Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The house of mouse
Compatible Tank mates.
So, my new tank is finally cycling, which has caused me to think about adding a little companion for Bowie.
I've been doing a lot of reseach, and it's kind of been blowing my mind. I'm figuring a snail would probably be the best bet, but just in case anyone has any other suggestions:
-I have a 5.5 gallon tank, which stays heated between 80-82 degrees (depending on if I have the tank light on).
-I don't have any plants in the tank, yet, but a nice pagoda home for Bowie, which seems to have produced a bit of algae.
-I keep my tank clean, and although I usually take Bowie out when doing water changes, I want something tough that I would be able to leave in and not have to worry about taking out whenever I do a change.
I primarily want something to eat the waste that Bowie leaves behind when eating and keep the tank clean from algae.
I'm already planning to add a plant or two, but I'm mostly concerned about finding something that will survive in the tank with the conditions the way they are now.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about Ghost Shimp, but has anyone kept them in the temperature I have the tank at now?