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Old 11-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Shane l
Have a beautiful male betta and I want to have a tank mate maybe a shrimp that won't EAT him! But will go nicely together my tank is a 5g
In a 5 gallon I wouldn't add any other fish. There would not be enough food for ottos in such a small tank. Give shrimp a try. Start off with cheep ones. You don't want to buy the expensive ones and find out your betta loves to hunt and kill them! An apple snail would work too

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Old 11-25-2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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You could try shrimp, but go for something cheap like ghosts, because they will most likely be eaten. I would add a nerite snail, once the tank has been running a few months. That's the best tankmate for a betta in a 5 gal.

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