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  1. Oh no! Bacteria from Oto to Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Just a quick one. I purchased two otos from my local aquatics store to put with my Half-Moon betta. The reason I got two was as a trial period. If he did not take to them, I would return them, but if he did, I would get more. Squiggles was doing great with them - basically ignored...
  2. 54 L: Betta and tank mates

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi all! I'm Roderick and I just started a 54L tank with live plants for a Betta. Although I've been researching re tank mates, I'm still pretty undecided. From my research I was thinking of having: A male Betta 10 neon tetras 2 Otos 2 Zebra Nerite Snails What is your opinion guys /...
  3. 15g Planted Community Stocking

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Tank: 15g. 24 x 12 x 12 Filter: Aquaclear 30, 2 foam filters & some Bio rings Heater: Hydor Theo 100w Lights: 2x 13w 6,500k CFLs. 10" above substrate. Substrate: 1"-1.5" Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix Capped with .5" - 1" Play Sand Driftwood: Mopani Plants: Wisteria and Moneywort I...
  4. How many Oto with my Betta?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a very easy going male Betta in a 10 gallon tank. He is 2 years old and has always done very well with tankmates (they have all either been moved to a larger tank, given away as gifts, or passed away). His glass tank is planted (medium to medium well I'd say) with a 5-15 gallon filter...
  5. Best Mix for a 20 gallon Sorority?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello to all! I need help finding the best mix of fish for my future 20-23 gallon tank. I'm hoping to get a long glass. The tank will have a Tetra 10-30i filter, lots of real plants (marimo ball, water sprite, java moss, and so on), heater, and decore. I keep my tank clean and my pwc up (I...
  6. Should I keep more than one Oto (otocinclus) with my Betta?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I posted a question about what kind of Bottom Feeders I could keep with my Betta, and all I got was snails. I would much rather not get snails since, they produce alot of waste, and I dont want a bunch of baby snails. Anyways, after a little research, I decided I liked the Oto's. I didn't find...
  7. Thinking of adding Otos.

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have a 10 gallon with one male betta and currently three oto cats (I had gotten four as suggested by multiple sites, but one died during quarantine). They don't seem stressed, but I wouldn't mind getting one or two more if my tank can sustain them. (My tank has been stable with my betta...
  8. Otocinclus Catfish

    Other Fish
    I've read many differing viewpoints on care for these little guys. I recently (just over 2 days ago) aquired an oto and would like to know how people have helped theirs thrive. In my tank I already had 6 Ghost Shrimp, a marimo moss ball, an Endoa plant, a Lucky Bamboo, a filter, heater, a light...
  9. Which fish can be placed with a single male betta?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I bought a betta from my local pet store a few weeks ago. He went from being in the tiny store bowl to a 1-2 gallon bowl and now I have him in a 10 gallon tank. :) In the aggressive range, i think he might be a 6 or 7 (10 being the highest). When he was in the 2 gallon bowl I put a male guppy...
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