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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Could I fit more to his tank?

I want to know if I can fit some more fish with my betta, Aurora. I probably won't add any fish or buddies soon, but if I can it is great to consider later. Can I add a snail, shrimp or something to his 5 gallon hex tank or would I be overstocking?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 05:05 PM
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If you doubled your water changes, you could add 1 snail. If you increased your water changes slightly, then you could add shrimp. However, there isn't a lot of floor space in a 5 gal hex so you couldn't add more than 4 or so...

No fish though. The tank is too small for any other fish...

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 05:24 PM
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I had a nerite in my 5 gallon with my fish. Theyre small but efficient, I recommend if you're looking for a snail.

Im tempted to advise you not to get shrimp, since the footprint of these tanks is SMALL! It really is- I own one and wouldnt add in anything besides one snail (or two nerites).
Also, shrimp really should live in a cycled tank. They're either gonna be eaten in your tank or croak because theyre so sensitive :(
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 11:46 PM
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If the water is clean, I would add 1-2 Yamato-NumaEbi, or Amano shrimp. As long as you have lots of deco, their shouldn't be an issue with floor space. Just make sure to feed them algea wafers, little bits every day as they need to be fed, they can't live entirely off of scavenging.

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That sounds good! I think I'll go with the snail. Even though my water is really clean, my betta will probably decapitate it. (Shrimp)

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