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HerMooness 03-05-2013 04:33 PM

Is this tank suitable for any fish at all?
 
Its about 1.7L in volume....titchy. Built in light and undergravel filter. My brother saw it and likes it, his rooms is only a box room reallly, but is there any fish that would be happy in there on its own with that little swimming space? :/

Thanks

http://www.ebaypa.com/albums/20120005/poa015962-01.jpg

casssch 03-05-2013 05:13 PM

Betta, I believe

jentralala 03-05-2013 05:17 PM

I'd go with shrimp, that's not even a gallon of water. Shrimp pretty much need live plants though, and I don't know if that light is suitable.

HerMooness 03-05-2013 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jentralala (Post 1455878)
I'd go with shrimp, that's not even a gallon of water. Shrimp pretty much need live plants though, and I don't know if that light is suitable.

Would they get enough light with it sat on his window sill? He gets the morning sun direct until about 12.30pm.

Surely Betta's are too big?:-?

thekoimaiden 03-05-2013 05:43 PM

That is way too small for a betta. They are a lot more active than people give them credit. Not to mention that something like that won't hold a steady temp.

Honestly I wouldn't even buy that. You could get a (still small) tall hexigon tank for something like shrimps for probably about the same price as that tiny tank.

HerMooness 03-05-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekoimaiden (Post 1455915)
That is way too small for a betta. They are a lot more active than people give them credit. Not to mention that something like that won't hold a steady temp.

Honestly I wouldn't even buy that. You could get a (still small) tall hexigon tank for something like shrimps for probably about the same price as that tiny tank.


I thought so. :/ I shall just tell him that he can't have it unless he wants one of those fake fish! lol! If he wants fish he'll just have to get rid of his tardis thingymajig!

Thanks everyone for the clarification! :D

jentralala 03-05-2013 06:17 PM

I agree, for the price of that 'decorative' fish tank he could probably get a basic 20gal tank/hood combo.

HerMooness 03-05-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jentralala (Post 1455955)
I agree, for the price of that 'decorative' fish tank he could probably get a basic 20gal tank/hood combo.

He can't have a 20g!!:shock: Mine's only 6.3...that would not be on. I'm already jealous I can't have one as big as some of you guys! lol!

I agree with you its expensive, I think his birthday money is burning a hole in his pocket and he liked the idea of having a fish tank alarm clock:lol:! (I think its kinda cool but far too small for me!)

rexpepper651 03-06-2013 01:34 AM

10gal ftw!! snails n betta all day. with some plants. or neons shrimp n snails with plants. 10gal still small enough to fit on a night stand. also very very cheap.

AbbeysDad 03-06-2013 08:49 AM

+x - way too small for fish as any fish would suffer in such a confined space.


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