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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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breeding in a betta tank?

I need to start breeding guppies and shrimp as food for my ADF's ... can this be done in a 5 gallon with a Betta?

Or would I be better off buying a large critter keeper and putting a trio of each?

I do not want to overstock my Betta tank
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:04 PM
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You would be overstocked in anything under 10 gallons (and reall, 10 is too small) to breed in. Guppies generally have 10-30 fry in one drop, 33 (including the adult trio) that's way too many to have in anything under 10 for sure. Even as tiny fry.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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would just the shrimp be ok? nothing would stay in for long with feeding being every two days and the betta eating some too
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