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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 AM
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You learn something new every day! I had no idea Otos liked to be in groups of 3 or more. I'll have to go get my guy a couple buddies I think.
PLEASE!! No more tankmates for your bettas!!!

your tank would be WAY overstcoked, especially with 3 ottos or a snail.

You could upgrade to a 5 gal. and then buy a snail.

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I'm not really a big fan of snails, and gotcha I was thinking it would be too small for another fish
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ok just making sure you know bettas need atleast 2.5 gallons with a heater to keep the water at 82 degrees, and a 10 gallon if you want tank mates :)
Thanks for asking here before you bought anything ::::)))))

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PLEASE!! No more tankmates for your bettas!!!

your tank would be WAY overstcoked, especially with 3 ottos or a snail.

You could upgrade to a 5 gal. and then buy a snail.

I'm not the OP. My tank is a 10 gallon and the betta is the only guy in there, so I would think that another would be okay :) . Perhaps I'm incorrect though.

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ok just making sure you know bettas need atleast 2.5 gallons with a heater to keep the water at 82 degrees, and a 10 gallon if you want tank mates :)
Thanks for asking here before you bought anything ::::)))))
That is actually incorrect.

Bettas can survive in a 1 gallon bowl. Provided it is heated and the proper water changes are done. I have successfully kept bettas in 1 gallon tanks and nothing happened and my fish were happy as clams because I did the water changes. Maybe you should read some more about betta keeping before posting.

But to the OP. Your tank is too small for another fish. However, snails and shrimp are an option. Just be aware that bettas sometimes see them as a snack, and not a friend. ;)

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Myrainbowbettafish likes to recommend things that are more comfortable than minimum :) nothing wrong with that :D

But I do agree that 1 gallon is the absolute minimum
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