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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 10:20 AM
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No prob, a betta breeder suggested the albino bristlenose as an algea eater for my 10gallon. They just need a place to hide, driftwood to chew on, and a well established tank.
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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One of my bettas is scared of the ghost shrimp i put in there :p he'll flare to no end when he sees the other betta on the other side of the seperator. But when that lil shrimp comes a swimmin his way it off to his pirate ship as fast as he can go
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I have platys kuhli loaches and an african dwarf frog with my betta, they all seem pretty fine
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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 10:24 PM
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I saw someone on here mention glofish when I first joined and have been obcessed with them ever since. They look pretty small, how many do you think I could put in a 5 gal with a betta? and anyone have ANY idea where to get some? lol I've never heard of them before.

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goldfish + betta= NO NO NO.

Goldfish are COLDWATER fish. Bettas are TROPICAL. Bettas need warm water. :)
Plus, Bettas sometimes like to rip up fins of other fish (or so I hear). So be very careful.
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goldfish + betta= NO NO NO.

Goldfish are COLDWATER fish. Bettas are TROPICAL. Bettas need warm water. :)
Plus, Bettas sometimes like to rip up fins of other fish (or so I hear). So be very careful.
No,not goldfish, GLOfish. I would never think of putting goldfish in with betta lol. : )

Aris - Pure white HM! 5 gallon.
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Pheonix - Red VT with blue highlights. 5 gallon
Died of dropsy.

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2 bettas to fill my divided 10 gallon

Filling my 35 gallon tank, going to be a sorority once i get money for decorations...and fishies...and plants...and meds, filter, heater, light...
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post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 12:24 PM
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hey I'm in the same stop as you were.. Just wondering, what other fish did you house with your betta?(:
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post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 12:29 PM
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In my opinion, 5 gallons is not big enough for tankmates other than shrimp and snails. Other small schooling fish need to be kept in groups of 6 or more, and there's just not enough space for that in a 5 gallon. If you upgraded to a 10 gallon, it would be feasible.

Edit: What is with people posting on threads that are a year old? o_O
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 12:48 PM
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well what if I got like 3 or 4? I know I'd be overstocked, but I really wouldn't mind doing the water changes to keep it safe.
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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 05:33 PM
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A chinese algae eater will suck the slime coat off your fish.
I have two golden Chinese algae eaters and that terrifies me but they are good as gold :p so far and do a miraculous job at cleaning the tank, but these also can grow to 6 inches and bigger so I wouldn't recommend them in a small tank, the ones I have are in a 12 gallon and as much as I love them I really need to get rid of them :(

I would never have recommended RCS before but I added my male betta tonight and so far he is intimidating the shrimp but not nipping them, i'm scared as I love my shrimp but so far so good :)

Your other option would be a snail :)

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