Not when you buy them. And regardless, they still eat their various feelers. I have seen otos kept happily in 10g's. I am not speaking of foot long Chinese and Siamese algae eaters, I am speaking of Otocinclus, the fish that gets 2 or less inches long.AJE said:Ghost shrimp are about the same size as a betta
I like fish123 said:Just because they are small doesn't mean they can be kept in small tanks.Here's my 1 cent. Keep whatever you want, even an oscar if you want in that 10 gallon, but if it doesn't meet it's care needs it will not be a happy fish and might die.The choice is yours, we can't stop you from doing something, we can only tell you what's right and what's wrong.
Siamese algae eaters don't get a foot long. Otocinclus prefer more stability of the tank and more space then a 10 gallon. They are also not a bottom feeder but go all over the tank like a pleco. You could keep them but they won't live a good quality life. Also if you don't have a lot of algae and they don't learn to eat fish food/vegetables they will starve.Dinoknight said:I am not speaking of foot long Chinese and Siamese algae eaters, I am speaking of Otocinclus, the fish that gets 2 or less inches long.
Even 30 gallon is not enough... they need something more like a 75 gallon. And I think he was just using it as an example.Dinoknight said:I would never keep an oscar in anything less than a 30g.
You shouldn't rely on a fish to clean. I think you meant algae eating fish (just assuming).Dinoknight said:I meant cleaner
Depends on fish, plants, algae, etc.Dinoknight said:would you suggest a group of otos for a 36g?
A 10 gallon is too small for cory's, they're way too activeYale Kim said:Ottos are kind of sensitive, maybe try some cories or something like that.
I think a lot of that may be due to the fish coming from LFS that have similar water to ours. My water is on the hard side and my pH is around 7.8. My Otos and Neons do fine in it.Dinoknight said:Yeah, plus our water is awfully hard. Honestly, I'm surprised the neons have even survived, given the fact that they are neons, and the are soft water, but apparently they are fine. As for the snails, they are doing fine.