Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Female betta and otocinclus -- how to go about this?
Hey friends! I've had a female veiltail in a 2-gallon tank for about a month now, and I'm looking to get her a bigger tank today. It's a 15-gallon, so I'm thinking of getting her tankmates.
I really love otos and have had them in the past, and I've heard of them existing peacefully with bettas, so that's what I'm thinking right now -- either otos or another small algae-eating catfish.
I need to pick up the tank and cycle it first, so in the mean time I wanted to ask for some advice.
Have any of you had experience with keeping bettas and otos in the same tank? What potential problems should I look for, and what would be the best way to introduce them to the same tank? My betta girl is a little aggressive, so would it be better to put the otos in the new tank first, and then introduce her later so she doesn't get too territorial about having new fish added to her home?
Any advice at all on tank set-up, introductions, food, etc. for this combination would be hugely appreciated. I'm doing a lot of research before I move anyone into the new tank, but I wanted to see if anyone had first-hand experience they could share with me, too. =]