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Old 08-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #1 
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Question Tank Mates???

I've been looking online for fish compatible with my betta and pleco and so far all I've seen is what not to have. I'm going to get a 10 gallon tank soon and I want to add a few more fish. Any ideas on what fish to get and how many I can have would be really awesome ^_^
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #2 
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You do know that a pleco can grow up to a foot (or more) in size right?
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:46 PM   #3 
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You could always get a snail :)
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #4 
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Hmmm.... Cories? Tetras?

Correct me if I'm wrong..I'm not good with tank mates or breeding. x3
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 AM   #5 
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Hmmm.... Cories? Tetras?

Correct me if I'm wrong..I'm not good with tank mates or breeding. x3
My guy is with pygmy corries and seems to leave them alone.

Untill he wants to steal their food.

He Ate the shrimp i tried him with
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #6 
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I'll post my standard reply to these types of questions:

It really depends on your betta's personality. Some are sweethearts who don't seem to mind having tankmates; others are psychopathic killers who will murder anything that moves (I have both types of bettas).

If your betta has a sweetheart personality, you can try adding a tankmate. This should be something that in no way resembles another betta (so avoid anything colorful and with long flowy fins).

Keep in mind that if it doesn't work out you will need to remove either the betta or the new tankmate and house them separately. This means that now you will have 2 tanks to care for.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #7 
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I'll post my standard reply to these types of questions:

It really depends on your betta's personality. Some are sweethearts who don't seem to mind having tankmates; others are psychopathic killers who will murder anything that moves (I have both types of bettas).

If your betta has a sweetheart personality, you can try adding a tankmate. This should be something that in no way resembles another betta (so avoid anything colorful and with long flowy fins).

Keep in mind that if it doesn't work out you will need to remove either the betta or the new tankmate and house them separately. This means that now you will have 2 tanks to care for.
But how do you know if your betta has a sweetheart personality? Mine just flares at everything. Does that mean he's not good for tankmates?
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #8 
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Do you know what kind of Pleco it is? Not all can grow up to a foot and some can grow larger than a foot.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:48 PM   #9 
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i would try snails or maybe small shrimp. but don't get anything colorful, like Fermin said.
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