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Holyvision
09-17-2008, 04:05 AM
I put 2 otos into an 8 gallon tank with 1 betta, is this a mistake? I can move them into a 30 gallon if needed.

I just keep seeing the Betta chase them around and around (probably because he has a bubble nest built...), and I don't want him to hurt them or for them to get too stressed out.

Thanks.

Gemstone
09-17-2008, 06:20 AM
If your tank has enough hiding places for the ottos then they should be fine...

You could add a snail...my bettas love their snails for some odd reason or other...I often find t hem resting on the poor critters..

gm72
09-17-2008, 10:55 AM
If the chasing continues it is an indication of the betta being stressed, in which case I'd move the otos.

Sasquatch
09-18-2008, 12:31 PM
If the chasing continues it is an indication of the betta being stressed, in which case I'd move the otos.

Ditto, not to mention that it's probably stressing out the otos.

They'll be fine in a 30g tank. If you have the room, you should probably give them a few friends too. Otos like to be in groups of 6+.