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beabaserrrr 05-15-2008 08:33 PM

3 gallon tank
 
I have had an Eclipse System 3 aquarium sitting around for months now, unopened.


What could live (happily!) in a 3 gallon aquarium? Nothing? I know betta's should be housed in at least a 5g.

Flashygrrl 05-15-2008 09:02 PM

Cute little cherry shrimps?

It'sJames 05-15-2008 11:22 PM

You could keep a betta in a 3 gallon. The minimum is 2.5, 5 gallons is just a nice upgrade. I say a betta would do okay. Cherry shrimp are a nice idea also.

Lupin 05-15-2008 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by It'sJames
You could keep a betta in a 3 gallon. The minimum is 2.5, 5 gallons is just a nice upgrade. I say a betta would do okay. Cherry shrimp are a nice idea also.

Ditto. Although to clarify James' statement, you cannot keep the betta and shrimps together or the betta will divebomb and eat them.;)

It'sJames 05-15-2008 11:46 PM

Ya, sorry for not being more specific. Definatly don't keep a betta with cherry shrimp.

beabaserrrr 05-16-2008 12:07 AM

I know not to keep a betta with cherry shrimp =)

I actually have a betta in a 5 gallon already, which is why I was looking for some other ideas for this 3 gallon.

It'sJames 05-16-2008 12:21 AM

If you were really good with water changes you may be able to do a single Dwarf puffer. Three gallons is generally considered the minimum. I have one in a 5.5 gallon with 2 African dwarf frogs. He's a neat little fish.

A couple dwarf livebearers (least killies) might work - If you get only males. I've never kept them myself, although I've considered putting them in a 5 gallon. I still may end up doing that...

beabaserrrr 05-16-2008 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by It'sJames
If you were really good with water changes you may be able to do a single Dwarf puffer. Three gallons is generally considered the minimum. I have one in a 5.5 gallon with 2 African dwarf frogs. He's a neat little fish.

Oh, the dwarf puffer. I keep dreaming of a species only tank with a few of them. I am just dying to do it. haha, maybe I will start out with just one in this tank to start out with =)

Lupin 05-16-2008 01:28 AM

I was hoping snails for a change. I have four Pomacea canaliculata I hatched from the eggs I got from a ditch. They're so entertaining and have plenty of personalities. Downside is they may be illegal in your areas. Brigs or nerites are nice.


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