I have to wait at least a week or less till anything i need to stabilize the water comes in. Color: Golden, Blue or Dark Brownish Other reasons for having live plants in your aquarium is so your fish have hiding areas where they can feel protected, and the fact that fish are more inclined to reproduce in tanks with appropriate settings. There is no nipping and they are very peaceful. I tend to concur about the already heavy population in your 15 gal aquarium, but I also know that over-stocked tanks can be fine, well managed & healthy, in the hands of a highly motivated, conscientious and committed owner. Also could we talk through email? Kayte, please don’t use distilled water as it has been stripped of all of the valuable nutrients and minerals that are healthy for a betta fish. (due to its dark colour). That being said, the first step is having a tank mate with the same requirements. Hello, I have a beautiful male betta named Cas who is getting a tank upgrade. These Shrimps are recommended to be kept in a group of at least five. ( has 2 mollies, 5 swordtails, 2 platies, 10 + or – neons, 4 red eye tetras, 4 Cory cats, an algae eater and a large pleco that’s around a foot long) can I put them together or do I need to start another tank? Obviously, this would not be their only food. Another cool fish that can live with a betta is the Kuhli Loach because of their docile temperament. Näslund, J. 1. That is way too many fish in such a small tank (minimum: 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water), he needs to be on his own in his own quarantine/hospital tank right now. Cory Catfish. Should I clean the big tank completely, including the props, and put him in there or leave him in the bowl? They are doing well, along with the corys in Taz’s bowl. Tank Size: 15-Gallons or More. However, female betta fish are willing to share the same environment. During the day they encounter each other often, but there has never been any issue of fighting, pinching, or fin-picking. The tank is too small for a tank mate. Avoid tank mates with bright coloring and long fins. These fish are very sensitive to change and don't adapt to all tank mates. If they don’t swim often like the ones in the little pet store cups that’s not good. Color: Grey or Brown and Spotted This species is also very peaceful, adding an additional quality to coexistence with the betta splenden. Each recommended tankmate requires a similar water pH level of around 7.0-8.0 and tropical temperatures in the range of 72-81 degrees fahrenheit. I was a little apprehensive at first, especially since the Gourami likes to give chase, but Elizabeth’s fins are still perfectly intact and everybody seems to have settled in nicely. (Earthworms are easy keepers, cost little to maintain [once set up] & an established population should have worms of every age — a size to suit most any carnivorous tank inhabitant. Tank Size: 10-Gallons or More. The ghost shrimp or glass shrimp is appropriately named for its see-through appearance and is an invertebre. Adults can grow to around 2 inches in size, with an average lifespan of one year. I’m already going to order melafix and aquarium salt. Color: Orange-Red fin tearing), nonstop chases, and extended periods of quarreling. This implies that it will take a bit more work and money to care for them. The betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, is a freshwater fish from Southeast Asia. I only have a 3 gal tank with one female betta and am planning to get one blue or pink tankmate for it… I don’t know what to get. Tank Size: 10-Gallons or More. They are also relatively easy to care for. Another snail I really like is the black racer snail. Im trying to get as much research as possible before getting fish which wont be for awhile. You obviously know your betta better than I do. They prefer the middle of a tank, whereas betta fish tend to prefer the top-half, helping with compatibility and territory issues. You may have heard that ghost shrimp are fantastic tank mates for betta fish or you might have heard that ghost shrimp are horrible tank mates for betta fish; the topic of keeping shrimp with betta fish in the same tank is regularly discussed with many different possible outcomes. If space is an issue, Panda Corys are very small ( and adorable ), and if you’re willing to try something a bit more colorful, Emerald Corys would make a great contrast to a darker Betta ( but these do get quite big ). Any tankmates you recommend? Tank Size: 10-Gallons or More. Would either or both be appropriate for this small of a tank? It all depends on the personality of the Betta and the size of the tank. Bryan, And what I was wondering about is, would it be okay to add some (4) ghost shrimps? You’ve done the right thing by separating them, but you cannot keep your betta fish in that small of a habitat for extended periods.