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Old 10-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #1 
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at Christmas I am asking for a 5-10 gallon tank, would a pleco be good in a tropical comunity with a betta inside of there, or maby a female comunity of bettas (sororitiy or however you spell it) anyway would a pleco be alright in there? or would a betta go after it? otherwise you could tell me what other alge eaters would be good in there.


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Old 10-25-2009, 05:52 PM   #2 
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I think plecos get pretty big but I don't know what size tank they need.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:17 PM   #3 
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I remember you already asked this question, and I told you there's no way a pleco will fit in a 5 or 10 gallon. Plecos are HUGE.

You're better off with an Oto.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #4 
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well what i think is that petstores have fish in like 10 gallon tanks but they have the tanks full of fish and some fish live there for about a year
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #5 
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I would say noo way. Plecos can grow to be positively huge. All of the plecos I've owned have grown to be over 1 foot long, but I had them in a 55 gallon tank so that was okay. They also get more aggressive as the grow, so it may attack smaller fish. In a five gallon, you should only have on betta. You can also add a couple of shrimp in there, but only if it's a cycled tank. If you want to start a sorority it MUST BE AT LEAST 10 GALLONS, with AT LEAST 4 girls, and not over 7! I've also heard it's better to have an odd number. If you get a ten gallon, you can probably get some otos (but they like to school, so about 3 would be good), or cories (same as otos). Anything else would likely get too big, or too aggressive.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:44 PM   #6 
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great advice codered
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #7 
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thanks I think I'll start a sorority (or however you spell it) with 5 to 7 females in a ten gallon, with 3 corries or ottos (if I can find them) with a heater inside. Sound good to you guys? (:

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:04 PM   #8 
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That sounds pretty good. Remember a good filter. And becareful with your girlies. I almost lost my Rosalie in a bad fight. Lots of hiding places was my first mistake when making my sorority. Remember to post piccys!
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:16 AM   #9 
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LOTS of hiding places for sure!
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #10 
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alright sounds good! (:
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