Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bettas and catfish breeds
I'm in the process of cycling a 15h tank which will later be the new home to my lady VT, Ann, and possibly a sorority.
I had really wanted to add some otos to the tank because I love them and have experience with keeping them, but I'm starting to think it's not such a good idea. I would have to move them in when the tank's only been set up for a month or so, and the entire setup would have to be moved at the end of the summer. Otos are a little delicate in my experience, and I'm worried I would lose them.
So I'm looking into other similar small catfish types that I might be able to keep with my girl (or girls!) in this tank instead. I've heard good things about bristlenose plecos, and mixed things about pygmy cories, and would love any advice from those who have experience with them. Is there another type of small catfish that can be moved into a tank that hasn't been established as long, and that would have a better chance of holding up if they need to be transported? It would also be lovely if they can be kept in smaller groups, say 2-4, to keep the bioload manageable.