Originally Posted by candyraver
Yup,I am getting Bio-Spira,I ordered it when you gave me the link,just I still don't have it in the mail yet
My fish won't be added to that aquarium for awhile& even longer before he gets tankmates.
Thank you for the tips! ^_^
Seriously,that was the only filter I seen for 'smaller' tanks! If I had a 20+ gallon I would have much more options filter wise!
Ah,in that case I never purchased incandescent bulbs! They are the tube bulbs,& I plug it into an outlet.The aren't like regular light bulbs =P
Well,I only shop at Wal-Mart since thats the only "pet store" within hours from me.They only recently started selling plants so maybe the aquatic plant selection will grow soon too! I'm also really amazed they started selling carebooks& finally have stuff for sale [good stuff also!] for the hermit crabs ^_^;
All along they sold nothing for those & now they sell some basics =D.
I think I may buy plant fertilizer online though.
Any sites to reccommend?
Well I can't put many creatures in that tank [since its the 5.5gal] but I think cories are quickly growing on me!
Pepper is only a tiny little thing atm.Think I could easily have 3 small corydoras + my female betta in that aquarium? I was looking into platies also though,but I have 2 other aquariums in which I could put platys in
That's weird that your Bio-Spira didn't come yet...I'm guessing it's because you're in Canada. Hopefully it gets to you soon because the moment you add it you can put your fish in the tank
There are many filters for small tanks but not at Wal Mart, haha! The Whisper one will work...just don't over-stock the tank because it doesn't have the best biological filteration. It'll get the job done, though.
Ok, I'm glad you got flourescent bulbs ^_^. Do they say that they are blue on the package? Do you know the brand?
I always recommend http://www.drsfostersmith.com
for fish supplies
. They have pretty much everything with great prices and lots of sales. Shipping is expensive but they have great service and it is worth it IMO. If you are ordering plant care products on there I recommend getting this because it has everything you need: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113221
^_^. Get the "Fundamentals" one. Either way I would definately get some Flourish Excel so you don't have to bother with CO2 that much. I would also get a good liquid fertlizer...either regular Flourish or Flora Pride.
Cory cats are messy fish and will get to be 2-3 inches. So having three would definately be over-stocking in a 5-gallon...especially with the betta. The only exceptions are the pygmy cories because they are less then an inch long. You could have three pygmies and a betta in a 5-gallon. Although the peppered cory cat is one of the smaller cory species I would not recommend keeping one in anything less then 10-gallons...they like having room to roam
. Once the 10-gallon is cycled could you maybe move the peppered cory there and get him a couple friends?
Platies are awesome...I adore them!
They are easy to care for, colorful, small, and full of personality. The only problem is that you would need at least a 5-gallon for a pair...and they would be the only fish you could have! Maybe if you had a heavily planted aquarium you could house them with your female but that would depend on the filter.
Thing is, you can usually only have two or three fish in a 5-gallon. And since you already have a betta in there it limits your options. An apple snail, some african dwarf frogs, one or two cherry barbs, pygmy cory cats, or oto cats would be great. If you have an extremely peaceful betta you could give guppies or a honey dwarf gourami a try.