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Old 07-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #1 
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5 Gallons, anything?

I have a 5 Gallon Tank, simple filter, thermometer and a heater. (:

I'm still fairly new to this entire betta thing, and I would really like to get some companions in this tank for him.

For now I have 4 small plants (live) in the tank, with gravel and some shiny marble rocks.

What is good for a 5 gallon tank and a betta?

Also, any tips?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:44 PM   #2 
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A cory cat and maybe a few minnows would work :)
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:54 PM   #3 
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A chinese algae eater would be great. I used to have one. cool to watch and very hard workers
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:57 PM   #4 
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A chinese algae eater will suck the slime coat off your fish.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:30 AM   #5 
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Posibbly a snail, or an african dwarf frog, maybe some cherry or ghost shrimp.
Or if you just want fish, maybe like 3 otos
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:19 AM   #6 
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Just love your fish and leave him by himself in there

Cories need to school and you can't fit the nessecary amount in a 5 gallon with a Betta. You won't need algae eaters in the tank, it is too small for the right amount of algae they need to live. Your tank doesn't have a hood so a snail can get out.

5 Gallons and smaller are more for a single betta. If anything get some ghost shrimp and don't worry about them reproducing because th eBetta will eat the babies haha.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:34 AM   #7 
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I agree with Angelmonster. Bettas are solitary fish and do just fine by themselves.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #8 
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some neon tetras would look cute!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:17 PM   #9 
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neon tetras need a larger space since they are schooling fish.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #10 
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It's always risky with betta tank mates.
My female betta mutilated my neon tetra. After that, I decided that she's better by herself :]
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