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Old 01-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #1 
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just got a 5 gallon tank

I just went and got a 5 gallon tank, and 4 live plants and a mystery snail, but I wanna put another fish in what can I add...would he kill fancy tail guppys??
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #2 
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Like what kinda fish, or frogs or salmanders...?
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #3 
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IMO 5gal is not big enough to meet the needs of other species of fish along with the Betta....the limited space also allows for either the Betta or other fish ease in cornering or trapping and injury or death can happen.
Sometimes shrimp will work-but this can vary as some Bettas will not tolerate them even with lots of hiding places...

What kind of plants did you get...love to see some pics....
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:48 PM   #4 
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Since my phone ate my reply, I have to second OFL's advice. And just a tip, mystery snails poop more than a betta.
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Idk exactly what there called, and I mean I only wanna add one more fish, and my betta seems much more happy, but he keeps swimming down the sides of the tank almost like hes playing with his reflection...which idk if its weird or not but he doesnt flare at his reflection anymore, but hold on ill upload a pic for you guys to see my new tank if I can on my phone
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Its being annoying and wont let me upload, and is it a bad thing that hes like really freaking hyper? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #7 
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K heres a link to it http://www.bettafish.com/attachment.php?at tachmentid=45345&stc=1&d=1326132494 from where I put it in the tank section, its not a good picture though but u can see
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #8 
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I personally wouldn't add anything else to a tank that size but you may be able to add some ghost shrimp. Shrimp may become betta snacks though. In 5 gallon tank you really shouldn't add any other fish. Bettas are territorial and aggressive in nature. 5 gallons doesn't provide a lot of room for setting up different territories or safe places in case a fish decides to get aggressive. Fancy tail guppies, the fish you suggested putting in with the betta, aren't generally great tank mates since their long tails may cause the betta to think its another male betta. This will cause aggression towards the guppy. Bettas don't need tank mates. They are not schooling fish and won't get lonely. I would let your betta enjoy his nice big tank by himself.
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