I do very frequent water changes (2 25% a week) And I also have plants and like to create the perfect habitat for them. In other words, I create a magnet for algae. I have more than 10 types in my tank, growing on my filter, substrate (forming a disguisting green brown sludgy coating on my aquasoil that forms BUBBLES
) Driftwood, plants (Ones with about 25 super long delicate leaves in which you can't see the algae out of the water but it'll survive a scrubbing) and tank walls. This algae will form over everything, including spots impossible to clean (And After washing plants for an hour there'll still be algae). It's really hard for me to keep up with this
So, I was thinking, maybe get... 3 otos??? My cories aren't doing too well
The source where I got them isn't too good, but my hope that they'd be healthy obviously isn't working. Even my constant water changes WITH live plants kills them (So I'm certain it's not water quality) As well as a wide variety of foods (shrimp pellets, algae wafers, frozen blood worms, mysies shrimp) So I get this feeling that soon Neon will be alone again. WELL, do you think 10 gallons with 2 25% water changes a week and a Betta with 3 otos (Some sources will say 10 gals minimum but around here it is usually said around 20) And an airstone ^.^ (Hey, they need oxygen rich tanks and I don't want to bring out high flow filter) I could make that work? Or, if the cories do okay, 5 pygmies, 3 otos, and a Betta? If not I'd be willing to give the Cori's to a friend. BUT still...