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Old 06-09-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
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Yet another betta compatibility question

Ok I know this has been discussed to death it seems but I have not made any decision yet so I ask here. My son has a cycled 5 gal tank with one male betta and one oto. What other fish that would remain small would go in this tank with the current inhabitants? The tank has a filter, heater and a light. Any opinions?
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Opinions on these fish with bettas? And I don't mean all together LOL. Danios, white cloud minnows, cherry barbs, gold barbs, rasboras, platies, mollies or corydoras?
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The tank is just too small for any more fish IMO. Maybe you could go with like 1 or 2 ghost shrimp. BTW, you do know ottos are herbivores and will starve to death if you don't feed it veggies and/or algae wafers, right?
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maybe 2-3 corys the pandas. since their a little smaller i think
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The tank is just too small for any more fish IMO. Maybe you could go with like 1 or 2 ghost shrimp. BTW, you do know ottos are herbivores and will starve to death if you don't feed it veggies and/or algae wafers, right?
That is my thought..... or a cherry shrimp for color if you can $$ for it

No cories as evan my pygmys are an inch and they prefer groups.. jmho
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3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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The tank is just too small for any more fish IMO. Maybe you could go with like 1 or 2 ghost shrimp. BTW, you do know ottos are herbivores and will starve to death if you don't feed it veggies and/or algae wafers, right?
Actually I didn't know that, I just feed algae wafers to all algae eaters and like to provide all fish with veggies. Cucumbers in a veggie clip or peas are the ones I feed most. Nice to know that I was doing something right even though I didn't know why.
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Thanks everyone for your advice. It is much appreciated.
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vince is selling cherries for 2.25 right now. thats pretty good. and there always other shrimp otu there.
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wow I would like a cherry for 2.50 around here if you can find em they are 5-10
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3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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