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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon tank with..?

Hi I have a male betta in a 5 gallon tank and I've been wanting to make my tank more diverse. I've been hearing that my size tank is too small to put cories but can I put snails, shrimp, or small bottom feeders? any suggestions are welcome! thank you!
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 11:38 PM
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Shrimp and snails would be great! But no fish!

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
皆さん、こんにちは!私は一匹のベタを飼っています。
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Snails crap a lot and will increase your 5 gallon bio load. I would go with ghost shrimp, 1 or 2 at the most with plenty hiding spots.
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okay thank you so much!
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If you like cories, a school pygmy cories will fit in a 5 gallon aquarium. Are you going to have other fish besides the bottom feeder?

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I love cories but everybody says that a 5 gallon is too small to have other fish with with my betta :/
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 11:42 AM
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Ok so you have a betta in there. You are right, they are too small to live with some betta (depends on the betta, but it is a risk either way). And a school of PC and a beta would be hard on the bioload.

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I love cories but everybody says that a 5 gallon is too small to have other fish with with my betta :/
Indeed. If you have not seen cory's out at the pet store, these things love to swim swim swim, very active!! The footprint of a 5 gallon is too small for these active little guys to thrive.
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Indeed. If you have not seen cory's out at the pet store, these things love to swim swim swim, very active!! The footprint of a 5 gallon is too small for these active little guys to thrive.
(unless it is a pygmy corydoras school)

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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yea I think I'm gonna go with the ghost shrimp. My tank has a lot of hiding spots. Thanks for all the help!
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