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View Poll Results: Should I divide the medium kritter keeper to two sides with a blacked out DIY divider
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:44 AM   #51 
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This thread makes me sad..
*Big sigh* Well...at least she is asking questions though...right? Everyone has to start somewhere. It's better than where I started, with a betta in a vase.

Plakattyphoon1234, Here is a link to your question about bettas jumping. As far as pebbles, the smaller the better because with larger (1/2" to 1") pebbles as a substrate, uneaten food will get stuck in between and foul the water. You can get a cheap pack of natural aquarium gravel at petco, which is basically really small pebbles.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:02 PM   #52 
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I am not dividing the tank. I pefer to make him have his space to himself and share it with a mystery snail.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:59 PM   #53 
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Would this filter work for bettas?
http://www.petsmart.com/supplies/fil...eKey=10+Gal%7C
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:11 PM   #54 
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I tried searching on google, but the results are not as good.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #55 
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New and final stocking list:
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Any suggestions?
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:31 PM   #56 
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Here is my plan for the aquarium:
Add a spoinge filter with a battery powered areator and airline tubing.
Add a Hagen Marina betta heater.
Add live plants and more decor.
And finally add a mystery snail and some netries.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:52 PM   #57 
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I would say in a 3 gallon, just the betta and 1 nerite. The sponge filter and heater sound good. Mystery snails grow to be quite large and they produce a lot of waste. Nerites are a little smaller so they don't produce as much waste. I still say just the betta in the 3 gallon would be better but if you insist on having a tankmate, keep it to 1 nerite snail.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:59 PM   #58 
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Alright, the netrie snails at petsmart are the size of my pinky finger nail. I am afraid that my betta will try to eat them. Other stocking lists
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:13 PM   #59 
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If you want to divide a tank (or critter keeper?), you'll have to clean a lot more often. You may have issues with trying to evenly distribute heat, which a filter would help with - but in a small space, a filter may end up stressing out both the fish.

I'm not even sure of the dimensions of the critter keeper, but looking at my 2.5 gallon tank... I *could* see both having space, but I can also imagine the amount of ammonia build up I don't feel like doing a crap-ton (literally) of cleans!!

I have had some Bettas nom on little pond snails. Then spit them out... And the silly snail would STILL be alive. Don't say no to nerites too quick! From the sounds of it, they are a lot bigger than what can fit in his mouth.

BUT... Always depends on how aggressive he is. I have had snails murdered (APPLE snails...) by some, others gone missing, and some Bettas were strictly alone due to their fierce attitudes. Others had zero issues with fish, frogs, or snails.
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I've heard of more people having their bettas hurt mystery snails than nerite snails because nerites are almost com
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