06-21-2014, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzzyredsweaters
Hey! I'm planning on getting a betta for my 5.5 gallon once it's all cycled, and I was wondering if I could put a snail or shrimps in there too? I was thinking a snail from the nerite family (so I wouldn't have to worry about it breeding.) Any recommendations, or is the tank too small for anything other than one betta?
I'm doing a fishless cycle, and there's a heater and a filter that I'm gonna have to baffle.
There's about an inch of gravel substrate and a terra cotta pot.
(Oh, and I was thinking about getting some marimo balls for the tank too. Would it work or is the water too warm?)
Marimo balls will be perfect for your bettas tank. You can just squeeze them out in a bit of tank water every once in awhile, then return to the tank. No need to do anything else to them. They usually move around the tank on their own every once in awhile, occasionally turning themselves.
A nerite would be just fine in there as a companion! Just watch that your betta doesn't hog all of it's food when you put it in. Bettas are pigs and will attempt to eat just about any type of food you put in there. :)