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post #1 of 10 Old 01-15-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Fish in 1.5 gallon tank

Hi guys i saw this tank online and it really intrigues me. What type of fish (and inverts)could i keep? thanks
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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I realized I posted this in the wrong forum, could a moderator move it?
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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would a few snails and a betta work?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 07:39 AM
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First of all- you usually only want one snail at a time (at least for smaller tanks), because they reproduce very quickly.

Second- Contrary to popular belief, a 1.5 gallon tank is not suitable for any fish. Sadly, they exist only to make money for their creators. Bettas should have about 5 gallons.

Snails are pretty cool... you could get a nice snail on Aquabid.com (ebay for fish people), or you could get shrimp, which I hear are pretty awesome.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 07:41 AM
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Some people use this size tank for one Betta but it must have a heater and a filter. Mine had his own 10 gal to himself. Some Betta keepers would take a 10g and divide it in half or 3. There are mixed opinions in here but we really should get the biggest tank we can afford with the most space possible.
I have used this size for a temp hospital tank...

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 07:54 AM
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usuaully the standard 5 gallon is cheaper ( or just as much ) as some of these 1 gallon tanks. you could prob. also find a 10 gallon for cheap or close to nothing on your local craigslist. if i already had this tank i personally would use it for plants and shrimp.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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I really like that setup, could I keep a guppy
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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here is the tank i like http://www.amazon.com/Fascinations-FISHQ1-USB-Desktop-Aquarium/dp/B004BS8SV0/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1326693128&sr=8-11
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-16-2012, 11:31 AM
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I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure any fish in that tank would be inhumane Unless I read incorrectly, it's one and a half QUARTS... So like a little over a quarter of a gallon...

Cool concept though. I think it would be cooler if the LCD screen had temp, chemical, and filtration readings as well as monitoring water parameters. One of those on a bigger tank would be awesome :p And like if you could set the time for lights and everything haha.
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I think it would be cooler if the LCD screen had temp, chemical, and filtration readings as well as monitoring water parameters. One of those on a bigger tank would be awesome :p And like if you could set the time for lights and everything haha.
they do make and sell little controllers like that.
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