01-24-2011, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by doppsterjr
So sadly, the time for college is coming and my college doesn't allow tanks over 10g. So I must tear down my 20g because my mom doesn't want the responsibility. Anyways.. To the point. I must get a smaller tank because I don't want to give up fishkeeping, but at the same time I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a 10g and a new filter and all that. I would like to get a small tank most likely 5g or less. I know a beta would work well for that small of a tank, but would anything else work as well? Maybe some kind of pal for the beta (I know they are aggressive, but thought I'd ask). I have cherry barbs and I know they are pretty tough.
My question is... What would work well in a small tank that won't need a whole bunch of maintenance and will get along?
I would buy the ten gal for ten or twelve dollars and use the filter and heater from the 20 gal you take down.
The smaller the volume of water,,the faster water quality can deteriorate and the more maint needed to maintain good water quality in smaller tanks.
No gourami with Betta, and barbs may or may not nip at the fins of the Betta.
Some shrimps may work with the Betta if plenty of plant's or coveris available.