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Old 03-25-2007, 01:05 AM   #11 
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bettas are pretty and i consider putting one in my 5 gal if my swordtail breeding scheme doesnt work out. mostly i just posted because i love your bettas name
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:01 PM   #12 
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I hous 21males in 10g tanks . I have Alibino BN plecos { Bristal nose } in there tanks. I have corys for bottom clean up. The best thing for breding is to lower the water level to around 3 to 5 inches. when i do lower the water the others gointo a 20g tank. OTOs are really good for a short period ith bettas. But they are really sencative to water changes and there for not to good to be in a tank you change more then 50
5 of the water.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:39 PM   #13 
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Dan's tank is fully cycled and heavily planted, since I have him as a pet rather than as a stud (no perjorative intended - just a matter of differing intent. I have neither the time nor space to breed him.)

With that the case, I change out about a gallon and a half weekly. So about 30%. Figure ottos could handle that? If you looked at Danz Digz in my tanks, you'll see that the three rose quartzes are starting to green up, and I woulnd't mind having someone to clear that off, to wit, an otto.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:03 AM   #14 
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I ike oto's they are good algee eaters and work good. I've kept them in a few of my tanks with the males. But as far as algee removers there's nothing that beats the Albino BN. Those lttie guys will eat any type of algee , anywhere on anything. LOL. don't get me wrong I'm not saying that the otos aren't good algee eaters or good with bettas.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:07 PM   #15 
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I hear you about the albino BNs. I have a pair of really young ones in a guppy tank at the moment, waiting for me to set up a big (90-120 gallon) Amazon tank and they keep it sparkling. Unfortunately, Dan's tank really isn't set up for the comfort of a bottom dweller that can get 4" long. The substrate is shallow and a bit too large to have a really good hold on the plants, and there are no really good caves. (When Dan hides, there's a couple of nice plant bowers that he can slide into and me mostly out of sight.)

So Ottos it is. Needed to get three more anyway for a tank that I have cycling. They can hang out in Dan's tank until that's ready (or if he gets cranky with them, they can go in the 20 gallon with the rest of the ottos.)
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