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Old 12-31-2009, 08:22 PM   #1 
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algae eaters?

I need one or two for Comet's 10g tank. What are the best to keep with Betta's? It's mostly brown and green algae that needs to be eaten.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:33 PM   #2 
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The Otocinclus Catfish are the ones that I have heard work best with bettas. I'm pretty sure they need to be in a group of at least three to be happiest, but they're tiny little guys, so it shouldn't be too much a problem. They do great at cleaning up algae too. I got some three days or so ago and they've already got my 10g tank pretty much spotless.

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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...923&pcatid=923
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:49 PM   #3 
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Would I need a filter with those? I don't really have a small filter, only a big one for like a 30g tank that you can't adjust the flow.
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I believe that you would need a filter... but I think you'll need a filter regardless of what type of algae eater or any other fish that you get. I've modified my filter heavily by putting a sponge over the intake and cutting up a plastic bottle to baffle the outflow.
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Eolith, can you post a pic of how you modified the filter outflow? i'm curious if it would work for me as well, altho my betta doesnt seem to have a problem with the current it produces.

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