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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow 10 gallon betta sorority stocking suggestions?

This will be a HEAVILY live planted tank. Here's what I'm looking at getting:

8 females
6 neon tetras
3 ottos

Does that seem okay as long as there are plenty of hiding places among the plants?

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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 09:06 PM
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most people are going to say that u are overstocking ur tank by alot, with just 8 females alone.
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I am fully able to provide the needed maintenance.
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You'll still be overstocked...
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What if the neons are removed from the situation? I need some form of algae eater and id like ottos.
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Are you sure you need an algae eater? Otos often starve to death because people think they are getting enough food from just algae.. Some times they don't eat it at all. Nerite snails are your best bet for algae...
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Are you sure you need an algae eater? Otos often starve to death because people think they are getting enough food from just algae.. Some times they don't eat it at all. Nerite snails are your best bet for algae...
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How do I go about introducing females? All at once?
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post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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I would please reconsider this stocking option. Currently you are at 150+% and you would have to do a 50% water change a week. Which would stress any fish out, let alone a betta sorority (which can be finicky on its own) as well as neon tetras, and the otos. I would seriously think about a new stocking options. If your going to do 8 females, just do females. I would also just subtract the otos from the equation altogether.

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8 females is a lot on their own in a 10 gallon. I'd only do 6 max.

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