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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 03:57 PM
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i would also suggest starting with a freshwater community tank. once you get the hang of fish keeping you can always change it to saltwater. but you should get really good at freshwater before trying to do a saltwater setup. are you willing to try a freshwater first?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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yea i have been doing freshwater for about a year now, however my first couple lf fishs died inabout a week, but one betta lived for about 5 months, but after they died i took the tank down, but now i have a new tank that has been running for a couple of days im waiting on it to start cycling, and then i wanna get a nother tank on down the line and try out saltwater, i really want a clownfish, lol they are awesome...........nice colors, and they tell jokes cant beat that,lol
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 06:09 PM
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my reccomendation to you, would be to move your betta into the 10 gallon, and get him 4-6 otocinclus or corydoras. They are great little catfish, and otocinclus, will actually clean your tank up and remove algae (to a certain extent).
Your 2.5 gallon doesn't sound too apetizing, and IMO isn't really big enough for a betta to stimulate himself in.(no offense)
Have fun with your betta, and I hope you find what you're looking for.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 06:33 PM
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it would be a good idea to give your betta a bit more room but there are other tankmates that you could put with him if you wanted something besides just algea eaters.
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