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    Got a 12 gal Fluval Edge since I have very little space since it was largest volume currently only 17"wide & 14.3"deep but 22" tall. I'm going to have my mild mannered male betta, 10 harlequin rasboras, & a zebra nerite. Does anyone know a bottom feeder that I can add to this small community tank?

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    Honestly, I can't think of any fish that would fit the bill for a small tank like that. Even smaller cories need a good sized group because they school. Plecos of any kind would be too big, ottos need a group too. Maybe there's something I'm not thinking of.

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    because corys school they need room on the bottom which I do not think a tank that size has. I also cannot think of a bottom feeder that is small enough to fit in that tank comfortably.

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    Bottom feeders are not necessary. I was into this hobby for 5 years before ever having my first bottom feeder.

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    Well, if nothing else, I will recommend shrimps if you really want some bottom feeders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaldave
    Well, if nothing else, I will recommend shrimps if you really want some bottom feeders.
    Me too, Btw this may or may not still result in a well fed betta and a shrimpless tank.
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    shrimps are really your only option, but as 850r said your betta might enjoy them
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    okay, no bottom feeder.
    Was considering them because 1. they're so charming, & 2. LFS recommended some Ocean Nutrition flakes as food alternative for betta that would also be used in my new community tank. Unlike pellets & freeze dried worms, most of a small pinch floated by the betta to the gravel. Saw something similar at LFS but bottom feeder were vacuuming it up. Thought hmmm, want some of those.
    Not really ready to watch betta munch shrimp. will keep tw/ siphon vacuuming I guess

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    ..most of a small pinch floated by the betta to the gravel.
    You may immediately think "But the pinch was so small..." but ....

    Do consider feeding less - Much less [As in: Less by the amount that floated by]. You are only making work for yourself.

    If for whatever reason you are wary of this.. At least cut the amount you feed in half.
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    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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    will do; it also seemed like most flakes were too large. Like larger thanor as big as the fish's head. Should I crunch them?

    Also, going back to original stocking questions, can I have betta, zebra nerite & 10 harlequin rasboras in 12 gal fluval? Or better w/ 6-8 rasboras??

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