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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Need help picking out friend-fish PLEASE :)

hey guys i have a new 5 gal tank and ill be getting another betta and a snail for the tank here soon by the end of the month but i was wondering if there was any other little guys i could add to the tank or if its to small to have anything but my betta and the snail in it? the snail is gona be a nerite snail cuz they dont tend to breed in freshwater so thats good :) gona keep him in a qt tank for a lil just to make sure lol.

but any other lil fishiesor things icould add?

heres the tank it looks small but its wider front and back than you can see stright on ( and yes i know i need more stuff in it lol)
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 01:55 AM
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I wouldn't recommend any other kind of fish in a five gallon, community tanks need 10 gallons and up. You could try shrimp but they're usually snacks for Betta, depends really on your Betta.
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No more fish, maybe shrimp or a moss ball? :)
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Moss balls are awesome. I was a sceptic at first but now that I have one, eep! You could make one smashing tank for your betta, or divide it and have another betta on the other side! And two moss balls haha But no, no other fishes. 5g tanks are really small tanks when it comes to tropical fish.


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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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moss balls iv seen em, but how do u take care of em and what will it do to my tank once its in it/ sounds like something my snail would likke to nibble on...?

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My snails ignore it or kind of slide right over it. Even if they did nom some, it's usually just the dead stuff. To care for it, just rinse it off and squeeze it gently about once a week. They act as a sort of natural filter and can get a it clogged if sitting in a tank, especially an unfiltered one. Mine doesn't get much light and is still doing great so I think low to medium light is ok for them, even though they'd probably thrive with some more light.
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Roll them around make sure all sides get some light

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Once a day, give them a little nudge. In their natural habitats, they are in lakes with a repetitive current that keep them circular. You have to roll them around every few days to mimic the current or they wil flatten.

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i would add 1 0r 2 lyretail guppies but thats about it
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 06:00 PM
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i would add 1 0r 2 lyretail guppies but thats about it
Which would not be a good idea..! The betta will most likely chase the guppy or the guppy will harrass the betta.
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