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    Hi

    Just recently bought a new 10 gal(good quality for once lol) and amd planning on getting a betta for it.

    i have previously had a betta with cories in a 10 gal that did not work and now i was thinking about 'zippier' fish such as white clouds?

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    just wondering on what you guys know as good tankmates for bettas from research/personal experience

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    White clouds are coldwater and bettas prefer warm water, so they wouldn't be a good match.

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    I'd go with 2 cory cats and maybe some platies

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    Cories are much happier when kept in groups. If you can't keep them properly don't keep them at all.

    With a betta I'd go for bottom dwelling fish. Not only are bettas happier when they are king of their own tank, but I find it more pleasing to look at when there's nothing colourful competing for attention with the betta.

    I'd also recommend putting the betta in last, so it immediately gets used to sharing its territory.

    If it was a bigger tank I'd suggest some fish, but for a tank that small I'd just go with the betta and some mystery snails or shrimp for the bottom. Bettas are happier alone.

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    I'd go with cories, I've never had a problem with those and bettas. They're fun little guys and bring alot to your tank. You could have about four or five in with your guy and have a beautiful tank.
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    I have a female betta that I adore and I somewhat recently introduced a mystery snail. Both seem to be very happy with each others company.
    Just a dad trying to raise some kids and raise some fish.

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    mm its just snails dont really appeal to me and i dont think we have shrimp anywhere around me..

    what about something like a small school of zebra danios?
    or do you guys still reckon better off alone?

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    Everything I've hears suggests that bettas prefer a slightly smaller tank to themselves than sharing a bigger tank with lots of other fish. I can imagine that where bettas are from they don't see a lot of other fish, so they were made to be solitary, and I find that a betta in a tank with lots of other fish just looks busy and wrong.

    That's of course just my personal opinion, but based on that I would recommend keeping him alone.

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