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Old 04-11-2011, 02:39 AM   #1 
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Question Is there a fish......

that a Betta can live with and has the same diet as a Betta?

or any good sucker fish(not sure what the correct name for them is) that a Betta can live with?

I have a 3gallon tank.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:58 AM   #2 
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i found one thread that helped, but i still would like more advice since this thread was from 2009
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=26418

I am interested in
-albino bristlenose
-otos
-ghost shrimp

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:08 AM   #3 
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bristle nose catfish are good, buy a small lil teeny one and when he or she out grows trade her or him in for a smaller one. i picked up two absolutely tiny ones today one for each female sorority they eat algae and algae wafers
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:30 AM   #4 
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3 gallons is too small for any fish tank mates. You need at least 10 gallons.

You CAN get away with a shrimp or two, though. Personally I don't believe you should get pets and then give them away constantly because you don't have the room... Just my opinion. Whatever you do, realize that a 3 gallon tank is usually considered 100% stocked (go by the inch per gallon rule. Lots of Bettas get 3 inches, and I mean fully grown size) and that inverts (probably the only thing other than a Betta who'll enjoy a 3 gallon tank) need pristine water quality and thrive best in cycled tanks. Otos need to be in groups so they require 20 gallons, and I'm not sure but I think the BN pleco also needs 20 gallons... maybe 10.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:04 AM   #5 
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My 5 gals are stocked with:
5.1: 3 x betta females
1x bristle nose catfish

5.2: 4 x betta females
1 x bristle nose catfish

plenty of plants and hidey holes no problems
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thank you everyone
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:43 PM   #7 
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If you don't want a shrimp think about a snail or two. They need to eat veggies as well as algae, but they do help with that. Three gallons is too small for anything else. You could TRY an ADF if you have a lot of hiding places, but be ready to change the water every two days and be prepared to separate them.

I have a 16 gallon tank with three female bettas, 2 honey gouramis and five cory cats. That's more than enough. It has three different kinds of live plants and wood and caves, a Fluval chi grass pad that the cory cats love, and I STILL change the water once a week and have to stay on top of it so the tank doesn't get like, toxic.

On the flip side, in my five gallon I have one cory and a male betta, again with live plants and a cave fixture. They all have filters so that helps.

Do you have a filter for your three gallon?
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #8 
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A betta should not have any fish tank mates in a tank less than 10 gallons. shrimp are fine in smaller tanks, they have little bioload and ghosties will eat leftover food the betta misses. The betta might try to eat the shrimp, but you can try it if you'd really like to have them.
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