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Old 07-23-2010, 06:55 AM   #21 
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Thanks! I'll check out the Otocinclus catfish and get some more plants when I can.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #22 
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They are extremely sensitive fish. I would not recommend them for a 5g, although it can be done. Make sure you do your research on them.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:19 AM   #23 
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I will do some reaserch around the time when I want to get one. Luck still needs a few more days of adjusting. Thanks Guys!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:26 AM   #24 
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Oh and make SURE your tank is cycled before you add any of the animals listed above. Very important.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:48 AM   #25 
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If you figure it out let me know :P My female bettas tend to over eat because they eat the corys pellets too.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:59 PM   #26 
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I know another question but.....What about minnows?
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #27 
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Minnows are fish I can find in the lake outside to use as bait for bigger fish :P

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Old 07-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #28 
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I read somewhere they can live with bettas.....?
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:07 PM   #29 
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I don't know but probably. They're too big for the Betta to eat...fins are somewhat short. I'd try it if I really cared to keep a minnow.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #30 
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I crumble up the harlequins' flakes into a bowl of tank water, and while Puffy is eating his 3 pellets, I suck up the flakes in a turkey baster and sqeeze the food slowly out. Whenever Puffy comes around and trys to chase the harlequins away to eat their food, I gently poke him with the turkey baster, and so he's learned to leave their food be while the turkey baster is in the water. My harlequins have now become conditioned to come to the turkey baster for food, and Puffy has become conditioned to avoid it.

I don't think the minnows would be a great idea in a 5 gallon tank for the same reason as the tetras. Five gallons is too small for a shoal of fish and your betta as well.

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