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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon tank

I am thinkin about getting this 5 gallon tank from petco!
http://www.petco.com/product/13809/M...t=OnSiteSearch

It will be for my nw betta which is currently is a 1.5 gallon tank.
I just don't want one fish.
What other fish can I put in with the betta
I wanted some guppies,also I want the guppies to have fry as-well
can I do this in a5 gallon tank filter, heater,and all?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 05:25 PM
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bettas are norious for fin nipping especially fish like guppies with their long fins, a betta thinks its another betta, as in conpetition. but it all depends on thebetta. also a 5 gallon is great for a betta and maybe a couple of otos for cleaning up, their very cute too. i wouldnt put too many in a tank that size. especiLLY NOT as many as that tank shows. thatd be really overstocked

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12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

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ok thanks what do otos eat,and will my betta mess with them.
I dont think he will,because he doesnt even flare when I put a mirror up to him.
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Otos mostly eat algae but they'll also eat algae wafers (prepared in stores) and some pesticide free vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce, and zucchini . If you do feed them veggies, remember to remove them after a maximum of 3 days. If your oto is picky and won't eat the algae substitutes it means he's most likely full from the natural algae in your tank.

It all depends on the betta. I don't put anything in with mine because he's so aggressive, but everybody's is different.

Good luck! Hope that helped.

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12 Gallon -
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1 Sunset Platy
1 Red platy
1 Gold Barb
1 Rosy Barb


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great advice bettakeeper..........i only feed my otos algae wafers.......a little piece of one at a time......one package would last a lifetime practically lol

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
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Thanks! Woah ChristinaRoss, you have a lot of bettas. I wish my mom would let me have that many, but I'm only allowed to have a couple of tanks haha.

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3 Gallon -
Haku (crowntail male betta)


2.5 Gallon
Byakuya (veiltail male betta)


12 Gallon -
1 Opaline Gourami
1 Sunset Platy
1 Red platy
1 Gold Barb
1 Rosy Barb


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yes i have alot, but, then again i dont have a mom to answer to, I AM the mom now LOL

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 09:11 AM
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Haha lucky. Once I leave to college my dorm room is going to be filled with bettas.

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3 Gallon -
Haku (crowntail male betta)


2.5 Gallon
Byakuya (veiltail male betta)


12 Gallon -
1 Opaline Gourami
1 Sunset Platy
1 Red platy
1 Gold Barb
1 Rosy Barb


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lol bettakeeper ya hear that alot on here

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
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I bet, they're addictive little guys.

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3 Gallon -
Haku (crowntail male betta)


2.5 Gallon
Byakuya (veiltail male betta)


12 Gallon -
1 Opaline Gourami
1 Sunset Platy
1 Red platy
1 Gold Barb
1 Rosy Barb


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