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Kim 08-02-2008 07:28 AM

What to do, what to do
I am looking for some opinions on what to do with my new (cycled) 15 gallon fish tank. It will be planted. It is heated, has a good filter, good fitting cover and light. pH is 7.0 and all other parameters are where they are supposed to be. I had intended to put my male betta (currently in a heated, filtered, 5.5 gallon tank) in there along with about 6 corys. Then I thought it would be really cool to have a tank full of female bettas. What would you do?

a) leave Flame (my male betta) in his tank; it is nice enough, and do the female betta thing

b) do the corys and put Flame in a big new home

There is also the option to get a 10 gallon that I can get free off craigslist and set up that for my male betta in the future. Well, with that in mind, what would you do were you me?? I am interested to find out. Thanks!

willow 08-02-2008 09:02 AM

i voted to go with option 2. :)
i hope you provide lots of pics if you can of the set up ,
i love looking at tank diaries.

Kim 08-02-2008 12:26 PM

Yeah, I was just thinking that I should take some pictures of my tanks today :D .

willow 08-02-2008 02:24 PM

great,i'll look forward to seeing them. :)

Kim 08-02-2008 05:16 PM

Update: I know that I could get a 20 gal. tank for free anytime (it is a friend's). I was thinking that should I go with the female betta setup, I could eventually

~set up the 20 gal. for the guppies, as their current tank is a bit overstocked; livebearers :? !

~move my betta into the 10 gal, maybe with some cory cats, but I don't know if there would be enough room

~keep the 15 as a female betta tank

Well, what does everyone think?? I just like all of these fish and can't decide. Oh, in a few minutes I will be posting pics of the 3 tanks.

okiemavis 08-02-2008 07:09 PM

I'd always go for as many tanks as you can possibly have!

Kim 08-02-2008 07:14 PM

Here are the pics.

The new 15 gallon, plants just came in today.

My 10 gal. guppy tank. Rescued from my brother and is still decorated as such!

Flame's tank now. 5.5 gal. I am getting a light soon, right now it only has a cover. I also want to re-decorate.

So, now that the plants came in, what should I put in it?????

Kim 08-03-2008 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by okiemavis
I'd always go for as many tanks as you can possibly have!

Yes, that is what I was thinking! My parents and brother think that I am crazy, but I just love all my little guys :) .

willow 08-04-2008 04:04 PM

the top tank looks really great. :)
i'd have some corydoras in there for sure.

Kim 08-05-2008 08:34 AM

Well, I decided to go with the corys. I am going to get 3 today to start! My plants are doing really well, and some of the roots that are exposed are already growing new shoots :) . Ha ha, I just realized that one of my plants had come loose in the pic that I posted. I have since put it back where it belongs.

That 20 gallon is still available, so maybe in the future I will have that female betta tank :D .

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