Hello all, first post here on TFK, Ive been on the Betta forums for a bit now.
I had a 1gallon tank purchased for my Betta, but upgraded the tank because I found it would be too small for a happy Betta, or any kind of fish for that matter.
I want to keep something in it, and Ive decided on some kind of snail, shrimp or plant. I want to pick something that can live in it, and not be miserable, or die :(.
It has a UGF, light (7 watt incandescent).
I also had a leftover Penn Plax small world filter (carbon/ammo remover/sponge box filter) I put in this tank. I know ghost shrimp are sensative to ammoinia, main reason for the small filter.)
I know shrimp don't like strong currents so I have a check valve on the air pump limiting it to about 1/4th the normal amount of bubbles.
It's unheated. (Room temp 65-80)
It's pH will be 7.6, with hard water. I treat our tap with PH down (it starts at 8.6)
It has some cheap plastic plants in it now (the ones that came with the tank actually)
I want the ghost shrimp the most, probably just 1 for this size tank. I would do two, but it would be crowded right?
We had ghost shrimp in the past in our community tank, but they got sucked up by the filter :(, but others died for other unknown reasons. We determined our water was pretty hard.
I don't really want a snail, but if that's all you think I should keep in it, so be it.
Also what kind of live plant does well in such a small low light tank? if any?