Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
I seem to be finding contradiction information online..
I did a little research on which ones stay small and decided to go with Clown plecos. I have 2 small, young ones that I got from an ebay seller. (points to avatar).
Right now they are in a 15 or so gallon storage bin with one male betta. When they get bigger, I would like to put them into the 20G with the female bettas. However I am not sure if that is a good idea or not and I am finding conflicting info on different forums about their ideal habitat.
I want to put both into a 20G long that has plants, sand, mopani wood and I was planning on adding some more hiding spots with fake wood (the mopani already lowers the PH too much for the snails to be happy) Some sites say they can be 2 in the same tank with enough hiding spots as they normally find one spot in the tank and stay there. Others so no, they are territorial and will fight or they need a bigger tank.
My other question/concern is that the bettas will be too aggressive with the plecos when it comes to their feeding time. I drop in an algae waffer for the snails and they firecely go after it. Since I have heard the plecos are also territorial of their food, I don't want the bettas to hurt the pleco.
The other issue is one of the "females" turned out to be a male VT. Since he has shown no aggression towards the females and after talking with some experienced owners on this forum, I decided to keep him in there. he is pretty much oblivious to to other living things in the tank unless there is food involved
I know they need driftwood and I should probably upgrade my filter and should add some more caves/rocks for them to hide under.
So basically I want to know:
1) can I keep them together in a 20G Long with the bettas?
2) Do they need an airstone or is the water from the filter enough?