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Old 01-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #1 
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Tank broke, question about compatibility.

My 55 gallon just fell apart. Well it leaked a lot. I need to rehome my goldfish but I have a few leads on that.

Question is I have a betta in a 20g long, can I put an albino pleco with him?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #2 
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ive heard from a recent (10 minutes ago) thread that plecos become carnivores after they mature.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 PM   #3 
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Hey there,

Hmm I know of people who have kept bettas with plecos but I would be wary about doing so..... the plecos we have regularly chew the fins of the other fish and sometimes try to suck on their sides causing damage. I wouldn't personally reccommend it....
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #4 
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Have you tried resealing the 55g with new aquarium silicone sealant?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #5 
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Yeah, if there are no cracks in the glass itself, you can just scrap off the old sealant and put new in. It's always good to test the seals with water in for a few days once it's completely set too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #6 
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It literally just broke five minutes before I posted. I'm at the point of I just dont want anything to do with it anymore.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:28 AM   #7 
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Well for now Ive just got the pleco floating in a cup in the betta tank to stay warm. Going to call a few pet stores and see if one will take all three goldfish and the pleco.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #8 
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Good luck. Hope everything works out. And sorry to hear about the tank. Has it had problems before? I love fixing leaky tanks, really kind of fun. And cheaper then getting a new one, lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 AM   #9 
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It was old but it held up for a few months with no problems. Really sucks but at least I still have my betta, I guess. Was hoping I'd be able to keep the pleco too but looks more like that's a no go.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:50 AM   #10 
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I don't think there would be any problems keeping your pleco floating in a container with your betta for a couple of days while you find a new tank or fix the other, just do a lot of water changes. It sucks to loose a fish.
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