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Old 05-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #1 
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2.5 gal tank?

I have an empty 2.5 gal tank. It is unfiltered (though i am planning on purchasing one). it has three plants and a cave. What should i put in it?
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:23 PM   #2 
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Shrimp? You could make a really cool planted tank with brigs and RCS. Do it for the shrimpers here (Bob). :)

Eh, you may be able to do a betta. But I think bettas are overrated. Make sure the tank cycles before you add anything though. If I am not mistaken, you can have a pair of Sparkling Gouramis or a number of a specie of killies. Live plants would almost have to be a must with the last two options though. Lots of them.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #3 
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I have had a male betta in it before he was very happy and healthy. But he died suddenly. Thanks for ur help.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:59 PM   #4 
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you could create a little gem of a planted tank using plant like dwarf anubis a some of the varios mosses(java,christmas,star) and a couple of cherry shrimp to clean up woulnt reqire heating but some sort of space saving filtration would probably be nessacery(undergravel)
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:25 PM   #5 
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Oh. A planted tank would be nice.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #6 
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Ya, I'm for the planted tank with a couple cherry shrimp. Or maybe a couple dwarf livebearers (only one sex!). That may be pushing it on a 2.5 gal. though...
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #7 
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Isn't it kind of expensive to have a planted tank with a bunch of live plants? What about female bettas? Only one though.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:55 PM   #8 
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A 2.5 gallon planted tank would not cost too much. It may cost a bit more, but nothing crazy. A female betta would be fine (and she'd love a planted tank!).
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:04 PM   #9 
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Ok. Cool.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:13 PM   #10 
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I was doing some research for my 2.5G planted (soon-to-be), and I found some nice information.

I was looking on different forums, and see what they said from experience/wholesalers, etc. You *might* be able to get a very small shoal of dwarf rasboras, such as Boraras micros, Boraras merah (best choice IMO; they stay around .8"), Boraras brigittae, or Boraras maculatus. Maybe 1 Dwarf Puffer, as long you do weekly water changes of 50% or more, water vacs each week, and feed live snails/blackworms or bloodworms/frozen wood. You need live plants and plenty of things he can explore in, or else you shouldn't have one in a 2.5. I also read that a single, or pair of Dario Dario may work. You can get overrun by babies if they are happy though.[/i]
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