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Old 09-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #1 
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good tank mates for a small tank

well i have a 1 gallon - 1.5 gallon tank with a male crowntail betta, and i wanna get some mossball (or one rather) or some ghost shrimps (one rather) but im not sure if it will be too crowded
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I'd say no shrimp or snails -- the tank really is too small for the Betta himself. If you upgraded to a tank holding 2.5-5 gallons you would be able to get shrimps and moss balls.
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I'd say no shrimp or snails -- the tank really is too small for the Betta himself. If you upgraded to a tank holding 2.5-5 gallons you would be able to get shrimps and moss balls.
Well I just don't want the fish to be bored lol I probably gonna get a 2.5 tank soon. But that's probably the biggest I can get since I'm living in a college dorm. I saw my little Betta in petco and he was so sad so I was thinking a gallon is at least better than a small cup
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I think you could manage a moss ball. It'll give him a nice soft place to lay too.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #5 
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Bettas are more solitary fish, so he won't be bored without a tankmate. Just put the tank in an area of your dorm room where he can see you/your roommate, and he'll be a happy camper.

If you can upgrade to a slightly larger tank so that you can put a heater in there, that would be awesome. He'll really perk up then!
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Bettas are more solitary fish, so he won't be bored without a tankmate. Just put the tank in an area of your dorm room where he can see you/your roommate, and he'll be a happy camper.

If you can upgrade to a slightly larger tank so that you can put a heater in there, that would be awesome. He'll really perk up then!
i just bought a elite 25W heater made by hagen but im not sure if i should put it in...since it is still pretty warm over here and my ATI stick on thermometer read the tank temperature as 81 ish...so
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