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Old 03-03-2010, 04:57 PM   #1 
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1 gallon tank

I own a betta fish in a one gallon tank. The tank is filtered has a light and I clean it every two weeks. Does anybody know any snails or shrimp that I can get for it.

PS: My Betta is a bit aggressive
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #2 
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You can't have any tank mates in a tank that small.. Technically its too small for the betta alone.. much less a tankmate.

Also you need to do at least 2 water changes A WEEK. Tanks that small will not support a cycle so doing a water change every two weeks means you are exposing your fish to dangerous levels of ammonia.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:04 PM   #4 
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You can't have any tank mates in a tank that small.. Technically its too small for the betta alone.. much less a tankmate.

Also you need to do at least 2 water changes A WEEK. Tanks that small will not support a cycle so doing a water change every two weeks means you are exposing your fish to dangerous levels of ammonia.
Tep, that pretty much said it all! If you get a large 5+g tank with heating and filtration you will have any more options, and your betta will be very happy and healthy!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:23 PM   #5 
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Do you think my betta can live with my platties in my 10g without any problems?
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How many platys? And is the tank cycled?

I would say not.. platys have brightly colored fins.. your betta would probably be very aggressive with them.
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I have three platys that have tiny fins, and I cycled it.
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You could try it but if he turns out to be too aggressive be prepared to move him to his own tank. As a rule I never house bettas with other "top dwelling" fish. I would only house bettas with bottom feeders. But people have done it.. you never know until you try.
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You could try it but if he turns out to be too aggressive be prepared to move him to his own tank. As a rule I never house bettas with other "top dwelling" fish. I would only house bettas with bottom feeders. But people have done it.. you never know until you try.
Then I wont try because he is very aggressive, I just thought with enough space he would be fine.
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I've heard lots of success with platys, some from first hand experience (friends), but if you think your betta has any reason to be aggressive at all, then definitely don't. I don't think he would appreciate other fish taking his part of the tank either, so I would agree with 1f2f. If you do want some mates for your betta, you should really upgrade him. They're much more interesting in bigger tanks, I promise.
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