Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #1 
VegaFrankieTwee
New Member
 
VegaFrankieTwee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Question Glofish?

Currently i have a 10 gallon tank with 1 female betta, 1 female molly, and 1 pleco. They all get allong perfectly fine and are healthy.
I was considering adding 3 or more glo fish but I'm not sure if it would be a wise decision.
My female betta likes to hunt food as it falls off the top and the molly and pleco are both her size. Do you think she would go after the glofish or would they be fine?

(picture of tank and fish in my album)
VegaFrankieTwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #2 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
My question is, are Glofish Danios? If so, heck no. My danios are savages lol They are fast fin nippers. I have no idea if the glo makes them any different. Personally I wouldn't support something that alters animals.
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #3 
bettafish15
Member
 
bettafish15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Glofish are indeed danios, and no they cannot go in a 10g, even if there were no other fish in the tank. :/ They are very active fish, so need about 20 gallons.

Also, what kind of pleco do you have? All types of plecos grow too big for a 10g, even the small bristlenose plecos.
bettafish15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #4 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettafish15 View Post
Glofish are indeed danios, and no they cannot go in a 10g, even if there were no other fish in the tank. :/ They are very active fish, so need about 20 gallons.

Also, what kind of pleco do you have? All types of plecos grow too big for a 10g, even the small bristlenose plecos.
One bristle nose pleco is fine in a 10g tank, they grow to be 3". These are highly recommended by the tropical community for small tanks. But sadly, 95% of pet store plecos are Commons = 24" max.
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #5 
VegaFrankieTwee
New Member
 
VegaFrankieTwee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Yeah they are genetically altered zebra danio's. I'm trying to figure out what gender and type of pleco I have. I think its just a common, but idk. it has two horns like nostrils and then spikes in 3 rows on either side. Plus when it grows o so much I will get a bigger tank.
VegaFrankieTwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:06 PM   #6 
bettafish15
Member
 
bettafish15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitluvs View Post
One bristle nose pleco is fine in a 10g tank, they grow to be 3". These are highly recommended by the tropical community for small tanks. But sadly, 95% of pet store plecos are Commons = 24" max.
I have to disagree, BN plecos grow to be 5-8 inches.
bettafish15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:15 PM   #7 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by bettafish15 View Post
I have to disagree, BN plecos grow to be 5-8 inches.
That is Max at optimal conditions. It is well known that most fish do not reach their max size in captivity, even under great conditions. Common Plecos can reach 24" but most stop at 12-14" even with large tanks.

So to you as well, I have to disagree. Most sites will tell you 12-15cm which is 4-6".

Anyways, I doubt the OP actually has a BNP so lets put the rulers away?
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #8 
bettafish15
Member
 
bettafish15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegaFrankieTwee View Post
Yeah they are genetically altered zebra danio's. I'm trying to figure out what gender and type of pleco I have. I think its just a common, but idk. it has two horns like nostrils and then spikes in 3 rows on either side. Plus when it grows o so much I will get a bigger tank.
Hm... it seems like it COULD be a BN, could you perhaps take a picture of it?
bettafish15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
female betta, glofish

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GloFish? hannah16 Betta Fish Compatibility 5 03-23-2011 07:24 PM
Glofish? ChelseaK Betta Fish Compatibility 4 12-06-2010 05:14 PM
Betta & Glofish heythatsme Betta Fish Compatibility 10 11-08-2010 09:54 PM
Glofish? dukie1346 Betta Fish Compatibility 31 01-18-2010 05:23 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.