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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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My betta is in a 5 gallon tank all alone,any ideas for tankmates. Also it has a filter and 5 growing plants.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 11:28 PM
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With a 5 gallon you cannot have fish friends, which leaves three options.

A pair of ADFs, some shrimps, or a snail, also a cycled matured tank is needed for all of these tankmates, to ensure that they'll not cause a big fluctuation in water parameters when introduced into the tank.

A pair of ADFs would be pushing the bioload in a 5g, you might have to up the water changes a bit.

Shrimps are a hit or miss, depends on your Betta's temper, he might kill them/eat them. Give them enough cover with moss, and decorations like caves. You could do ghost shrimps which are cheap, or a dwarf species like RCS. Amano shrimps are good algae eaters and are big enough to withstand a Betta's attack I believe.

Snails, a Nerite snail would do great in a 5g. Great algae eaters and their eggs cannot be hatched in freshwater.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 11:50 PM
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Or, you could divide it and get another betta!
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