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Old 05-15-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
 
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3 gallon tank

I have had an Eclipse System 3 aquarium sitting around for months now, unopened.


What could live (happily!) in a 3 gallon aquarium? Nothing? I know betta's should be housed in at least a 5g.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
 
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Cute little cherry shrimps?
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
 
You could keep a betta in a 3 gallon. The minimum is 2.5, 5 gallons is just a nice upgrade. I say a betta would do okay. Cherry shrimp are a nice idea also.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #4
 
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You could keep a betta in a 3 gallon. The minimum is 2.5, 5 gallons is just a nice upgrade. I say a betta would do okay. Cherry shrimp are a nice idea also.
Ditto. Although to clarify James' statement, you cannot keep the betta and shrimps together or the betta will divebomb and eat them.;)
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
 
Ya, sorry for not being more specific. Definatly don't keep a betta with cherry shrimp.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:07 PM   #6
 
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I know not to keep a betta with cherry shrimp =)

I actually have a betta in a 5 gallon already, which is why I was looking for some other ideas for this 3 gallon.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:21 PM   #7
 
If you were really good with water changes you may be able to do a single Dwarf puffer. Three gallons is generally considered the minimum. I have one in a 5.5 gallon with 2 African dwarf frogs. He's a neat little fish.

A couple dwarf livebearers (least killies) might work - If you get only males. I've never kept them myself, although I've considered putting them in a 5 gallon. I still may end up doing that...
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #8
 
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If you were really good with water changes you may be able to do a single Dwarf puffer. Three gallons is generally considered the minimum. I have one in a 5.5 gallon with 2 African dwarf frogs. He's a neat little fish.
Oh, the dwarf puffer. I keep dreaming of a species only tank with a few of them. I am just dying to do it. haha, maybe I will start out with just one in this tank to start out with =)
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:28 AM   #9
 
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I was hoping snails for a change. I have four Pomacea canaliculata I hatched from the eggs I got from a ditch. They're so entertaining and have plenty of personalities. Downside is they may be illegal in your areas. Brigs or nerites are nice.
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