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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question BN or Pitbull pleco with Betta in 10 gallon tank?

Hey everybody,

OK so here is my 3rd and final thread on this subject.

Questions about PITBULL/BRISTLENOSE pleco

1) can they live in a high ph (7.8-8.0)
2) can they live in hard to very hard water
3)can i put ONE pleco and leave it in there (long term)


NOTE: i have alage wafers, alage, and fresh veggies i can give to them for food

NOTE: i clean my tank every week and it has hard water and a high ph

NOTE: My betta would be the only other living thing in the tank, and he is not really aggressive, although he has been in the tank for almost 1 year and a half

I would not mind giving the whole tank to just the pleco, as i love them just as much as bettas, but unlike bettas, have never had them, obviously because of my tank size. This is until i spotted the BN and Pitbull pleco.

Would i need a better filter? What filter out of the following do you recommend?

1)MARINA SLIM (10 or 20 gal. one)
2)AQUACLEAR (10 or 20 gal. one)



I just want some happy and healthy fishes, but, if there is no chance a pleco would survive in my tank long-term, i am not going to risk its life.



ALL about my tank:

Might consider converting 10 gal. betta tank into community?


Thanks again! (note- i am still somewhat a beginner-

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I don't think so.. The pitbull is the smaller of the two, but they do like groups, something most people don't expect of plecs.
These fish have humongous bioloads, they poo and poo. Even the little guys can do a lot of damage. Most people say 20 gallons for a bristlenose, and only one or two.
What are the dimensions of the tank?
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i don't know the dimensions, but it is a standard rectangular 10 gallon. There is a pic of my tank in my albums. I would guess the dimensions are about 12 by 24 by 12 inches.

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I have an aquatic frog with my Betta fish aka Fireman Sam which my 3.5 year old son named. I'm looking to get a 10 gallon fish tank today, I wanted to know if snails would be able to placed with Fireman Sam? I know betta fish don't necessarily need to have an oxygen filter as they get oxygen from the water and go to the surface to, but is there any harm in having an oxygen filter?
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I have an aquatic frog with my Betta fish aka Fireman Sam which my 3.5 year old son named. I'm looking to get a 10 gallon fish tank today, I wanted to know if snails would be able to placed with Fireman Sam? I know betta fish don't necessarily need to have an oxygen filter as they get oxygen from the water and go to the surface to, but is there any harm in having an oxygen filter?
Snails can be put with betta fish, but it depends on how aggressive "fireman sam" (cute name btw) is. By oxygen filter do you mean an aerator? No, i don't think there is any harm in having an aerator, do you like the bubbles?


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yeah, one of my baby albino BN plecos **** a months worth of betta poop. They have a hugeee bioload.
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bn plecs need like 20 gallons.

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Thanks everybody! So looks like after 2 years, i will be adding more fish. Here is what i was thinking:



I need a hardy bottom dweller that likes "cleaning up"



2-3 bronze or green corydoras
OR
4 dwarf (pygmy) corydoras
OR
some shrimp


Can any these fish/invertebrates live in my water parameters?


In your opinion, which animal would be MOST successful in my water parameters (high ph, very hard water) and is the hardiest?

Thanks i appreciate all answers and @ Laoshun, LOL!



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Ok so for anybody who wants to know how my tank looks and to see if the gravel is OK for cores and pygmy cores:


Sorry about the bad pic quality, my tank is actually sparkling clear, it is just the glare from my window that makes it look brown and musty :)
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Corydoras can adapt to hard water, but they come from softer water.(someone with more knowledge might come along). As for shrimp you can have as many as you want as their bioload is quite small.
If I were you I would get pygmy Corydoras. (If it is possible that is.)
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