LoveMyPlatys Posted April 1 Share Posted April 1 Hi, I’m new to the forums and started fishkeeping in early January. I’m wondering if anyone has advice. I have a 20 gallon with 7 checkered barbs and 3 female Platys and a female betta. I bought a 5 gallon tank last night and plan to move my betta in there. Everything is fine but it stresses me out watching her in a community tank. She’s working hard to be in charge and probably stressed about it and the Platys often hide when she wants control and they eat all her food because she eats so slow. I have to lead her to her food and hand feed her and hope she eats it before they get it. And they’re getting some of hers no matter what which I imagine is not good for them. Wondering if you have suggestions for tank mates for her 5 gallon. I had a really cool mystery snail that died (apparently the smallest concentration of salt possible still kills them) and my 11 year old daughter saw the Betta attack the snail sometimes so probably no snails. Thought of putting the barbs in there but not sure that would be a good idea. They only pay attention to each other and stay at the bottom but Betta does go to the bottom. And it may overstock the tank? What about a couple Otos? . Can you get just one or two shrimp? Or one kuhli loach? And should I get live plants? I’m open to other ideas as well. Thanks for your suggestions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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