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Old 07-27-2010, 11:47 PM   #1 
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Question Good Sized Tank?

Should we buy a 5gal or 10gal? We are planning on having:
1 male Betta
a couple ADFs
a few ghost shrimp
and possibly a couple snails.

Which size should we buy? I'm thinking the bigger the better, but wasn't sure.

Also, should we get the ADFs/shrimps/snails before the betta or after?
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #2 
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The bigger, the betta (corny joke). Always.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:17 AM   #3 
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Lol. how many Ghost Shrimp do you think would fit in a 10gal with the betta and ADFs. We were thinks 3 shrimp, 2 frogs and the betta. I don't want him to be to crowded
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:34 AM   #4 
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I'd go with the 10 gallon, otherwise that many things may be pushing the limits of a 5 gallon. Your numbers sound good. And keep an eye on the betta - some of them can be aggressive toward the frogs/shrimp and start nibbling at them. Depends on the fish. I had a shrimp once and once he shed his exoskeleton and was more vulnerable, my betta bit his head off. Literally. It was kind of a gross discovery :(
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:( We had a betta before, but he only lived about 2 months. (It was before I found this site). We are going to get a tank/fishies when we move out of this house and if all goes well with the one betta, we will be getting a second (hopefully a dragon... oh I LOVE dragons :D )
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:35 AM   #6 
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In my opinion, I would not go with both ADF's AND ghost shrimp. I would pick one or the other. I would go with 4 ADF's (they like the company of others) if you shoose that route OR you could do 15-20 ghost shrimp in a 10g. Ghost shrimp have next to no bio-load. I had 10 in my 5g planted. You do not want to add ghost shrimp to a newly established tank. They are sensitive fish and should only be added once the Nirtorgen Cycle has been completed for a couple months.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #7 
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i have a 2 gallon tank... heated with light (dont worry about cold at night the tank is in the warmest part of my home and a heater is near by) i have no filter at the momment( it has decided to break) will be getting a new one in a week ( but have been doing alot to keep the water in good shape... i have one male and 4 feamales and a snail in here for now... i was thinking of moving my males to my unused 1 gallon tank because he may feel crouded.... they all seems fine i just want your opinion
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #8 
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Do you have all of them in a 2 gallon tank?
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That's what it sounds like....
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