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Old 12-24-2012, 10:33 PM   #1 
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easy betta tank mates?

what is an easy betta tank mate? i was thinking a brissle nose plec or a snail but what kind of snail? could i do a brissle plec and a snail? my betta is in a huge ten gallon all by him self so he needs a friend cause i think he's verry gentle, he wont even flair at his reflection he just swims away lol.
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Depends on tank size.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:46 PM   #3 
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I would say no to a BN pleco I simply feel it's too large for a 10 gallon.
Some easier fish for a 10 gallon would include glowlight tetras, lemon tetras, black neon tetra (6-7 of any of these- stick to one species). Three lined cories (4-6 of them). Platies (3-5). Also there's African dwarf frogs (1-3).
The cories and dwarf frogs will stay on the bottom if that's what you are looking for.
Isn't too much room in a 10 gallon, so stick to one other type of fish for him to live with.
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ok thx but im afraid of tetras niping so those are a maby the corys, also do you know of a good easy snail that will clean up the mess of a plec? id put that with the betta to
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all the ones that have been mentioned, and i'd suggest platies as well. if you stock them, though, you should stick mainly to the primarily black/white breeds (such as panda platies) so the bright colors don't encourage attacking.
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But tankmates is also affected by tank size.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #7 
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by "clean up the mess of a plec" do you mean something that will clean up its poop? The only way to do that is clean the tank - nothing, not even snails will eat fish waste. And plecos poop ALOT
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OP is the tank 10 gallons?
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ok thx but im afraid of tetras niping so those are a maby the corys, also do you know of a good easy snail that will clean up the mess of a plec? id put that with the betta to
Tiki is right, nothing will clean up the mess a pleco makes.
You could pick up an apple/mystery snail, will eat leftover food scraps and algae if that's what you meant.
Cory cats do best on a sand bottom, or smooth gravel. 4-5 of them with the snail would work out. I'd say julli cories or pepper would be the easiest option. Bronze can also work, they are larger so not as good of a choice. You can try the pandas but they're known to be a little more sensitive.
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We need to know tank size different fish need different size tanks.
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