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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question What will fit?Will anything fit?

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I was wondering what (if anything) can I fit in a 2.5gal with gandalf?
He is a tailbiter and I have heard it can be beneficial to add a little buddy, I'm not saying he's lonely, but I'm ready to try anything to stop the tailbiting!Also frogs are in no way going to be going in there-it wouldn't be fair to the frog especially since if the frog were to swallow one of gandalf's pellets it would cause internal blockage, I like the idea of some shrimp, or even a snail-still trying to decide on snails...

All suggestions would be appreciated, I understand a snail probably wouldnt be possible due to the bioload but I would like to have a look at this possibility just in case! :)

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maybe a few ghost shrimp?a warning though, i woke up one day after buying two new ghost shrimp and one was entirely missing and the other one was....well it was gross to look at haha
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i would advise instead buying decorations for your tank! an ample amount of decorations keeps your betta from getting bored while also adding beauty to the tank!
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he has a rather large decoration which he adores and a leaf hammock and live plant, I dont think anymore decor will fit!

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Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


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is your betta aggressive?
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I would say go with either snails, instead of shrimp. I bought 6 red cherry shrimp yesterday for a 26 gallon divided and both my VT and CT hunted them down, I believe I just watched the last one get eaten.... I hope they enjoyed their 12$ meal... at least the two malaysian trumpet snails are doing okay since they can't bite through their shells.

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Not with other species as far as I know, but with females...woooow he can beat them up, what sort of snail would be ok for a 2.5 gallon considering there is also gandalfs bioload to factor in?

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Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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Ok, will have a look on google and see what they're like!Thanks
I found a little catfish I like the look of: Otocinclus tapirape-it's the smallest type of oto, I was wondering, do those need to be in a group or could I keep one on it's own with gandalf?

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Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


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Ok, will have a look on google and see what they're like!Thanks
I found a little catfish I like the look of: Otocinclus tapirape-it's the smallest type of oto, I was wondering, do those need to be in a group or could I keep one on it's own with gandalf?
You could, but you have to make sure that they'll be small enough for their entire life to fit in a 2.5 gallon. Algae eating catfish are pooping machines since they graze all the time. So you also have to remember it will spike the ammonia and you'll have to change the water more frequently. Also, if you don't have algae in there you'll have to feed it too.

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