01-24-2011, 11:49 AM
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Hey there Romad :)
I have considered placing my betta in the 2.5. Although, it's quite small in there. Even without plants in it. What is the smallest size tank a betta would be comfortable in?
And as for tank troubles. I will sum that up with Algae, Algae, Filter breaks, and more Algae. String algae, among others, was the beast. It infected my tank and several plants. Other plants did not do well over time and I removed many of them, but most due to algae. The removal of all the plants sparked tension in the tank. I assume territories were re-established and things got bitter between the zebra Danios and the Oto (they had always chased him, but not violently). The oto could not survive his injuries and perished :( He was my favorite in the tank too...
Have tried many things to defeat this string algae, but it still prevails, the best thing I can do is to manually remove it each week. I am going to get a couple nerite's to take the duty of mr. oto, but I dont know what to do about the sting algae.
On the bright side of things - i started with 1 java fern and now have four :) . The anubias plant is now two. And a few of the crypts are doing well, specifically undulata.