much space for 10 fish...
  5. JKfish
    04-21-2011 12:19 PM - permalink
    6 honestly is enough, and 9 would definately be a bit overstocking. Java moss is a great plant (though I'm yet to keep it). Apparently, it takes a lot to kill it. It is a low light plant, and if gently tied to an ornament, it'll attach itself to the surface over time. :)
  6. Ethan
    04-19-2011 07:57 AM - permalink
    kwl bettas I love Joshe's fins
  7. dramaqueen
    04-18-2011 11:02 PM - permalink
    Cool! lol
  8. PewPewPew
    04-18-2011 10:46 PM - permalink
    Thanks! And it could be a lot of things. Usually, though, its a harmless natural film that builds up in most tanks.
  9. dramaqueen
    04-18-2011 09:31 PM - permalink
    That's another thing I like. Since this is a family oriented site we don't allow profanity or any other "nasty" stuff. I've been a member for almost 3 years.
  10. dramaqueen
    04-18-2011 09:26 PM - permalink
    That's what I like about this forum. People know how to kid around and have fun. :) No matter what age they are.

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