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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1 gallon jar I'm looking to plant. I'm going to out hornwort and a moss ball in there for sure, but I'm not sure what else would look good. Any suggestions? It'll be heated, so can I use it as a betta jar, or maybe a shrimp jar?
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1 gal is too small for a betta. Go ahead and use it as a shrimp jar though.

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1 gal is too small for a betta. Go ahead and use it as a shrimp jar though.
I actually disagree, the 1 gallon will be fine if properly taken care of

I think an Anubias Nana Petite would look nice in there along with some sort o grass if you have high enough lighting and going with an enhanced substrate, dwarf hairgrass if my favorite!

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I've gotten a lot of mixed responses with keeping a betta in there, still debating. I'm not quite sure about lighting yet either, so we'll see on the grass. I love anubias though so I'll definitely look into getting that. Thank you:)
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When I say too small, I mean it will take tons of WCs. But yea, I guess it would be ok.

5 gallon
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10 gallon
Two bettas, divided
Three mystery snails
20 gallon
Seven female bettas
Four oto cats
Five juvenile female guppies
One goldfish (temporary)
29 gallon
One dwarf gourami
Six tiger barbs

27 fish....
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With proper water changes 1 gallon will work. I have kept many betta that way very successfully.

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IMO/E the unfiltered 1gal is fine to keep a Long fin male Betta long term-provided that water quality is maintained and since you will be using live plants-as long as the plants are thriving-Weekly partial water changes are all that is needed IME.
Without live plants-twice weekly water changes should maintain water quality provided that you don't overfeed.

The Betta bioload isn't that great and by making lots of water changes-especially too frequent 100% water changes...IMO/E you can do more harm than good....

You disrupt the balance and stress the fish that can compromise the immune response in my opinion based on personal experience and experiments.
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That's what I was thinking. How much should I change weekly??
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I believe that the recommended with plants for a one gallon is two 50% changes per week (please correct me if I'm wrong, OFL!). My main issue with a jar is that it doesn't provide a huge amount of swimming space, since it's mostly vertical. Still, as long as it is heated and clean, it's a big improvement on the way they are kept by many people. My personaly preference, however, would be a shrimp tank. :)

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