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Old 05-31-2011, 11:18 AM   #1 
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can a betta live with a algea eater

Can a betta live with a algae eater in a 10 gallon tank .
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #2 
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well yes.

I got 2 apple snails and 2 amano shrimps with my 2 females on my 10G. :P

Some bettas tends to eat the shrimps, but I got lucky with my girls xD
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:31 AM   #3 
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ok thanks. is a 10 gallon tank perfect for one betta
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:36 AM   #4 
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well, the basic "rule" is:

2.5G per betta, so you could have up to 4 females in a 10G or if it's a long tank rather than tall, you can put up to 3 dividers and put the males on it, I'd say a single betta would live like king in a 10G, haha, my male used to live all alone on a 10G, now I have a 5G coming for him since I got my females. =]
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #5 
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Can a betta live with a algae eater in a 10 gallon tank .
Before anybody answers, "Yes", I think we need to know what type of algae eater you are thinking of getting.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:11 PM   #6 
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chinese algae eaters
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:16 PM   #7 
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chinese algae eaters get pretty big, and eventually aggressive, they'll actually eat the slime coat off other fish, bettas are too slow to get away from them very well
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NO, NO, NO - a THOUSAND times NO!!!!

They need a MINIMUM 20 gal. tank & get to be VERY aggressive as they age.

My daughter-in-law just lost THREE fish in her 38 gal. community tank to a CAE - a male & female sword fish & a female betta (she caught him in the act of killing "Lilly", but it was too late).

Hardly the cute little algae eater she purchased 1 1/2 years ago!!! He is now by himself in a 5 gal. tank till she can rehome him.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #9 
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Chinese Algae Eaters are even more aggressive then betta's. They're known fish killers and not very good pets. Do NOT I repeat do NOT put a betta with them or any fish actually. It's exactly like Metalbetta said.

Shrimps, snails anything BUT that thing.
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No, but some other good ones are corydora catfish. I bet 4-5 would be really good in a 10 gallon. They are sensitive though.
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