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post #11 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 05:15 PM
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Snails also poop a lot, so you will probably have to up your water changes anyway. They contribute more waste than they clean.
Agreed, in tanks 5 gallons or less I prefer Ghost Shrimp (minimal bioload)
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post #12 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ooooh, those sound interesting! What do they do, how big are they, will they hurt my betta? Sorry about the 20 questions, hehe, I really don't know! :P Thanks for the help, guys and gals.

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Snails are deffinatly dirty I have one in my 5 gal mini bow and it dirtys up pretty fast.

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EEK! Okay, no snails for me! I want something that cleans more than it dirties. If that exists... :P And I love Mini Bows, aren't they great! :)

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Shrimp are great. They barely add to the bioload and are good scavengers. The only problem you might have is your Betta trying to eat them.

And yes, those tanks are great, I have three. :)

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
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MMuahahaha! The poor little shrimp. "No no no, I'm just your cleaning shrimp! Don't eat ME!" scurry under the cave... hehe. How big do they get, could I keep one in my size tank? :)

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Depends on what kind of shrimp you get. I believe Ghost Shrimp get about 2-3 inches as adults. But sense shrimp have such low bioloads you can put them in seemingly small tanks. So yeah, you can put one or two in your 2.5 gal.

Bettas - Giovanni (HM), Burly (HMPK Giant).
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Cool! Hehe, thanks so much! I will definitely look into getting one of those! :P BTW, you are lucky! You have a bunch of bettas. I want just one more HM so badly, but my parents say "Nuh-uh! You have 3!" :P They are totally right, but still... :)

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It is good to have a limit though. Otherwise, your whole life will be the motto, 'just one more'. Next thing you know, you are like me who got my first Betta 6 months ago and now have 10 plus more that have passed away. :)

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I'm at my limit right now. Taking care of my fish is starting to feel a BIT overwhelming, so I know it would be a bad idea to get more right now. Even if I had more tanks/space, I wouldn't get more.

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