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Old 01-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #1 
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So I am returning my snail tonight since it killed my ghost shrimp, I was wondering what new fish I could get for my Betta fish?

I have either a 1-2 Gallon tank
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I'm thinking of getting a single neon tetra, or another ghost shrimp, what would you recommend?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #2 
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In a tank that small I don't think you can put anything else besides your betta. Snails, from my understanding, have a large bio-load so the ammonia levels will really spike in a tank that size. If you want to have tank mates I would try and upgrade to at least a 5g. Tetras are schooling fish. You need a minimum of 5 or 6 (i think) if not your betta could end up killing it. 10g would be the absolute min IMO if you want to have tetras or any other compatible tank mate.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #3 
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+1, you can't have any tank mates in those tiny tanks you will just make your fish very sick and likely end up killing them.

It's almost impossible for your snail to have killed your shrimp, what happened is that shrimp die in tanks that are not cycled, even the slightest amount of ammonia will kill them, your shrimp died of ammonia poisoning from the overstocked tank and your snail was eating their dead bodies as snails do.
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1+, If you can, can you post a picture of your tank?
If your going to get another fish then you will need to upgrade to a 6-10g and thats for just adding another fish and maybe a shrimp or snail. If you want to get a school of fish then you will need to get a 20g or more.
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agree!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #6 
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Without knowing the true size of your tank you can't properly stock it. IF it is truly 1-2g as the others have said no tank mates for the Betta, it is too small a volume of water.
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