Shrimp, may it be ghost shrimp or amano shrimp
Originally Posted by CluelessBettaOwner
Hi, I am going to get some tank mates for my 2 bettas. They are both in seperate tanks. An 2ft by 1ft by 1ft tank and a 18inch by 10inch by 10inch. Although I am not going to get them tank mates now, (since Johnny is still recovering) I will soon after his better.
So what fish/marine animals can be kept with them and what do I need for them. I am a begginer fishkeeper so nothing too hard please.
All suggestions are appreciated!
are very easy to care for, eat left over food and in the case of the amano they eat also algae if your tank has any as well. And do not have much bioload and you can buy them in groups of three. The only risk is that they may become a meal for your betta.
have a higher bioload, most people have apple snails and mystery snails, but in my case I picked the nerite snail
, which doesn't grow too much and unlike people believe there aren't hermaphrodites, which means that one day you won't wake up and see your tank full of snails. And even if you do buy a female and male, they cannot reproduce without brackish waters.
A bit harder are Otocinculus
, or otos for short, they are mainly algae eaters, and have a high death rate when you first bring them home, if they survive for a month in your tank, then that oto is ready to endure anything, they are very sensitive to water changes, that's why. The down side of this cute creature is that if you do not have any algae in the tank you may have to supplement algae wafers, and your betta might nibble on them.
they are schooling fish and relatively easy to care for, they need to be quarintined well, because they are very prone to suffering ICH. And you need to buy at least 4-5 so they can feel safe, just make sure that the ones you are buying are healthy
make sure they are small, they eat wafers and are bottom dwellers oposite the betta.
ALL TANKMATES SHOULD BE QUARINTINED BEFORE BEING ADDED TO THE TANK FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS.