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Betta Tankmates
June 28, 2008
8:57 pm
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Malti
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I just set up my tank (actually it was set up before was waiting for the water to age) and have currently got some bettas in it. I was thinking of adding some Corydoras paleatus and I also have some Apple and Mystery snails. Do you think they'd be compatible? what about Megalechis thoracata / plecs?

ps the Betta Splendens profile needs some tweaking, temperature and hardness have some funny symbols. Bet its Matt's fault /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

June 28, 2008
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the cory's and Hoplo will be fine depending on tank size.
Whats the size of the tank?

June 28, 2008
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its 5 1/2 feet long, divided in 3 sections ... approx 150L (50L each section), cause its not filled to the top

June 28, 2008
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i'd leave the thorocata out, for one they grow pretty big and two they do mad dashes through the tank which might disturb your Betta's to much.
what bett's are you putting in?.

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June 28, 2008
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betta splendens, got CTs VTs and HMs

June 28, 2008
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Oh cripes, not that one too. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> It is indirectly my fault, how did you guess? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> When I open profiles to edit them here in Spain copying and pasting the ° symbol makes all that crap appear when I save it. Worked it out now (it works ok using ALT+0176) but couldn´t remember all the ones I´d been in hehe.

I think the corys and snails would be ok with the Betta Karlos but not the hoplos unfortunately. They get a bit big and are quite boisterous, especially at feeding time when they really charge about. Plecs, hmmm. A group of Otocinclus would be my choice, can you get those in Malta? The bigger plecs are all definitely out but some of the smaller L numbers could be ok. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Edit: lol Mick has posted almost the same thing while I was sorting the profile out. Sorry for the repetition!

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June 28, 2008
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thanks to both of you...actually I don't know what plecs we get in Malta, usually they're black and spotted, although variations exist. the LFS experts when asked say its a pleco...and thats it

June 28, 2008
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This is an Otocinclus Karlos.

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The one I really like is the zebra oto, O. cocama though. Bit more expensive but well worth it if you can get hold of some. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

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June 28, 2008
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well i think we get the common plecs here mainly

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June 29, 2008
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LOL @ the plec face /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Big difference between teensie Otos and Pleco-saurus . Maybe teensie Gyrinochelus Aymoneiri (Chinese Algae Eaters) would work for a little while? (If you cant get Otos)

June 29, 2008
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The CAE may be commonly available but isn't a good community fish. As they grow they lose interest in algae and become territorial.

Karlos, when you say your tank is divided into 3 sections of 50L for bettas I assume that there is no way for fish to swim between sections? If so then I agree with Matt about snails or otocinclus being a good choice. The only corydoras that would be suitable are the dwarf species (C. habrosus, C hastatus etc) whilst C. paleatus would grow too large - there just wouldn't be enough swimming room for a small shoal in any of the individual sections.

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June 29, 2008
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thats right, fish can't go from one section to another. I think I'd better remeasure the sections to be certain of the volumes

June 29, 2008
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i would still go with the dwarf cory sp Karlos, like Eyriehas said, you could get a collony of each to go in your sections.

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July 7, 2008
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I'd opt for coolie loaches .

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