Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    29

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Corydoras and Betta fish


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi All,

    need suggestions. I have 4 corydoras. Panda, Emerald green, peppered and leopard design. Thinking of getting 2 more..
    I am looking to combine them in my 10g tank with a male betta fish. The betta seems to be a calm one.

    If not, I am thinking of placing a divider allowing the betta 2.5gals and the rest to the corys.

    Is there any specific plant species I can use in the tank? What about the use of a filter? I have read that corys and bettas like calm waters, so maybe a less powerful filter?

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    812

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    couldn't find a betta so will send a ram - Lady Hobbs   but it needs a mate - Lady Hobbs   For sharing awesome cory advice! - WoadCelt   Welcome to AC - KingFisher   resident betta expert - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    A 10g is not large enough for anything but dwarf corydoras. Half a 10g definitely wouldn't be suitable.

    I do not personally advise putting corydoras and bettas together. Cories do better in temps in the low 70s. Bettas do best at 80*F. Cories are shy and casual eaters. Bettas are more aggressive and big pigs when it comes to food.
    "The Dumpster Tank" 26g flat back hex - Bolivian rams, Checker barbs, Harlequin and porkchop rasbora, neon tetra, SAE, otocinclus

    "Mini Mbuna" 20g long - 1 M. pulpican, 1 M. joanjohnsonae

    "Electric Blue Acara Tank" 75g - Giant danio, tiger barb, Bristlenose pleco

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    3,691

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome back! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by 85miles
    Hi All,

    need suggestions. I have 4 corydoras. Panda, Emerald green, peppered and leopard design. Thinking of getting 2 more..
    I am looking to combine them in my 10g tank with a male betta fish. The betta seems to be a calm one.

    If not, I am thinking of placing a divider allowing the betta 2.5gals and the rest to the corys.

    Is there any specific plant species I can use in the tank? What about the use of a filter? I have read that corys and bettas like calm waters, so maybe a less powerful filter?

    Thanks
    I wouldn't put a betta in anything less than 5gal.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Posts
    338

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Those cories will outgrow that tank quick. A larger tank would be better as cories do better in larger schools.
    40 Gallon Breeder Planted: harlequin rasbora rummynose tetra corydoras cherry barbs

    40 Gallon Breeder Reef: In progress!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,851

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the quote - **AquaQueen**   Message for you sir! - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The peppered and leopards will do fine in a 10 gal with a beta. I have kep both togethber for years and with healthy peaceful results. I suggest keeping the 2 above mentioned sp and adding 2 more to have a comforting group. Add some structure to the tank to give the corys more surface to explore. The beta won't bother them at all and a 10 gal will do just fine for 5 small fish such as these.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    29

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    my corys are really small. 1inches maximum. they were in a 29gal Goldfish tank. However, as expected the 4 comet goldies (initially the 1-2inches in size) grew to be 7-8inches in few months.

    so i upgraded to a 45g tank and now i am thinking to separate the corys.

    so the corys aren't getting enough food i guess. they seem very happy though, playing around and hiding in their home while the goldies play around so as not to be disturbed.

    the betta lives in a 2.5g tank, perfectly fine and healthy.

    anyways, thanks for all the feedback guys. more suggestions welcome

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Me too.......no corys in a 10 gallon, that is? That tank is just fine for the betta. No reason to add more. Maybe some apple snails may interest you?

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    185

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Your Corys may be 1 inch or less now, but if they are remotely healthy they won't stay that size long, particularly the bronze. Always plan on the adult size of the fish. If your fish aren't attaining adult sizes, then they are likely not perfectly happy, healthy and fine.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,933

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You need gifts - Lady Hobbs   And another - Lady Hobbs   What he had up his --- - Chrona   No, serioulsy. EVERYONE KICK HIM! - Drumachine09   RAK - DemonShark   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - gm72   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - gm72   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by nikelodeon79
    A 10g is not large enough for anything but dwarf corydoras. Half a 10g definitely wouldn't be suitable.

    I do not personally advise putting corydoras and bettas together. Cories do better in temps in the low 70s. Bettas do best at 80*F. Cories are shy and casual eaters. Bettas are more aggressive and big pigs when it comes to food.
    I agree with everything except the temperature statement. I keep corydoras in 78 degree water and they breed constantly. This is the same temperature I keep all of my fish at since they are all tropical.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,851

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the quote - **AquaQueen**   Message for you sir! - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Are you guys actually saying that a 10 gal tank is what 1 lone beta needs?! Holy cow,I know this has been an extremely conservative bunch but seriously now. A group of small corys with a beta is not cramped living space by any stretch of the imagination. As I stated earlier,if verticle structure is added to satisfy the corys natural curiosity then a 10 gal has more then enough capability for 4 corys and a beta. The usual good water change schedule and gravel vaccing along with quality foods will assure proper health even in slightly smaller tanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •