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I have a 10 gal planted tank with a beautiful crowntail betta, 5 ottos, and 8 neons. I have never had any experience with African dwarf frogs and was wondering if one would cause any problems in this tank. I am mostly concerned with waking up one morning and having a hunk missing out of my betta’s tail. Thoughts/experiences?
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Small Fry with Ketchup
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No personal experiences, just what I've read.

1. Be sure you get an ADF, and not an ACF, african clawed frog, pet stores get them mixed up all the time.

2. Heard that they're actually very slow moving and can be out competed for food.

Personally I think you're pretty much at the limit with that tank. I'm always concerned about 10 gallons being stocked heavily. Knowing ottos and knowing bettas, you've got two opposite fish in that tank, ottos liking it to be cool and fast moving water and bettas liking calm warm waters. I wouldn't add anything more to the tank.


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ottos liking it to be cool and fast moving water

Not to derail the thread, but I doubt this based on what I know. Ottos primarily live among plants and roots. At the very least the water flow is slower around these reeds and structures, compared to plecs that like fast-moving water which tend not to have any structure other than rocks. The water is probably not that cool, although the water maybe cooler than what bettas live in. Furthermore, otos also have adaptations that allow them to breathe atmospheric oxygen, which means they're actually adapted to places that could have low oxygen at some times, which is not cool, fast-flowing water.

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