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This topic contains 13 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  andy rushworth 9 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #299560

    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

    #306865

    Richy
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    the cory’s and Hoplo will be fine depending on tank size.
    Whats the size of the tank?

    #306866

    Malti
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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

    #306867

    mickthefish
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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?.

    mick

    #306868

    Malti
    Participant

    betta splendens, got CTs VTs and HMs

    #306869

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Oh cripes, not that one too. /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.

    #306871

    Malti
    Participant

    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

    #306873

    Matt
    Keymaster

    This is an Otocinclus Karlos.

    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.

    Attached files

    #306874

    Malti
    Participant

    well i think we get the common plecs here mainly

    #306875

    Reva
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    LOL @ the plec face

    #306879

    Eyrie
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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.

    #306881

    Malti
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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

    #306882

    mickthefish
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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.

    mick

    #307169

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    I’d opt for coolie loaches .

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