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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Can you have this fish live with bettas??

Can a golden algae eater live with a betta?? Jw.... I would like to get one to help my cory's clean my white sand in my 10g
Thx for your help!!;))) Heres a pic !
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Care sheet says..Minimum tank size for this fish is 25 gallons! Sorry, it just gets too big! Plus as an adult it will even eat small fish!

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I read up on it and it says their okay, safe, but okay :((. Do you know what kind of snails or at least other fish i can put with my betta??
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And at meijers, they were with alot of bettas in a 5gallon tank and they were doing fine. I think i will get one..
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They will get along fine for a while. But as they grow and become adults they will get nasty and kill your betta & cories.
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Did you have one before??
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No. But the horror stories are all over the net. Just dont do it. The cories themselves will keep the sand clean enough. Why waste money and risk it? The fish you are looking at is a color variation of the chinese algae eater.
http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball,...ae%20Eater.htm
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Potential Threat: Gets very aggressive as it grows larger
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Well, can you help me find a site that tells you about all the fish bettas can live with, and what kind of snails i can have. Just to let u know i have a 10g if that helps. :)) Tysvm
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Any kind of snail will work. As For other fish
-cories
- tetras*
- Otos
- harlequin rasboras
- danios
- cherry barbs
- platies*
- mollies*
- wild type guppies

That's all I can think of. *=maybe. How many cores do you have in the 10 gal? You don't want to overstock the tank. In my 10 gal I had 3 cories and a betta and it wAs pretty much (or nearly) fully stocked.
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I only have 2 corys and a betta, but they arent like the regular ones, I couldnt afford big/regular ones so i got these small corys, heres a pic
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