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Old 07-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #1 
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Smile Best Companion for Male betta

Which is the best a ghost shrimp or a zebra snail? How many should i get? Please Keep in mind mine is a male betta :)
His name is puddles
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #2 
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Ghost shrimp are cheaper though
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #3 
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It dosent matter the gender of your betta.

It depends how big your tank is. Snails, (nerites are best-zebra) have a HUGE BIOLOAD and poop more then bettas. Shrimp can easily become snacks. A full-grown Nerite Snail needs 3 gallons for ITSELF.

How big is your tank?

Do you have a liter? A heater?

How often do you clean your tank and how much(%)?\

Also, please remember it also depends on your bettas personality. Some bettas will kill all their tank mates(snails and shrimp) easily, while others will not mind.

WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW: what size tank do you have? If its a standard fish bowl, absolutely nothing else. A fishbowl can barely house a betta.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #4 
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How big is your tank? im not sure here is the link i got it off amazon http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Mount-Han..._petsupplies_1

Do you have a liter? A heater? i dont have a heater but i dont think i need one

How often do you clean your tank and how much(%)?\ every 2 or 3 days
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #5 
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and my betta is really sweet for the most part instead of trying to attack my hand he backs up or hides in a plant
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #6 
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How big is your tank? im not sure here is the link i got it off amazon http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Mount-Han..._petsupplies_1

Do you have a liter? A heater? i dont have a heater but i dont think i need one

How often do you clean your tank and how much(%)?\ every 2 or 3 days
THAT TANK IS WAYYYYYYYY TOO SMALL FOR ANY ORGANISIM TO LIVE IN COMFORTABLY. YOU NEED A HEATER, BECASUE BETTAS NEED A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE OF 78-80 DEGREES YEAR-ROUND. IF KEPT IN COLD WATER, BETTA FISH WILL BECOME LETHARGIC AND DIE. ALSO, YOU SHOULD BE CLEANING YOUR TANK EVERY 2 DAYS LIKE YOU ALREADY ARE. I apologize for the caps, but i really want to get my point across. I would suggest either rehoming the fish, or upgrading to at least a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter.


I apologize if i insulted you in any way, i am just very worried for your betta's health.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #7 
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no trust me i know my betta and he has enough room!!!! you dont have to have a giant tank for 1 fish and he loves it so im not gonna take away something he loves!!! And he wont die i have had a betta before and he had a bowl and he lived for 5 years
Sorry for being snippy im just gettin my point across
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:46 PM   #8 
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all i wanted to know is which is better :(
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #9 
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To be honest, neither is better. Don't want to be rude, but a betta NEEDS a bigger tank than that, with a heater.

Snails poop ALOT, and will quickly fill up your tank with deadly ammonia.
Shrimp get eaten.

2.5 gallons is not giant. It is suitable.

I am glad your betta lived a long life, but was he truly happy?

That is like saying "well a human can survive in a closet". Would that human be happy? NO.

but, if you want your betta to be cramped,cold, and unhappy, then that is your choice, not mine. Snails and shrimp like rectangular tanks because it gives them more room to swim, and escape predators, like Bettas.

I am Truly sorry if i upset you, i am just worried about your little guy.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #10 
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I'm not going to say what you "should" have but I will say that your tank is not big enough to support another tank mate.
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