Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern California
How to stock 5 gallon betta tank
I have one AMAZING betta fish. Since he is my first betta fish, his name is Alpha. I love him to much! He swims every day all around! Eats all his food! and the occasional gill flare! He also follows me as I walk in and out of my room! Anyways I hate his conditions right now! He is in a 1 gallon bowl unfiltered. I love him to death so I am going to soon get a 5 gallon tank for him! However I want to do it right! That means wait time for the tanks cycle and everything! I however also want to add tankmates so...what do i get? I know inverts are a good choice if he doesn't attack them..In the one gallon i put in one shrimp fist then Alpha. Alpha never attacked him, but i put 2 more after and alpha attacked them so I think it's a territory thing with him. I have heards otos, snails, and shrimp work. But for a tank that size how many? I also want it heavily planted so the little guy feels at home :)
Edit: I also may be able to upgrade to a ten gallon, but that's pushing my luck...
Last edited by FrightyDog; 05-04-2013 at 01:09 AM.