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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Best bottom feeder for 6 gallon Tank

Hello, all have had bettas in the past is the typical smaller tanks. Just got a new guy "Bonzo" an awesome looking blue crowntail and I was wondering what would be the best bottom feeder for a gallon tank with live plants and a filter.

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Are you talking a gallon or a 6 gallon.. you said gallon in your post? What is it shaped like? A long six gal should be ok to have a snail or a few shrimp.. a tall six gal you might be able to get away with shrimp but I wouldn't put a snail.

Bottom feeder fish like corys you couldn't do because they must be in groups and a 6 gall wouldn't be big enough.

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whoops...a six gallon bookshelf tank to be precise
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You could do 1 mystery snail or about six ghost shrimp. I recommend ghost shrimp, as snails poop a lot and are best for bigger tanks because of their large amounts of poop. :P

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Yep I have to agree with DH on this one. I mean a cory would fit, but he wouldn't be very happy unless you got him at least 3 buds which would overstock your tank.
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Thew in a couple of ghost shrimp...they will be history by morning, Bonzo's hunting them...lol
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Sounds like Bonzo is going to have a shrimp dinner. lol
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Yeah.. you really need a heavily planted tank for shrimp or they just become fish food. A snail would be fine in that tank as long as its cycled and you do weekly partial water changes of at least 50%. An african dwarf frog would work too but I would start with a snail.. they're pretty much indestructible as far as betta buddies go.

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LOL yeah I got some shrimp yesterday (asked for 10 got 14 LOL) I saw Angel devouring one and I think my other fish ate the ones I put in their tanks.. Too funny.

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Did you give them shrimp sauce to go with the shrimp? lol
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