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Old 08-21-2011, 11:05 AM   #1 
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Would this work?

I was wondering if I would be able to put 2-3 cory cats in with my male fred, he is in a 5 gallon near a window so there is algae on some of the decor. just curious going to petco later today
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #2 
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A five gallon is not large enough for even a small school of cory cats (4). It is certainly not large enough to support both a small school and a betta. Also cory cats do almost nothing in terms of reducing algae in the tank. I would suggest moving the tank if you don't want algae on the decor.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #3 
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at least a 10 gallon
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #4 
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The only thing that would work in a 5 gal. would be shrimp. But those usually end up as betta snacks xD

If you wanted, you could divide the tank and get another male.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #5 
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Corydoras usually don't eat algae...You might want to block the side of the tank that is getting sunlight or move the tank, sometimes when a tank is too close to a window the sun creates algae. I wouldn't add anything but a snail or shrimp in with a betta in a 5 gallon.Amano shrimp will eat some types of algae.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #6 
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In a 5 gallon tank, you will not have enough room for cory cats.
You could put a snail, some shrimp or an ADF (African dwarf frog) in the tank.
Good luck!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:17 PM   #7 
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I'm going to agree with the others. Corydoras are not an option in such a small tank. I would try a Bamboo Shrimp or a Mystery Snail if you don't wish to divide.

If you would divide to get a second Betta I would so check out the buying section here. Some really great Bettas for sale as well as for rehoming.
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