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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Betta or Guppies?

I just got a new 5.5gallon. It's cycling right now, so no fish yet!
I have a black orchid HM butterfly betta in my other 5 gallon with some shrimp and a snail.

I absolutely LOVE betta, but I really want to have more than one fish in the tank (without getting a larger tank).
I love seeing fish interact D:

So basically,
what do you think? Betta or male guppies?
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I guess if u already have a betta u can do this 2nd tank with guppies and have the best of both worlds....I really want another betta but dont have room (or money) right now for anything bigger than what I have Sushi in, but one day Ima upgrade and divide that bad boy so I can get another betta
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I guess if u already have a betta u can do this 2nd tank with guppies and have the best of both worlds....I really want another betta but dont have room (or money) right now for anything bigger than what I have Sushi in, but one day Ima upgrade and divide that bad boy so I can get another betta
How big is your current tank?
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How big is your current tank?
right at 2gal. its all i have room for right now in my duplex (I have Sushi as well as 3 cats-1 inside, 2 out-, a dog and turtle) but i wanna get a 10 and divide it one day when I have more room. hes actually doing really well in his little one tho so Im in no big hurry. he has a heater and therm, a light, fake and real plants and gets 100% water changes every month and fed daily. hes very active and healthy
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right at 2gal. its all i have room for right now in my duplex (I have Sushi as well as 3 cats-1 inside, 2 out-, a dog and turtle) but i wanna get a 10 and divide it one day when I have more room. hes actually doing really well in his little one tho so Im in no big hurry. he has a heater and therm, a light, fake and real plants and gets 100% water changes every month and fed daily. hes very active and healthy
That sounds perfect, but you change the water only once a month?
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Talking Typo!!!

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That sounds perfect, but you change the water only once a month?
YIKES! I meant once a week, sorry, lol I was watching him swim while I was typing hahah my bad, he distracted me with those crazy long fins of his
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Its okay! haha I was just worried :P
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Its okay! haha I was just worried :P
nope no worries, hes well cared for :)
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From experiance with guppies, I've found mine do very well in a 10 gallon. IMO a 5 gallon is too small. Some would say you could fit a trio but I think it is too close quarters, so that could start some fights. Here are some other ideas:
-dwarf puffer (you'd have to feed snails though :S)
-pair of ADF
-shrimp colony (maybe some red cherries or crystal reds)
-snail tank
-maybe a small school of micro-rasbora? someone with more knowledge should correct me if i'm wrong
-endler's livebearers, you could probably have a trio of these

If you like guppies, endlers will be your best bet. They are just smaller, cuter, more colourful version.
;)

Below are some pics of endler's. :)
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From experiance with guppies, I've found mine do very well in a 10 gallon. IMO a 5 gallon is too small. Some would say you could fit a trio but I think it is too close quarters, so that could start some fights. Here are some other ideas:
-dwarf puffer (you'd have to feed snails though :S)
-pair of ADF
-shrimp colony (maybe some red cherries or crystal reds)
-snail tank
-maybe a small school of micro-rasbora? someone with more knowledge should correct me if i'm wrong
-endler's livebearers, you could probably have a trio of these

If you like guppies, endlers will be your best bet. They are just smaller, cuter, more colourful version.
;)

Below are some pics of endler's. :)
Well, shoot.
I guess a betta it is. Thanks ! :)
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