How many tetras can i fit in this tank? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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How many tetras can i fit in this tank?

i have a 5 gl tank with my betta (female if it matters) can i fit at least 3-4 tetras, because i know they are schooling fish.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 04:18 PM
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No, you can not keep typical schooling fish in anything less than a 10 gallon, and many require at least a 20 gallon.

20g long NPT: 3 german blue rams, 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 12 harlequin rasboras, and 2 otos
20g regular PT: 9 female bettas, 6 dwarf cories, and 2 mystery snails
10g divided PT: 1 male DT Halfmoon betta and 1 male Super Delta elephant ear
2.5g: 1 male Halfmoon betta
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I agree with 10asartin. A 5 gallon tank is fully stocked (fish wise) with a single betta.

Even smaller species of schooling fish require more space than a 5 gallon tank as they are incredibly active and spend most of their time on the move.

You could try invertebrate such as snails or shrimp. However, personally I think a single betta in a 5 gallon tank is fine on its own.

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