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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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What tankmates can I have with Fishy?

I have a 10g tank (pictured in the pictures thread) with a small heater and a small filter. I would like to put put something in there with my betta. What kinds of critters can be put in the tank?
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I have a 1 gallon tank for my betta. today i bought a plecostomus and put him in there. they seem to get along very well but i dont know if that applies to your 10 g tank
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I don't think you can have a pleco in with a betta in a 1 gallon. . Someone else can correct me if I'm wrong but I think plecos get pretty big.
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How would neon tetras be?
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Bettas have been known to eat neon tetras. We had some in our tank when I was little and we had a betta too. My Mom caught the betta snacking on the neons and my Dad ended up flushing the betta. :(
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plecos get up to 12" and shouldn't be in anything smaller than 55g. brsitlenose plecos are the smallest plecos, they get up to 5" and need 15g of water atleast. in a 10g you couls do some cories or white clouds, some people say zebra danios are too hyper for bettas but I've never had a problem with that. Jumbo neon tetras would also work, but I think they are given a bunch of hormones....

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Plecos grow up to 20" but it depends on their environment. mine is not going to grow that big since he's in a 1g tank. by the way, they get along very well and get used to their roommate ;D
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Bettafreak, your pleco will live a very shortened life if you keep him in there because while the outside of him doesn't grow, the insides do.

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I have a 1 gallon tank for my betta. today i bought a plecostomus

i have to say,that's not good at all,would you not take him back to the store.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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So, what things are ok for my 10g tank? I had a couple neon tetras in the tank but htey died during the night. My betta never bothered them though, and they didnt bother him. I am allowed to have one thing with my betta in my 10g tank, what ca I get?
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