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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any other fish you can keep in a 3 gallon tank?

I am hoping to upgrade to a split 5 or 10 gallon tank for my current betta and a possibly distant future betta but will have a 3 gallon tank being unused, in n addition to the hospital tank I already have. I am just curious if there are any other fish that can live in that size tank?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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I'd say shrimp would be your best bet! Most other small fish need to live in groups, and thus would need a larger tank.

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thanks for the advice, I don't really like shrimp so I guess I'll just keep a betta in it and get two new betta :)

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If you want it cold water Everglades Pygmy Sunfish.

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These fish may be harder to find depending on where you shop. But sparkling gourami, clown killifish and dario dario are a couple of species that would do fine in a three gallon tank.

However, they can be quite sensitive to water quality so you would need to have a cycled and established tank before introducing them. Or one that has a lot of fast growing plants to act as your filter.


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If you want it cold water Everglades Pygmy Sunfish.
Ironic that sunfish need cold water... i'll check them out.

and thansk for the other ideas :)

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