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3 or 5 (male) zebra danios, 1 (male or female) betta and a shrimp of some sort? Still have plenty of time to make a choice just wondering if this fishy clan would work.
Sounds fine to me except that the betta might eat the shrimp. Depends on the fish but some do. It also depends on what size the shrimp is.

You might want to start with some ghost shrimp (they're usually sold as feeders) just to make sure .




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Cool I'll keep that in mind. Just got my new pump Aqua clear for 5-20 gal...for when I upgrade. Guess the shark tank will have to wait till then Think it was your article that said bettas don't like strong currents is this right and if so would a 10 gal have the space for a betta to avoid the current? Which (small schooling) fish would like if not love strong current?
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Cool I'll keep that in mind. Just got my new pump Aqua clear for 5-20 gal...for when I upgrade. Guess the shark tank will have to wait till then Think it was your article that said bettas don't like strong currents is this right and if so would a 10 gal have the space for a betta to avoid the current? Which (small schooling) fish would like if not love strong current?
If you add some plants, the current won't be a problem at all . I had a 10-gallon betta tank set up that had a pretty strong filter...but because of the plants the water was literally still on one half of the tank. Obviously you don't need the water to be completely still but that really shows how much the plants slow the current down.

Most fish don't mind stronger currents. Bettas are an exception because they normally live in rice paddies (no currents there). Plus we've bred them to have longer fins which make swimming against currents much more difficult. The danios will be fine unless they're of the long-finned variety...in that case you'll want to take the same precautions as you would with a betta.

Most tetras would do well (neon tetras are personal favorites of mine) as would a lot of minnows (I like white cloud minnows a lot. They're really hardy and easy to care for...they don't even need a heater!).




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Nice, thxs again.....oh hey i was looking at your other thread and was wondering how you post photos and also how you inserted them so big??? A tad of topic

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You can attach images from your computer by going down to "Additional Options" underneath the actual post box (you'll need to be doing a regular, not "quick", reply by clicking "Go Advanced" first). In the "Additional Options" section, click on "Manage Attachments" and from there you can upload pictures.

Or you could upload the pictures from your computer to a website like http://www.photobucket.com. Then if you want to add a picture, you can just click the button that looks like a photo (between the button that looks like a letter and the one that looks like a speech bubble). When it asks you for your URL, put in the one photobucket gave you.

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but why is it so small? Btw that a coy pond at cal poly
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hehehe.....off topic but had to show this pic

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