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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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i was wondering if it is a good idea to buy a fighting fish....i have a 10liter tank and i have one of those snail things that clean your tank..will that be okey for them to be together?????????
or is thereany other type of fish that is sorta small coz my other one dyed a few weks ago and mum wants a new one....lol

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 12:27 PM
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don't put two fighting fish together! They will kill each other!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 07:52 PM
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A single betta will be fine . However, in that size tank you shouldn't get anything else except maybe some shrimp. A small snail would be fine if you keep up on water changes...but I wouldn't get one until the tank has been set up for a little while. Also, the snails normally sold in stores get too big and messy for a small aquarium so you'd probably have to special order one. Snails eat algae and un-eaten food but they don't eat fish poop like some people think. You still have to do water changes even if you have a snail. Actually, you'd have to do more. Snails also need to have their diet supplemented with sinking wafers and vegetables .

Unless you have live plants, excellent filtration, and/or are very experienced I would do 100% water changes on the tank at least every other week. The tank is a little small to cycle safely...the cycle would most likely crash if you didn't keep up on water changes.

Other animals suitable for a tank that size are african dwarf frogs, cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, and endler's livebearers. A couple white cloud minnows or cherry barbs would be ok if the tank was completely cycled with live plants.




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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 10:41 PM
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Stephanie really knows her stuff!

One betta is fine.They do fine alone and well they CANNOT be kept with males of their own species,as they will fight obviously.I have 3 right now and they all have their different personalities!





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