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Old 02-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #1 
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Question confused??

hi.. my CT, Pooter, is in a 2.5 gal. tank and i was thinking of getting him some small tank mates but idk what kind of fish to get for him.. i cant get a bigger tank then the one he is in now cause of money and space, so something small but not too small would be helpful.. thanks in advance...

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #2 
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Another fish won't fit in the tank. You could try a small snail or a couple of ghost shrimp.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #3 
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+1. It's not a good idea to have anything more than a betta in the tank in any tank smaller than 10 gallons.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #4 
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:/ ok... thanks.. its just that with the ghost shrimp, i read that they molt so that they can grow bigger, and i was wondering about what would happen to the skin that they would leave behind..
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Mine usually end up eating the molts, or you can scoop it out easily.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #6 
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It is a good idea to leave the moults in. They get good protein from eating them. :)
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #7 
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ok :) thats good then.. but what would the shrimp eat?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #8 
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Let a couple betta pellets land in the gravel, or drop a half a bottom feeder tablet. They'll eat a little plant matter and any microfauna that grow in the tank.
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ok and by the bottem feeder tablet, do you mean an algea disk?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #10 
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They need a more protein based diet as they're scavengers and will eat meat. I have sinking shrimp based pellets that I give to mine. It's Nutrifin Max sinking krill and shrimp pellets. My bettas will chew on the pellets too, given the chance. In my girls' tank, I have to drop them after turning out the lights, or they'll gorge on the pellets before my shrimp get to them.
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