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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 09:55 PM
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what do you sugest for a plecko in a five gallon tand with neons, and glo fish, and most importantly a betta, in a five gallon tank(future *sigh*) also (christmas *sigh*) I hope I get it.

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what do you sugest for a plecko in a five gallon tand with neons, and glo fish, and most importantly a betta, in a five gallon tank(future *sigh*) also (christmas *sigh*) I hope I get it.
That tank would be way too overstocked. I don't know anything about glofish, but zebras need to be kept in schools. If you want that with a male betta, you'd need 10+ gal.

Plecos will be HUGE. My dad has one that's about half the size of my arm. Ottos are much smaller. I think you might be able to fit one or two in a 5 gal with your betta, but they also need to be kept in groups.

For algae eaters in a 5 gal, you could consider getting cherry shrimp.

What I'm doing in my 5 gal is throwing a pair of ADFs in with my betta. :)
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i totally agree jupiter

no way a pleco should be in less than a 55 gallon at the minimum and as they get bigger they can get aggressive

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Christina is right the plecos can get quite aggressive and grow large and they may not even eat the algae in your tank. The Siamese algae eaters are less picky. I have one and he gets along with my betta fine besides interrupting my betta's personal space at times.

The otos are amazing for cleaning your tank (depending on the algae times) and they are so cute.

If you just want a bottom dwelling fish and you don't have an algae problem a cori would be a great additive to your tank they are pretty and peaceful and help eat detritus.

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ya corys are adorable and i love my otos and they are also great at eating algae off of plants but wont eat the plant itself

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If i could only find some otos, I would getthem.... but I think everything is mislabeled at my LFS

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