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Old 02-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #11
 
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Yeah I know, I'm not going to get many, may not get anything other than a catfish and algea eater.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:07 PM   #12
 
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You will have to be careful about overstocking that tank and consider the adult size of any fish you plan to add. What type of catfish and what type algae eater are you contemplating??
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:10 PM   #13
 
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I really have no idea, I want ones that stay small, but have no idea what they are called. I was going to talk to the pet store owner and see what he suggested.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:17 PM   #14
 
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In a tank that small the best tankmates I can suggest are otos or pygmy cories. Otos require a source of algae (as that's all they will eat) and in a newly cycled tank (IF it's cycled) otos wouldn't fare too well. In my experience Otos fare best in a more mature tank and even then sometimes they don't do well. They are pretty sensitive fish and require stable water parameters.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #15
 
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Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind.
I'm really not sure if my tank is cycled yet, but kind of doubt it. I had it set up for 48 hours before adding Mushu.
And this past monday I did the first 1/4 water change.
I'm keeping a close eye on it and him to be sure he stays healthy, he's young and I want to have him as long as possible.

I have a question.....
Do you ever get all the food etc. out of the bottom of a tank without completely emptying it and starting over?
I know that's not good, and partial water changes are best, but when I was doing my water change it got the food stirred up and now the water is a bit cloudy. Last night he didn't eat any of his food, it all went to the gravel.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #16
 
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After only 48 hours the tank is not cycled. This link explains cycling:

http://www.fishforum.com/freshwater-...ium-cycle-252/

This is a great article on Bettas:

http://www.fishforum.com/betta-fish/...are-faq-20058/

You might want to take a few moments to read the above as it should help answer alot of your questions.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
 
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Thank you very much for the links!
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:22 AM   #18
 
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What a pretty betta!
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:26 PM   #19
 
HE IS GORGIOUS! you could also try a small group of tetras, or endlers, or female guppies, or some snails, or shrimp (he might eat them tho :() Idk, there r more optoins than u think for a betta :)
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