The big tank debate, 50g vs 50g??
So everyone I have 2 50 gallon tanks. One is long and tall where the other is medium and wide. I only have one tank in use at the moment. The long and tall one. In a few months I will be moving and will have enough room to set both tanks up.
So what I am getting at is what should i stock in each tank.
I have Glowlight Tetra and Head and Tail Light tetra. Should I have those in the taller tank? Glowlights tend to stay near the lower third where the Head and Tail Lights stay in the middle. I would think to have them in the taller tank to give them some room and also add my wifes female betta for the top portion of the tank ( there are only two and i know they should have more in the sorority, but at this time i dont have access to healthy females plus those two leave each other alone).
For the lower tank I was thinking my two Bolivian Rams (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) and maybe add some more. My wife also has a single Angel fish who would be in that tank. The rams stay near the substrate (sand of course xD) and the Angel fish doesn't really dwell in that area. I was thinking Silver Hatchetfish for the top levels.
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I would stock the one with a smaller length with any slow and sedate fish you plan to have. Active swimmers will like the longer length.
As for Bettas, I never like seeing them in a community tank. Their temperment is awful towards others, and even if they're friendly 'most of the time' their pressence alone is enough to stress other fish.
Myself, having one female Betta in my community tank, with a female Gourami, dwarf neons, a Bolivian Ram and various loaches, I say you should put the female in your tank.
Mine is just great. Very friendly, doesn't bother anyone and is so happy in the tank. I can't even imagine her living in a bowl, like they are often kept in.
I think it's the male Bettas that are the aggressive ones with other fish.
Oh my females are in the tank. I can't bare having them in little bowls. Once I am able to have both tanks running I plan on adding more for a sorority. I think i have everyone sectioned out to where I want them.
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