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Old 05-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #1 
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1.5 gallons too small?



I just spent the whole weekend seting up 4 of the Tetra 1.5 or 1.7 gallon tanks for 3 males and a female betta.

yall are going to tell me to upgrade huh?

LOL I live in a small trailor, so space is limited.

They each live with a snail and 3-5 ghost shrimp and a live plants.

so will the 1.5 gallons eally be detramental to these guys?

they seem happy and healthy, and the setup looks too good to change!
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #2 
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I forgot to show you all the Bettas!!!
this is Doppleganger

this is sabertooth

And this is carnage, pics do him no justice. best lookin fish i have even seen!

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:25 PM   #3 
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Your fish are beautiful! I recommend 2Gs or more but those sizes are fine. Just make sure you keep up with the water changes. A 1.5G should be cleaned 100% twice a week. Ammonia builds up very quickly in smaller tanks. Having so many shrimp in a small tank is overdoing it. In a tank that small you really shouldn't have any tank mates for your betta.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:36 PM   #4 
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cool.

this isnt as bad as my reef tanks, but I just want to make sure.

I actually have been doin about a 10% WC every other day.

maybey I'll do 50% 2x a week. ill just switch the water when im watering my orchids
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:50 PM   #5 
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Indeed, a 1.5 gallon is fine as long as you maintain legit water conditions. Should probably bump up the number of water changes, though, and how much water you replace during them. Sorry, I can't throw out a suggestion because I don't have a tank of that size in use, but I'm sure someone will give some input.

Your fish look very nice, by the way.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #6 
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I panicked. I thought you had all four fish in that 1.5 gallon. In THAT case, it should be fine (as mentioned above) if you keep water conditions optimal.

Shrimp have a very small bioload. In terms of that, they'll be okay, but I'd be worried if your betta would become stressed stuck with a tankmate it may not like in such an enclosed space.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:59 PM   #7 
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Cool.

WC's and good param.s are where its @.

I just felt so darn bard for these beauties in the lil jars...

each one id seen numorous times, then I got one.

Got him a female in hope that they'd like, get along.

And FAIL. She Killed him dead...

I freaked, the girl freaked. The female got a tank, and we got another one.

then another, and another... LOL
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LOL. Yeah, you shouldn't attempt to house a male and a female together unless you're seriously trying to breed. Otherwise, more often than not, it's bad news.
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Wait, you have the female in with a male?
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #10 
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Wait, you have the female in with a male?

I dont, but I did.

and it didnt go so well.

So now I registerd for a betta forum...

and they all live in small, but fancy individual tanks.
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