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Old 02-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #1 
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What's good fish to add in a 5.5g with a snail?

Alright I really wanna add some activity to my tank, 5.5g is just way too big for only a Betta and a Snail, I'm hoping to add at least maybe 2 more fish, what would be a good choice? (no shrimp, I don't like them xD)

Also, what would be a good way to feed the other fish? my betta eats EVERYTHING, he even tries to eat the Snails Algae pellets. -.-
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #2 
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5g isn't big enough, IMO, to add other fish to. There isn't enough room for them to escape each other, Bettas are known to be territorial & there would be problems. Most other fish are schooling fish which do best in groups of at least 6. My 5.5g has constant movement with my Betta, Mystery snail & nerite snail. Right now the Mystery is sliding across the front glass. Someone else may have a different opinion but whatever they may suggest make sure you do your own research about their needs as adults.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #3 
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Honestly, the only other thing I would add is a shrimp, i know, I know. Maybe a cherry shrimp? They add color. That, or a different type of snail.
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Agreed. Too small for another fish. ADF maybe?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #5 
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:S my snail only ever comes out at night... lol
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