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Elliriyanna
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stocking a ten gallon ???
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:51:31 AM »

I currently have a ten gallon divided tank with a power filter and all the basics housing two male bettas, one guppy and two Oto's. I would love to add two more guppies, three apple or ramshorn snails and three ghost shrimp if I could. Would this overstock the tank? The filter is very good Smiley I need to add the guppies for my females sake ...

Are the snails a low enough Bioload to get away with this?
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Nossie
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 06:10:50 AM »

The snails shouldn't be a problem, BUT they will reproduce incredibly fast, so most people view them as a menace. It's really hard to get rid of them in the end as well. They can end up making your tank look less attractive quite easily with all their slimy eggs and stuff d: So in other words, they ARE a problem. Not necessary for the filter.

Anyway, for what female's sake? Is it a female guppy you've got? In that case I'd recommend you not getting any more guppies, as they will reproduce very fast.  Even if you'd buy another female, she could've stored the sperm of another male inside, and might give birth to more guppies on her own, meaning, more fish, more fish and more fish.
If it's a male guppy you've got, feel free to buy one or two more!
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andiy
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 11:35:06 PM »

Elli: have you two male bettas in one tank?  Huh
As i know, two male bettas in one tank is a bad problem, they will fight until one of them die.
Also, Bettas and guppy is not good combination.  Betta will attack guppy, because betta will see guppy as his competitor...

please, correct me if i'm wrong.
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Nossie
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 02:17:16 AM »

andiy: It's okay to keep two males if you keep them separated, hence "I currently have a ten gallon divided tank...housing two male bettas"
I don't know if bettas will for sure attack guppies though, it has crossed my mind whether it's a good idea for me to put these fish together myself, but as far as I know, bettas attack fish of similar body type and size. They also don't hesitate to attack fish of the same color as itself.
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OrandaLover
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 10:29:20 PM »

I agree with Nossie, although sometimes the guppies are the ones who bug the bettas. They are really nippy fish, and a betta's long flowing fins may be the easy target
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 03:23:34 PM »

When I first got my tropical tank up and running I bought 1 gourami and a few zebra danios and 1 female guppy.
Well those darn zebra danios ate the guppy and pecked one of the eyes out of my gourami.  They are so hyper and I think they are really nippy! Sad
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Re: stocking a ten gallon ???
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 06:47:27 AM »

Do apple snails not ramshorn. Ramshorns can reproduce by themselves and you will end up with 100s of them!!!!!!!!!!!! Apple snails can only reproduce with a mate! But ramshorns get along better with fish. Hoped this helped! Grin
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