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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 20 gallon tank with a male betta in it, a few plastic plants, very small filter and 1/2 inch gravel. What are some dark colored, short finned, bottom dwelling fish that can live with him and the gravel will not hurt?
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You could get 3-4 otos! Those are cute and eat algae too!

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Make that 5+ otos. :) They are social and like big groups. Beware that they can be extremely sensitive in the first month, so only add them to a well established, planted tank.

You also need the right water parameters for them. What is your pH and water hardness?

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Make the tank dense with plastic plants. I'd do your single betta, 6 otos, and 8 Ember Tetras.

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Thank you so much. I might put "Blue" (the betta) back in the 2 gal. tank and set up my big one with others.
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