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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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compatible tankmates for a five gallon (male betta)

i am going to upgrade my betta (Mardi) to a five gallon tank this week and i was wondering if i could put

1 male betta
2/3 ADFs
5/7 ghost shrimps

does anybody have any other ideas?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 12:10 AM
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The frogs will probably eat the shrimp. One or the other.
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I'd go with the shrimp. Way more interesting to watch than the frogs, less bioload and less maintenance. Just make sure you give them lots of places to hide!
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ok so what about

5/7 ghost shrimp
2 snails
1 male betta
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Depends on the type of snail. Mystery/apple snails need a minimum of
2g per snail.
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ok i think the pet stores in my town only carry apple snails but i have never really looked to see what the kind of snails they have
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I wouldn't do 2 in a 5g tank. I have one in my 5.5g, 1 Nerite snail & 1 male Betta. For me its plenty, my Betta is constantly on the move, the mystery is active & the nerite well he/she pops up every now & then.
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ok i think i'm gonna get

5/7 ghost shrimp
1 apple snail
with my betta (Mardi) in a five gallon tank
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Snails poop a lot.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 06:36 PM
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Yes, snails do poop a lot- but they can be fun to watch and they're good cleaners.

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