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Old 09-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #1 
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Is a female betta and 5-6 pygmy cories

too much for my Mainland Eclipse 5 gallon? I have done all sorts of google searches and have seen conflicting info on this combination.

Not sure it matters, but I will be using 20-grit pool filter sand instead of gravel, and am going to use 3 small live plants instead of the plastic ones.

I'll break down and get a 10 if I really have to, but I just replaced a 1.5G with the 5G, and it's starting to add up
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:11 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't. 5 gallons is the perfect size for one betta. You could always get a 10 gallon and get another betta for the 5 gallon!! :)

In 5 gallons, you could only have a few shrimp.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:52 PM   #3 
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Eh, screw it...I had to order the pygmys of teh intarwebs, so I better be safe and get the 10G. Guess I need a stand now, too (sigh)...and I thought getting a parakeet would be expensive!
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:04 PM   #4 
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Did you already order them?
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #5 
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Yes, and I just got back from Petco. I bought a 10G, stand, new filter.....and Whitey, a male that caught my eye. He'll go to work with me and go in the 5G with the ghost skrimp. The female I got originally will go with the pygmy cories in the 10G.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #6 
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Wait did you but an aquarium kit?
They are way cheaper at walmart. Probably half price!
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #7 
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No.. I dont recommend that.. 5 gallon is perfect for one betta
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:58 PM   #8 
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Argh, well, the 10G is all set up...I guess I didn't want to see a bunch of pygmy cories floating in the 5G.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:54 AM   #9 
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Dont worry i made the same mistake... walmart is WAY cheaper. i kicked my self so hard when i saw it a week after i got my set up from pet supermarket... they tried to pull it off like it was such a grand deal... err.... ne way. congratz on all the new stuff!
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