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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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New eclipse 3 Gallon 2 dwarf platies and a Betta?

I got a new eclipse 3 gallon and I was wondering if two Dwarf platies and a betta would be way overstocked... Apparently dwarf platies are 1+ gallons so I didn't know if that would be ok... The tank is filtered and will be heated (obviously).

I red 4-5 small schooling fish could go in a three gallon with a betta but that seems like way too much.

If that wont work can anything else go in? I'd like Hurricane to have some company...

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Anyone? I'll post a picture of the tank later tonight.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 10:50 PM
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I'd follow the 1 inch per gallon rule. 1 betta is 2.5 inches. If you do want to add another fish, I'd recommend a small bottom dweller.
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I wouldn't recommend it. The tank is simply too small. you could add a couple of shrimp or a snail if you liked however.
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Such as a Corydoras catfish? Do they do Ok by themselves?
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Nah, you want to have those in groups. You could have amano shrimp if it's got places to hide.

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hmm... Not really a big fan of shrimp and i had a bad experience with an African Dwarf Frog who I brought home ad he never ate and died within a week. He might just have been sick when I got him though. But my parents don't think I should get another one.

Is there anything I could put in there with him?
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A snail?

I would have to recommend you don't add any other fish but a snail would be Ok.
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Its my understanding gouramis don't do well with bettas as they can be territorial and fin nippers.
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Definitely- gourami and bettas are both anabantids. They're both territorial top dwellers and will fight, especially in such a tiny tank.
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