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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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A few questions

I have a male betta in his own 5 gallon and am debating adding something in with him ... I am thinking 3 ghost shrimp or a mystery snail ... Any suggestions? ( so far he has only flared at my camera , Apparently he found the flash offensive)

PS I am running 10 gallons filtration in his tank so thats not an issue.

Also I am planning a 5 gallon ADF tank ... Would it be a possibility to add a small female or should I not even risk it? ( I LOVE ADF's )
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When it's cycled, you could add in either 2-3 shrimp OR 1 nerite/tiger snail. A mystery snail grows too big and produces more ammonia than it cleans.. A 5G is pretty small so you don't want to overload it. I think you'll need a 10G to house a betta with an ADF. How many ADFs do you want? I'm pretty *sure* they produce a lot of ammonia. Remember they need to be QT'd at least 3 months before going in a tank.

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actually ADF only need QT'd IF they are going in a tank with other reptiles ... the illness that affects them does not affect fish.

I was only planning two for my 5 gallon ... I am honestly leaning towards a species tank for the ADF anyway.

Oh I know not to overload it :) I just thought with double filtration a nice white mystery snail may be an option but I do like my ghost shrimp lol

sounds like a species ADF tank and 3 ghost shrimp in with my Finn ( Unless I can find cherry shrimp)

ADF actually have a very light Bioload :)
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Oh, that's great news! I don't really like frogs, all slimy. @-@
If their bioload is pretty small, I guess 2 ADFs in a 5G is good. But I think adding a betta is pushing it. Ghost shrimp are great! I had 4, one was preggers. And as always, the babies died because they're apparently filter feeders from what I've read.

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ADF's aren't like normal frogs I am really not a frog fan either. I will probably just go with a species tank maybe ONE mystery snail ... I will discuss it with aqadvisor :P

I love ghost shrimp but I have read Red cherries are a good option too plus I can feed some to my ADF as they breed ( I know I am cruel but animals have to eat)

I hope I don't sound like a know it all I have just been doing TONS of research on them lately since I want to set up a tank for them
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Yes, cherries are a good sub. You want to breed ADFs? This never came up, lol. :p And you don't sound like a know-it-all at all. Besides, you asked the questions.

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Oh no I don't want to breed them just give them a good home :) I am kind of anti-breeding for any species ( I know its inevitable for RCS though)

I meant I can feed RCS to the frogs as the shrimp breed lol ... Sorry for the confusion.

Aqadvisor says ADF get too big for my tank at 1.5 inches O.o ....
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Oh, I read that wrong, sorry. lol And AQAdvisor base the tank stats on the fish, tank size, and filter. I don't think they keep the bioload in mind.

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Still... 1.5 inches is not too big for a 5 gallon ... Unless its a very active fish and they dont say Betta are too big for a 5 gallon even though they get about 3 inches O.o
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Hm... That is strange. Bettas aren't active as average, too.. Idk, but they should be okay.

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