Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 10
Getting back in to it

I have a 15 gallon tank with a male beta and 8 ghost shrimp. The last time i had a fish tank i was 14. I had some blood fin tettras but they died when i went away on vacation. I just added the shrimp was wondering if anyone had some sugestions for me or if there are any other fish or anything else that i could put in the tank with them? (and yes that is a Guinness bottle in the tank and yes the beta goes in there)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN6239.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	236.8 KB
ID:	72177   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN6242.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	249.8 KB
ID:	72178  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN6244.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	143.4 KB
ID:	72179  
__________________

__________________
mickmick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
Daphnia are People Too.
Community Moderator
 
absolutangel04's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 8,886
Welcome to the cite. So, all thats currently in there is the betta?
__________________

__________________
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but thankfully they both led to fish stores.
absolutangel04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
torres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 341
Nice betta colours, I would suggest Neon Tetras, they are very piece full or even molly, they are very good fishes too, never bother anyone and never gets bothered either, but it all depends on the fish.
__________________
torres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
Look It Up
 
librarygirl's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,052
How long has the tank been set up? Is it cycled? What is your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate reading?

IF the tank is fully cycled you might try some nano fish but not much else can go into a 15 gal with a betta. Even the nano fish might not work out of the Betta is aggressive. Some nano fish are celestial pearl danio, chili rasbora or ember tetra. I wouldn't do Neons; they are very active swimmers and need more horizontal swim space than a 15 gal can provide plus they may be too active for a Betta.
__________________
Every living thing is significant.
🐠 Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Community Rules | Custom Site Search
librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US, Ga
Posts: 2,508
Welcome to AA great place!! Nice betta!
__________________
55G-Malawi setup
2 20G long-community (planted)
5G and 10g-Fry
30G- S. and C. America tank
Fishie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:46 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 10
no there is 8 ghost shrimp in there too
__________________
mickmick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 10
its been up for since august im gunna be honest i have no idea what the cycle means or the ph level is
__________________
mickmick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #8
Daphnia are People Too.
Community Moderator
 
absolutangel04's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 8,886
Was the betta ok with his old tankmates? If he was ok them, I recommend looking into harlequin rasboras, neons, green neons, jellybean tetras, ember tetras, and chili rasbora as possible tankmates for your betta.
__________________
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but thankfully they both led to fish stores.
absolutangel04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
Daphnia are People Too.
Community Moderator
 
absolutangel04's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 8,886
To learn what a cycle is, I suggest you read the links in library school's signature.
Cycling refers to the process of growing bacteria in the tank that change the ammonia from fish poop into a less harmful substance. Since your tank has been set up so long, it should be cycled by now.
Its a good idea to get a test kit though for future reference and to keep track of the overall health of the tank.
__________________
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but thankfully they both led to fish stores.
absolutangel04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 10
the tetras i had in there with him he was fine with unless they got to close to him then he would chase them they seemed to have more of a problem with each other then with him
__________________
mickmick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
aquaponicpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 153
I think floating plants would be nice, I would also add snails. Have you an interest in live plants? Your tank is the perfect size for a nano what are your plans for it?
__________________
@aquaponicpaw
aquaponicpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 10
never even thought about live plants again im just realy starting i have no idea what a nano is and as for plans i was just gunna put another fish or two in there
__________________
mickmick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
aquaponicpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by mickmick View Post
never even thought about live plants again im just realy starting i have no idea what a nano is and as for plans i was just gunna put another fish or two in there
If you go to your search engine and type in "freshwater nano tank images" you will get all types of pictures as an example. I mention it all because it seems the key to doing this successfully is to think as far "down the road" as you can.

Other than that I say you are doing good. I suggest floating plants because they can help with any toxins in your tank. It also helps a fish feel more in it's natural element. You've gotta think that they appreciate nature just as much as you do, right? So why not give them some plants to call their own?

a good bunch can be had for less than $5

Here is an example of a freshwater nano Not mine. found on the web. The tank on the left is very similar to yours.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	freshwater nano.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	34.2 KB
ID:	72199  
__________________

__________________
@aquaponicpaw
aquaponicpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sick Dojo, lump on back tonyf1971 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 01-10-2012 05:11 PM
My Oscar fin is not growing back.... jvaughn510 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 01-03-2012 09:21 PM
And I'm back! Ilikefishes Member Introductions 6 12-21-2011 05:47 PM
Cut back plants? lpn4 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 11-02-2011 10:38 PM
back to back PWC question sobersteve323 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 09-10-2011 04:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.