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Thread: What to get now
11-08-2012, 08:41 PM #1
What to get now
I've managed to find someone to take my bully of a gourami, so I'm now on the lookout for something to put in my 10g tall with one Oto.
The short list so far is:
A betta. I love bettas, but I'm worried about it possibly having territorial issues with the Oto. My last betta was really laid back, but you can't guarantee that another will be.
2 dwarf puffers. Would love some, but again, they have a reputation for not playing well with others.
A small shoal of Endlers. I really love the look of them, and they're probably the best option for keeping the Oto safe.
I'd welcome opinions, or any other suggestions.
11-09-2012, 06:37 AM #2
Neons tetras would be a good idea, or embers or phantoms. Either or should work in your tank with an oto.Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL
Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.
11-09-2012, 07:40 AM #3
Just so you know, I have been told by more than a couple sources that otos are about the only thing dwarf puffers will get along with. I haven't tried it myself. Our four dwarfs don't have any tankmates except for the snails in the tank with them and those are for them to hunt, but you might get it to work. If you do decide to try them I would either watch very closely for signs of intestinal parasites or just go ahead and treat them for it right off the bat. And I say that while being someone who is avidly against treating for ANYTHING without a positive diagnosis. Those little guys are so prone to it tho. We lost three of them in the beginning just trying to maintain a stock of four. Like we bought four, lost one, replaced him, lost another, replaced her, lost the first replacement. It sucked. But once they get past a certain size you are in the clear. When you buy them the bigger the better. It's always the really little guys that drop from it, and they will be fine for days and then out of nowhere dead in twelve hours.
11-10-2012, 03:27 PM #4
You might try a female betta rather than a male - less aggression. The females are getting more and more finny and colourful now, and they have the personality.
11-11-2012, 04:24 PM #5
I've been thinking of putting a betta sorority in my 120L, so maybe I'll try a couple in the smaller tank first.
Very much leaning towards a crowntail male for the small tank though. I can always move the oto to the bigger tank, though I'd like him to take care of the brown algae in the small one first.
11-11-2012, 05:28 PM #6
You could have a really neat school of micro rasbora, like chilli rasbora.
11-11-2012, 05:42 PM #7
0Originally Posted by ~firefly~
11-11-2012, 05:45 PM #8
wow these are really pretty...unfortunately my betta would eat them all up even if i had room in my ten gallon for more fish WHICH I DON'T BTW...any more fish other than the three julii cory cats i have in there would be asking for it, and not in a good way.
good luck with your fish finding.
20 gal tall - Helios - HM Betta Male, 1 rasbora het, 2 rummy tetras, 1 glowlight tetra, 1 additional tetra, 1 zebra nerite, 10-15 cherry shrimp, Java Moss and crypto planted tank w/ Driftwood and Spider Wood
11-12-2012, 01:41 AM #9Member Goldfish
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Yeh my diamonds would eat them pretty quick. =( But this seems to be a moot point right now anyway since the tank seems to have neon tetra disease =/