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Old 07-24-2009, 10:04 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My Betta Killed my/his corys

First post and gotta say this is a great site!

I have a 10g tank, some plants, a statue and a tree stump cave thingy. I have 4 ghost shrimp, 3 peppered corys and 4 sunset platys. After the tank stabilized I introduced Nick Saban, my red vt male. He explored and seemed very happy, ignoring the other fish unless they came near the cave stump and he'd chase them off. After observing for an hour the wife and I went to dinner.... 3 dead corys upon my return. Platys seem all right, he's ignoring them and the shrimp.

Any advice on another algae eater? Perhaps more than 3?

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. All I can say is that bettas are very territorial and some do ok with tankmates and some don't. It really depends on the personality of the betta.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:11 AM   #3 
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I don't know what to tell you. I have Otos, they do well with my girl Gabriel.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:03 AM   #4 
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I have otto's in with Zeus. He likes to check them out and sometimes lays his fins over them, but leaves them alone.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:12 AM   #5 
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I've been studying the tank and noticed that Saban doesn't go to the other 1/2 of the tank. I think the outflow on the filter may be acting as a current wall to him and he feels like he's in a smaller area and that may be increasing his aggressiveness?
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:19 AM   #6 
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Make a diffuser for the out flow then
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:19 AM   #7 
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Thanks... I did and now Saban is moving from one side of the tank to the other. The added benefit is that when the food hits the downflow it shoots down and adds some "life" to the food, platys seem to love chasing the flakes down and even Saban will leave his pellets to hit a few flakes before retiring to watch the children play about. I'll get some pictures of my tank in a while when everything settles down a bit.

Thanks again for the information.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #8 
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Ihave 2 females and they get along fine. another betta might work unless your fish isa boy
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #9 
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i have a three gallon tank with four plants and a little cave thingy i am planing to get either another female betta and one cory or three cory and one female betta
already have the female seems to be very happy
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what are otos
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