Thread: Betta + Oto = ?
09-17-2008, 04:05 AM #1
Betta + Oto = ?
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.
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09-17-2008, 06:20 AM #2
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..
09-17-2008, 10:55 AM #3
If the chasing continues it is an indication of the betta being stressed, in which case I'd move the otos.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
09-18-2008, 12:31 PM #4Originally Posted by gm72
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+.My AC Fish Gallery:
Another gallery with my fish
21 Gallon - 3 Ornate Tetras, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto cat, 7 Amano shrimp, 1 Peckoltia brevis, 1 clown pleco
15 Gallon - 1 clown pleco, 6 threadfin rainbows
10 Gallon - 7 Galaxy Rasboras, 4 Betta rutilans, Cherry shrimp, 1 Hillstream Loach
65 Gallon - Cycling!