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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Would an African dwarf frong and a bristlenose be too much?
My little sister seen some at the petstore when I was getting my API stress coat n zyme, seeing as I was out and i like keeping them on hand, and kept asking me if i could put one in my tank. lol

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Would a betta and ADF be able to live in a 3 gal together? I really don't think so, but just wanted to confirm that. xD
If not what's the smallest tank the can live in together? Is it 5 gal? o.0

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Two ADFs might be ok in your 10 gallon. It's too small for a BN pleco, though.
From what I know of ADFs, it's a no on the 3 gal. :(

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BNs need at least a 20 gallon. An ADF will be fine, I just don't like keeping them together. ADFs could struggle for food due to how slow they are.

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Yeah. I've read that and was planning on hand feeding the ADF, so he'd get to eat too. xD

What would be the smallest size a betta and ADF could live together?

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There's a thread dedicated to ADFs in this section. Have a read of it. :)

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Thanks for pointing me to it, I've been looking for it, and couldn't find it even with a forum search. xD

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Sorry, I should have linked you! :p

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Would i be able to keep platys in there with him? If so, how many?
Would I be able to keep shrimp in with him and the platys (or 2 ADFs if I can't do the platys)? Could I do a dozen, if so?

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If you have hard water, yes on the platies. 3 plus one betta fully stocks a ten gallon. :) Personally, I don't like them in smaller than 15 gallons, but many people keep them contentedly enough in a 10.

The shrimp would also be fine, but I *think* some species of shrimp prefer softer water, so make sure you check the water parameters of the species you get. :) I'd start with just 5 shrimp to see how they get along (making sure your boy doesn't eat them, for one thing!) and then get more. :)

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What about dwarf bristle noses or a dwarf candy stripe

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