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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Friend for a male better?

I have two males at the moment. Both are in 5.5g tanks with filters and aquatic bamboo and some other plant I can't remember the name of. Lots of cloth and plastic plants for hiding.
Would be getting either of them a fish to 'keep company' be a good idea or not? If so, what? Something preferably low maintenance.

I've tried snails before, hate them. They're messy and gross. Had a cory cat back when I had a sorority but I thought he was getting too big and his wafers made a mess then the girls would eat them.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 12:27 AM
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well I have a very cheap fish from walmarts in my tank. its a long spotted bottom feeder fish that looks a fish you find in the creek. he is to fast for the betta to catch, he keeps my tank clean and he as a crush on my female betta. he is all ways with her
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shrimps? but some bettas eat them
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well I have a very cheap fish from walmarts in my tank. its a long spotted bottom feeder fish that looks a fish you find in the creek. he is to fast for the betta to catch, he keeps my tank clean and he as a crush on my female betta. he is all ways with her
Is it a coolie loach? I'm curious about your description of that "long spotted bottom feeder." lol.

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What about ghost shrimp? They're low maintenance & cheaper. :O

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Is it a coolie loach? I'm curious about your description of that "long spotted bottom feeder." lol.
I dont think it is I paid 20 cents for it, I'll be posting a pic of him, he is gold in color with black spots
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I dont think it is I paid 20 cents for it, I'll be posting a pic of him, he is gold in color with black spots
Interesting...

Wow that's a really cheap fish... yes post a pic of that mystery fish please ! (:

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in a 5.5, you can't really add much of anything. a snail, maybe some shrimp, but they might become food for your bettas. they're honestly perfectly fine alone. don't get lonely, and are happier alone.

in a 10 gallon, you can have a small school of cory catfish(they NEED schools), or a small school of neons(same as the cories). maybe 5-6 cories, or 5-6 neons. not both. no less than a school of 5.
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Interesting...

Wow that's a really cheap fish... yes post a pic of that mystery fish please ! (:
I did he is in my pics
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That is a cool looking fish!!!

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