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Old 08-20-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
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Got a new 5 gallon hex...

Currently houses my male betta, who is greatly appreciating it from what I can tell. Anything else I could potentially put in it?
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Yay for betta!
Hmm.. If he gets along with ADFS you might be able to put one in there.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:01 PM   #3
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I'll look into that. What about any of the smaller varieties of cories? Or ghost shrimp, or snails.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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Im not too sure, they might produce too much waste. then again maybe not. No clue.
Ghost shrimp, ofcourse, but My betta disliked ghostshrimps.. and err. ate them all
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:06 PM   #5
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Heh. My betta hasn't ever met a ghost shrimp, but he doesn't mind snails. I didn't realize snails produced any real noticeable amount of waste.
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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I've had mine with ghost shrimp and snails and he never bothered either. But as Fluff pointed out, it varies with each Betta. Hers like to snack on shrimp whereas mine thought they were his friends.
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:39 PM   #7
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I'll look into the shrimp, I know for sure mine doesn't mind snails, though. >.> I remember seeing someone on here with a few panda cories in their 5 gallon with a betta, s'that alright?
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I have three cories with my betta. They do very well together. Now, that same betta with an ADF... lets just say I found him one day pushing a poor ADF back and forth across the tank
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Heh. My betta has lived with cories before so I think he'd be fine with them. I'd rather get fish than an ADF, I think. I'm assuming panda cories would work just as well as bronze ones, I'm wanting to get a bit of a different variety.
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:06 PM   #10
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Panda's are SOOO cute.
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:12 PM   #11
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I agree. S'why I want some, and 'cause I have the usual aeneus cories in my 10, and don't care much for the albino ones.
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See if you can find schwartzi corys - very nice, and they max out at about 1.5 inches...
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I've never even heard of those, much less seen them.
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Here's a link to them: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1558

I had them about a year ago and they were larger than 1.5 inches. When they died from ich they were about 2 inches in size.
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Kinda cool looking. I think I'd rather have the pandas, though, 'cause I want some that are interesting but won't take attention from the centerpiece fish.
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I agree Pandas are cooler looking
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i like snails.. go with the snails..and while your at it add some lowlight plants!!!
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Already have a snail (black mystery) in my 10... But if I find another kind that strikes my interest, I'll get one. Not big on live plants, not right now anyway.
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yeah but you don't even need special lighting for Java Moss and Java Fern, it will grow under anything. I had Java Moss and Java Fern in my little 1gallon with 1 betta and some MTS.
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I'm not a very big fan of either of those, though. >.>
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