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Old 04-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #1 
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Sorority Tank Mates

Starting a sorority but what would be a nice thing to clean up the bottom? Would a bristlenose pleco work? Or would an oto work better? We do have bottom feeder pellets for it/them. It's going to be 5 females in a 10 gal. I would prefer the pleco though as we have one already/

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #2 
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A pleco is going to be too big and messy for a 10 gallon. With 5 girls, you are pretty much fully stocked. :) A gravel vacuum will be your best bottom cleaner.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #3 
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #4 
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Would a couple of Endlers or guppies do well with females? I might end up with one female in a community and this store nearby has feeder guppies for about 10c each.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #5 
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It should be alright. Just QT them for a few weeks at the least. I had an outbreak of columnaris and 4 of my girls died. I'm treating the tank now, but I don't think it's going to last soon. I think snails or shrimp will be a better option.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #6 
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They would do well but you don't have room for any more fish.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #7 
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ghost shrimp would be the best bet very small bio load like 3-4 of them
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #8 
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I mean instead of a sorority. A female with some guppies.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #9 
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I find that sororities do better in larger tanks generally. 20-40g work very well and give you room to add good sorority companions like Panda corys in a group of 6. Also more room for live plants, decor, hides and Ive found them easier to keep a steady cycle as well. Plus you can add more girls if you find some you like.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #10 
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With just one female, yes, some Endlers or guppies would be fine, providing you have hard, alkaline water. :)
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