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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Glofish?

Currently i have a 10 gallon tank with 1 female betta, 1 female molly, and 1 pleco. They all get allong perfectly fine and are healthy.
I was considering adding 3 or more glo fish but I'm not sure if it would be a wise decision.
My female betta likes to hunt food as it falls off the top and the molly and pleco are both her size. Do you think she would go after the glofish or would they be fine?

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My question is, are Glofish Danios? If so, heck no. My danios are savages lol They are fast fin nippers. I have no idea if the glo makes them any different. Personally I wouldn't support something that alters animals.


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Glofish are indeed danios, and no they cannot go in a 10g, even if there were no other fish in the tank. :/ They are very active fish, so need about 20 gallons.

Also, what kind of pleco do you have? All types of plecos grow too big for a 10g, even the small bristlenose plecos.

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Glofish are indeed danios, and no they cannot go in a 10g, even if there were no other fish in the tank. :/ They are very active fish, so need about 20 gallons.

Also, what kind of pleco do you have? All types of plecos grow too big for a 10g, even the small bristlenose plecos.
One bristle nose pleco is fine in a 10g tank, they grow to be 3". These are highly recommended by the tropical community for small tanks. But sadly, 95% of pet store plecos are Commons = 24" max.


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Yeah they are genetically altered zebra danio's. I'm trying to figure out what gender and type of pleco I have. I think its just a common, but idk. it has two horns like nostrils and then spikes in 3 rows on either side. Plus when it grows o so much I will get a bigger tank.

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One bristle nose pleco is fine in a 10g tank, they grow to be 3". These are highly recommended by the tropical community for small tanks. But sadly, 95% of pet store plecos are Commons = 24" max.
I have to disagree, BN plecos grow to be 5-8 inches.

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I have to disagree, BN plecos grow to be 5-8 inches.
That is Max at optimal conditions. It is well known that most fish do not reach their max size in captivity, even under great conditions. Common Plecos can reach 24" but most stop at 12-14" even with large tanks.

So to you as well, I have to disagree. Most sites will tell you 12-15cm which is 4-6".

Anyways, I doubt the OP actually has a BNP so lets put the rulers away?


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Yeah they are genetically altered zebra danio's. I'm trying to figure out what gender and type of pleco I have. I think its just a common, but idk. it has two horns like nostrils and then spikes in 3 rows on either side. Plus when it grows o so much I will get a bigger tank.
Hm... it seems like it COULD be a BN, could you perhaps take a picture of it?

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