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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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What type of bottom dwellers would be compatible with tiger barbs? I was thinking of getting a small pleco, shrimp or african dwarf frogs but im not sure if they are compatible with the tigers. I would like a crayfish but im pretty sure thats a bad idea, is it?
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What size tank are we talking?

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Bristlenose plecos stay small, so you might get away with one in there.

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What are the dimensions of the tank, IMO BNs require a tank that is 20 inches or longer because they can get up to 5 inches long

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

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In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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The tank is 24 inches long
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If by any chance is it the Petco tank

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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Yes it was the 15 gallon tank kit.. I got it yesterday...
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Cool, I just got one of those tanks today. I just have one note about it, what filter came with it if it is the PF10 I recommend that you get a larger filter to be able to support tiger barbs and a BN pleco

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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Right, BN plecos put out a lot of waste. Any kind of fish that grazes constantly on algae does. Sucker fish, plecos, platies and guppies . . . otos have to be among the worst of the small suckerfish.

Cory cats work too. Any loach that stays under 5" would work. I think yo-yo loaches work. A few more but I can't remember them off hand.
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