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Old 09-01-2009, 10:40 AM   #11
 
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Bristles are perfectly fine all by themselves. For your tank size only one would be recommended, IMHO. I know that the albino bristles stay smaller than the the "standard" version of bristle so you may want to go with an albino. If you want to add otos I'd get three, as otos need to have company of their own to hang with in order to feel safe & comfortable.

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Old 09-02-2009, 02:18 AM   #12
 
cool im going to get the bristle (albino) sometime next week and some otos(if i can find a supplier)

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Old 09-02-2009, 05:36 PM   #13
 
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I know wal-mart in my area usually has otos and they practically can't give them away. I have serious reservations about buying any fish from wal-mart though. I've heard too many horror stories...I did buy my tiger barbs from them since my lfs was out and backordered when I wanted to get them, and they have been fine. I know several people who have bought fish from wal-mart and didn't quarantine them and the wal-mart fish were carrying various diseases and had entire tanks wiped...again, probably their fault for no quarantine so your mileage may vary should that be the route you choose to procure the otos.

Definitely go with the smaller plecos as the others have said. A common pleco will get much too large for a 20 gal.

Good luck with your new fish!
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:49 AM   #14
 
cool thanks herky i wont trust wal-mart for now
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #15
 
also im looking to get some qouramis possible dwark r pearl gourmais anyone have thoughts
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #16
 
omg im so bad at spelling
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:40 AM   #17
 
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I would stick with pearl gouramis. They are much hardier than the dwarf gouramis who are often suceptible to viral infections that are both highly contagious and untreatable and the Pearl gouramis can live up to ten years.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:55 AM   #18
 
any pics of ya setup ?
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #19
 
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I would stick with pearl gouramis. They are much hardier than the dwarf gouramis who are often suceptible to viral infections that are both highly contagious and untreatable and the Pearl gouramis can live up to ten years.
OOPS! Pearl gouramis would get too large for 20 gal tank.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:02 AM   #20
 
hmm
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