Banded Loach betta tank....
I was wondering what everyones opinions on getting a 5.5g tank with 2 banded loaches and a male or female betta would be.... some people say terrible idea, some say great. It would be planted with sand substrate. Too small? I could prly go 10g... I just have a tank that looks great nd I have my eye on.... If I couldn't do that, what else would you suggest for a) a betta in a 5.5 gallon or b) banded loaches in a 5.5g. Do banded loaches need a bigger current? Cuz I know bettas hate that..... Please Reply! Thanks!
SORRY< I MEANT HALF banded loach! they stay about 2" where as banded loaches get about 8"
All loach species (half banded included) prefer to be in the company of each other, five or more is best. A 5.5gl wouldn't handle a group of five. I, personally, would never keep anything less than five when it comes to loaches.
Half banded prefer a current, as you already know.
Between a 5 or 10 if it was me (it's not) I'd go w/ the ten & 5 half banded. I love bettas but I love loaches more :)
ok.... I did some research and came up with a completly diff. Idea. In my fishroom that I am making I have alot of room, so I was thinking of making a river tank, but all the way filled to the top with water, no land. I was thinking 55g. I would have dark sand substrate with some small pebbles in different areas, and large rock, driftwood, and live plants. I would need to do some more research on how to set it up, but I think I could make it work. Sound ok?
It sounds great!! Loach heaven :-D
Thanks! :). I will start on that right after I figure out the betta sorority tank!
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