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Old 06-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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So we had a large garage sale in my neighboorhood and I snagged 2 tanks. One is a 2 gal tank and the other is a 7.5 gal tank. My sister wants the 2 gal tank for her betta and I'm thinking about putting a few shrimp in there because he's really calm. I need some ideas for the other tank. I'm still going to do my 12 gal but for now I'm focusing on these. Ideas are welcomed!! Also any other ideas for the 2 gal tank are also welcomed because I might try to convince my sister with another fish
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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anything but shrimp and/or snails in the 2 gallon one is a no go. a betta should hav at least 5 gallons.
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Ok well I have to go break that to my sister... But I'm excited about shrimp
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In what size tank is the Betta in now? If it's in a larger tank I wouldn't reduce it to a 2 gal.
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bettas shouldnt be in anything lower then 5 gallons and everyone on here will tell you that. the only thing that can go in that are shrimp and snails. now on the 7 gallon you could do a betta and maybe a small school of nano fish (mosquito rasboras endler guppys etc)
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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In the 7 gallon you could do a betta with a small school of microfish like celestial pearl danios.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:21 AM   #7
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I'm thinking shrimp for the 2 gallon and tetras (the dwarf kinds) for the 7.5 gallon.
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no tetra can go in a 7 gallon IMO stick with one of these
mosquito rasbora
endler guppys
or other fish that stay 1 inch or smaller
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I'm thinking shrimp for the 2 gallon and tetras (the dwarf kinds) for the 7.5 gallon.
Like Neon Tetra's, or Glo-Lights?
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no tetra can go in a 7 gallon IMO stick with one of these
mosquito rasbora
endler guppys
or other fish that stay 1 inch or smaller
Neons can live in a 7 gallon
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theyre too active IMO
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:32 AM   #12
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I like neons and cardinal tetras. I'll probably get one of those two.
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cardinals are wayyyy to big. you might can get way with neons. what are the demensions of the tank?
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Okay I didn't read allaboutfish's post so are there any other options?
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14x10x12 or something like that
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you can probably do neons, but endler guppys or mosquito rasboras would be better and would leave you with room for a betta.
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You might get away with neons in that tank, I don't know. You could try any of the microfish, I believe some are sparkling gouramis, celestial pearl danios, espei's rasboras, and so on (correct me if I'm wrong).
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nope your right
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So I've looked up all of these fish and they all say "need bigger tank" is that true? Or am okay with getting them?
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