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    I have bonded well with my female betta (Elora) in her ten gallon tank with two algae eating shrimp. She comes to me when I sit down at my desk near the tank or when I watch her and I love it. I was considering upgrading to a 15 gallon column. While I know columns are not as recommended as traditional tanks I will be in an apartment next year and a column tank is a little more conservative on space.
    My question is if I upgrade to the 15 gallon and I add more fish to the tank would I lose the bond I have with my betta? Sorry if there is already a similar thread to this, but I couldn't find much information when searching the webs. =)

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    welcome to the forum.

    what is the size of the 15 gallon?

    i think if your betta is happy now, keep her there. add some more shrimp and enjoy it. maybe after you move, redecorate it? live plants?

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    Plus 1 to mizzoutank. Great recommendation. Why alter whats not broken.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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    I have an amazon sword plant. =)

    Is should add that if I keep this tank I will need to replace the hood (to get florescent lighting) and acquire a stand. In my area however buying sets is often far more monetarily efficient than buying parts.

    Also I am asking because I would love to have a community tank, I'm just worried that my Betta would lose the bond she has with me.

    I appreciate your suggestions though and part of me really does just want to leave her be, because she is very happy and doing well in her current tank.

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    Betta are curious creatures yes but her 'bond' with you is primarily due to her recognizing who shows up at feeding time, She is hoping the pellets drop every time you arrive & little will change that.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    It seems you really like the Betta set-up but you want to have a community tank.
    Set-up are cheaper to buy then individual parts for an existing tank.

    Well why not leave the Betta tank alone and buy a new set-up to start a community tank? Multiple tank syndrome approaching. We all have it.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    It seems you really like the Betta set-up but you want to have a community tank.
    Set-up are cheaper to buy then individual parts for an existing tank.

    Well why not leave the Betta tank alone and buy a new set-up to start a community tank? Multiple tank syndrome approaching. We all have it.
    MTS - man, ain't it the truth :o)

    I agree with Strider. If you and your betta are happy, that's a win win. It doesn't always work out that way.
    A 29 or 30 gallon would give you a lot of options for some gorgeous tetras and cory cats in a community tank.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Thanks for the responses everyone! I definitely feel like two tanks would be the best solutio. I think I'm just going to stick with what I have for the foreseeable future though. At least until I'm all settled after moving, then I will think about it more.

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