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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Buddy needs Buddies!

So earlier today when we went to the petstore, we got a Multicolored Halfmoon Tail Betta whom we named Buddy. We have a 2.5 gallon tank all set up for him and everything, but we're at a dilemma.

We want to give him a friend or two, but we arent sure what kinds to get him. We were thinking a few Neon Tetras, but I feel like he might not get along well with fellow rainbow scales? We also would like a snail/bottom feeder of some sort.

So anyway, I would like to ask all of you Fellow Fish friends... What would you recommend for Buddy?? Also, I would like to kindly ask for people not to suggest getting a bigger tank, because we cant afford it and we don't have the room for it. (Just thought i'd throw it out there before someone mentioned it)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 05:06 PM
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2.5 gallons is perfectly fine for a betta.

However, if you cannot get a larger tank, you really should not add any "friends" for him. 2.5 gallons is too small for a betta and other tankmates, unless you possibly want a ghost shrimp or two ... and then be aware that in such a small space, they may become lunch.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 05:38 PM
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I agree with tekkguy.

You don't want to stress your little guy out :)

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 06:37 PM
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i agree with both posters. But if you do get a larger tank in the future, just ask us, and we'll do our best to help. Just don't feel rushed.

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At the absolute most, a nerite snail.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 09:04 AM
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You can't fit any more fish in a 2.5 gallon. Maybe a few shrimp or pond snails. No more fish or "buddies"
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 02:38 PM
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Bettas don't really want "buddies." They are solitary fish. And your tank is to small for any more tank mates.

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