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I just looked at the compatability chart and they say not to put Ottos in with Bettas. Any idea why not? Can you put any type of an algae eater in with a Betta?
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I think the main reason could be (just my opinion) that otto's need a strong water current & betta's hate that.

Any really peaceful catfish such as cory's or similar would be OK that also get air from the surface, if being kept in a tank with low circulation. Sometimes though, the hyper activity of some catfish may stress a betta out.
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Thanks Bernie! I didn't think of the water flow.
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I always had an Oto in Toby's(betta) tank....he's still there, actually, although Toby is gone. There was no problem.......
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Thanks guys! I was thinking of trying a couple in with him. If they don't work, I can always move them to one of my other tanks. That is what is so nice about having more than one tank.

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