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Old 11-17-2011, 03:44 PM   #1 
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I have a 5gal tank with 1 male betta, he is calm and doesnt even flare at his reflection, what type/how many fish should i add?
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #2 
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You really cannot add much to a 5 gallon, because it is a smaller space. Fish in a small space (usually beneath 10 gallons) do have more tension amongst themselves, and can cause stress and tail nipping from both fish. Basically, you could get a snail if you wanted... There are some cool ones :)
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Would 4 neon tetras be fine? I saw a video on youtube with 7 of them with a betta in a 5 gal.
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Neon tetras are extremely active, and should be in larger groups... In a 5 gallon, they would stress out the betta with their fats movements - much like danios. Plus, that is a lot of bioload (fish waste) for a 5 gallon. I've also seen some videos on youtube, with a betta and three guppies in a 3 gallon... It's not a good idea a lot of the time. If you had a 10 gallon, I'd say go right ahead with neon tetras - most of the time they get along anyways. Just, don't want to stress out your betta :)
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #5 
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I have to agree, I never suggest any fish friends in a tank under 5g. If you wanted, you could divide it and get another Betta. Really only small snails and ghost shrimp would be suitable tank mates in a 5g tank :)
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:24 PM   #6 
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I forgot about dividing!!! >< lol. Pitluvs is right. Maybe shrimp would be good since your betta is mellow.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #7 
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Ghost shrimp are awesome to have, they are social and very active :)
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #8 
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It was divided but, about a week ago the other male died :(
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:38 PM   #9 
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naww, sorry for your loss :( You could try shrimp then... very small bioload amongst a group of them?
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