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Old 07-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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What can I do with a 1gal w/ water temp of 71?

I finally got approval to set up a tank at work but I'm limited to 1gal and no heater, going to use this tank I already had. Set it up today just see what the water temps would be before getting a fish. Originally I'd planned on getting a betta but without the light on, the water temp hovered around 71 and this seems too cold for a betta, but then I've never kept one before. I can't think of any other small-ish fish that would do well kept individually. If it helps, I'll also be adding 1 or 2 small plants. Any thoughts on what fish might be happy in this little home?

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That really isn't big enough for any fish, I would go with some shrimp
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Well a betta is really out of the question in a 1gal. You might be able to find something here: Nano-Fish Other than that, a few shrimp or snails would work. A nice little planted shrimp tank would be good

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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I take it guppies and african frogs are out of the question as well?
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I take it guppies and african frogs are out of the question as well?
Yup. Definitely. I second shrimp and snails cherry shrimp are cool. You could breed them!
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1 gal is too small for anything but a few shrimp and some snails. I wouldn't even put any nanofish in a 1 gal -- and I usually push stocking limits.
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You could African dwarf frogs, not guppies. Idk how sensitive ADFs are to temperature

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You could African dwarf frogs, not guppies. Idk how sensitive ADFs are to temperature

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Not even ADF's. They're social, meaning 3 at least, and the minimum rule is one per gallon.
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I take it guppies and african frogs are out of the question as well?

Your really handcuffed with only 1 gal, I would say a shrimp or two at most ... maybe.
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Halocridina rubra are a good shrimp option for that size tank. You could have a small group of them. They are hard to get ahold of and I think saltwater though. If not, a few red cherry shrimp.

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Not even ADF's. They're social, meaning 3 at least, and the minimum rule is one per gallon.
Yes sorry, there is a similar thread to this about a 7 gallon tank.

I agree, stick to shrimp and snails. If you upgrade the lighting fixture to where it can hold a CFL you could do a lot with it. This would allow you to plant the tank, and it could look really nice- even with just shrimp and snails.
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I have a couple 1 gal shrimp tanks, each with three shrimp and one small nerite snail. I agree that is your only option for a 1 gal
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Your really handcuffed with only 1 gal, I would say a shrimp or two at most ... maybe.

i have to dissagree twith you 100%. IME he could easily have 10 Red cherrie's in there without a hint or sliver of a problem.
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I agree, 10 would be ok.
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I have a couple 1 gal shrimp tanks, each with three shrimp and one small nerite snail. I agree that is your only option for a 1 gal
But aren't nerite snails SW?
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I agree, 10 would be ok.
Ok, I think I'll go this route if I can find someone nearby who carries FW shrimp. If all else fails, may resort to 'sea monkeys'!
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But aren't nerite snails SW?


not that i know of
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NM, most of the info I initially found about them described them as good reef-cleaners but others mention them in FW setups as well.
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They can be both. Their eggs only hatch in saltwater, but they do great in fresh as well.
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But aren't nerite snails SW?
There are SW and FW nerites You can't put a SW nerite in a FW tank or vise versa. FW nerites only reproduce in brackish water.
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