11-17-2012, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Tetrabetta12
Hello All, I have a 10 gallon planted tank with 4 Neons, 4 Silvertips, and 2 Platties. I am going through some sort of diatom problem right now and i was wonder if purchasing a cory cat or a pleco would help? I was wondering if it would be too much for the tank to handle? Thanks.
neon tetras like to have more room to swim around, as they are a hyper fish. silvertips like larger groups of 10 and should be kept in a 15+, platties should be in a 20 also. oto cats are good for a 10. but i would only do 2. really the only thing suited for a small tank. most plecos need at least 20 gallons. common plecos are the worst to get for a small tank as they can get up to 2 feet.