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Old 09-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #1 
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Five gallons?

Hi everyone! I just had a question. I got a betta last Sunday and he has settled in wonderfully to his new five gallon tank. We have a little bubble nest going and everything! (Proud betta mom here! :D) I was curious about adding one of the plecos. I've always been interested in them, but I'm not sure if they would work with a betta fish or not. Thanks in advance for any answers!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #2 
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NO all species are way to big for a five gallon. The smallest species grows five inches way to big for a five gallon. Plus Bettas should only be kept with other fish in a 10 gallon tank. I would revvomend a twenty gallon.
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Thanks! Just thought I'd ask.
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Glad you asked.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #5 
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I've seen them get along with plecos before, but they are much too big and messy for a 5 gallon tank. 30 would be safe minimum for most species in their adult years.

Depending on the temperment of your betta and layout of your tank, you could try a snail. Just make sure to keep up with water changes as they can be quite messy as well.
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Shrimp will work to if careful.
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