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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have just moved my Betta into a 5 gallon tank and would like to get him a tank mate, preferably an algae suker or bottom feeder of some kind.
Any suggestions?
Tank is around 75 degrees.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 10:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum.....

A 5gal tank is not big enough for any other fish species with the Betta and especially not an algae eater....good tank mates would be shrimp and/or snails in a 5gal or less tank, however, some Betta don't tolerate tank mates and may view them as a threat or meal...each Betta is different...some don't mind and other do.....if you opt for shrimp and /or snails....make sure you have plenty of hiding places......

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 05:54 PM
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I agree with OldFishLady. If you want an algea eater, then you should get an Amano shrimp. They are great algea eating shrimp made famous by Takashi Amano.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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