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Old 10-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #11 
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yep, i know.. silly people.
i'm a good shrimp momma i just wish i could breed 'em.. goober's pregger again and she's just so derned cute!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:28 PM   #12 
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in a 2.5 i would go with 2-3 per gallon. Put lots of hiding places though. lol. they can get aggressive to eachother.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:31 PM   #13 
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Well considering I have 5 in a 1 gallon happy as can be, I would say at most 13. 14 if you really want.

They are very small, and have an almost nonexistant bioload, so bascially you could have 100 in a 1 gallon and you could still have 0 ammonia and everything if you did water changes.

Keep in mind- They are HIGHLY sensitive to ammonia. Even the slightest trace can kill them.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:34 PM   #14 
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BIOLOAD is not the point here... They can and will kill eachother if they feel it is too crowded.

Just be aware. I was told i could have upwards of a dozen in a 2.5 when i first started, and then i watched as they killed eachother off over the next week.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:41 PM   #15 
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O.e wow. They can do that? I can't imagine how. Mine have never done that.

But that is a good point. I mean, if bettas had 0 bioload, you still wouldn't kepp them together!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:44 PM   #16 
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Yes they can, and they will.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:46 PM   #17 
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Scary.... Thats not good. I don't know what to do noa... I mean, I don't have any spare tanks.

Correction- I think the tank might be 1.5 gallons. It still is small, but they looks small in there.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #18 
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If they have been alright in your bowl for a while then they should do fine. But as soon as one starts to get bigger than the rest i would suggest finding something that is at least two gallons for them, because the biggest one will start hunting down the rest.
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They are all about the same size, really small. I will watch for that though.
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