I will be upgrading my betta, Fistandantilus, to a bigger tank soon. I was wondering what some good tank mates are? I was looking at dwarf frogs, snails, cory cats, and otocinclus. Are any of those good mates? Suggestions?
This depends on the size tank. If you are upgrading to a 5 gal, all you could have with him is snails and shrimp. You need at least a 10 gal for other fish. Cory cats are cute, but you need at least 5 of them. Otos are neat, but they are much more sensitive. They need an established, planted tank and will often starve to death in a new tank.
This depends on the size tank. If you are upgrading to a 5 gal, all you could have with him is snails and shrimp..
What kind of shrimps? I will most likely be going to a 5 because we have an old one, I am just testing it for leaks right now. But if it doesnt work out i will be buying either a 2.5 or a 10(they are the same price at petsmart, i just dont know about space for a 10). Do either of you have experience with the dwarf frogs? I just think they are adorable.
The frogs would have to be in a 10 gal. Basically any kind of shrimp. Glass shrimp, red cherry shrimp. I don't know much about them as I haven't kept them (want to one day). I just know they are some of the only things that you can keep with a betta in a 5 gal.
ADFs are great- I've had four in the past. Sometimes (mostly) they like to be in pairs. You'll either have to use a baster to give them food, because they only eat when they SEE the food, or train them to know where the food is (which takes a while). Their food tends to get eaten by bettas otherwise.
They are fun to keep though.
I have had shrimp too, and like them just as much, with the pro that they clean up. Ghost shrimp are relatively cheap, and I think they're really neat.
Well if I use the 5 gallon, I will look into snails and shrimp. If not, I will try and get a 10 gallon because I like the idea of having some cory cat or ADF in there. Do the shrimp require live plants of any sort? I haven't really decided how I am going to decorate the tank yet. He is a blue and red halfmoon. I don't know what colors will compliment his. Any suggestions? Also, my teacher has an orange vieltail in her classroom in a 2.5 gallon and I think he needs better hiding spots, what has been successful for you guys in the past?