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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Tankmates in a 5.5 Gallon

Hey guys,

I'm upgrading the betta at my work's tank to a 5.5 gallon (I'll be posting about that later when I get everything set up and transferred) that is heavily planted, filtered with a baffled Marina s10 Slim, and heated to 80*. Some people wanted to know if there's any other livestock I can add, and I have so far told them no unless they want to upgrade to a 10 gallon. However, I thought I'd ask you guy's opinion on if there are any tankmates that would be suitable for a tank that size that won't bother/be harassed by the betta.

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No fish but apple snails soe shrimp heritage snails but please do double the water changes if you add tank mates but snails are your best bet some bettas eat shrimp.
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Like Choclate Betta said, you can really only have shrimp or snails. With shrimp its a 50/50 chance. Your betta could eat it or live peacefully. If you do get either one, you might want to change the water more often like Choc also said.

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Thanks I would say a 75 percent weekly or 50 percent weekly might work.
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Thanks, guys. That's pretty much what I was thinking too, but I thought I'd ask in case I was missing something.

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I would say Nettie's are best.
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