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for that aquarium, I’d get some loaches, as they are very active, but I would only get zebra, Kuhli, and dwarf chain. Kuhli are the cheapes, but are nocturnal, so give them places to hide. Instead of buying rocks from the store, I would get some from around your lawn, boil them in water for 5 minutes (to get rid of bacteria), and make a sculpture in the tank to make some nice dark caves. Your betta may like it as well; having his own little cave to snuggle in. Another fish I would try would be a honey gourami. They also love places to hide, along with plants. They love floating plants especially.
Thanks for your advice!
I read that loaches do better with a lot of room, and as of right now I only have a 20g to offer. Definitely will look into larger tanks in the future, especially if I want to add a couple of those guys! For now I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope all goes well as I cycle my tank (yikes) and then I'll look into adding just a couple of tank mates :)
Thanks again!!
 
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I assume that is a bristle nose pleco, give him a cave to hide in.
These are the things that I have in the tank for hiding places. Sorry for the external links:
 

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These are the things that I have in the tank for hiding places. Sorry for the external links:
All good
 

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for that aquarium, I’d get some loaches, as they are very active, but I would only get zebra, Kuhli, and dwarf chain. Kuhli are the cheapes, but are nocturnal, so give them places to hide. Instead of buying rocks from the store, I would get some from around your lawn, boil them in water for 5 minutes (to get rid of bacteria), and make a sculpture in the tank to make some nice dark caves. Your betta may like it as well; having his own little cave to snuggle in. Another fish I would try would be a honey gourami. They also love places to hide, along with plants. They love floating plants especially.
I wouldn't recommend zebra loaches. Need high flow and can be very rowdy. In fact I wouldn't recommend any botia loach in a tank with bettas for that matter. Stick to pangio, if anything.
 
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For all those that are still on here:
Sorry for the delay, I got my test kit and have been monitoring the values twice daily. The pH reads around 7.4; the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate all read at 0ppm for now. I know these will change, so I'm watching them closely.
Thanks again to everyone who offered help! You guys are awesome!
 

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