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SinCrisis 01-13-2009 12:36 AM

fish for 1.5 gallon?
Hey i was wondering if anyone knew of any fish i could keep in a 1.5 gallon tank? I really just really wanted to create a mini ecosystem and only have a couple of aquatic plants but then i felt like i should get a fish also. Anyone have any ideas?

onefish2fish 01-13-2009 12:39 AM

cherry red shrimp

Lupin 01-13-2009 02:55 AM


Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 163115)
cherry red shrimp

Agreed. Fish? There isn't anything else that should stay in there long-term, not even bettas. Shrimps are about the only thing I can suggest. They will proliferate in no time. I suggest upgrading the tank to a 15g instead.

onefish2fish 01-13-2009 03:29 AM

omg!! document this, lupin didnt suggest a snail.

Lupin 01-13-2009 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 163147)
omg!! document this, lupin didnt suggest a snail.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

As much as I hate it, I admit the snails are poo machines so a gallon won't do wonders at all with the exception of pond snails, Malaysian trumpets and ramshorns but let's face it...I don't suggest tacky pests.:oops: :lol: Maybe the red, blue and ivory ramshorns for once...certainly not the Marisa cornuarietis as most places ban their interstate shipments.;-)

habitual 01-13-2009 04:47 AM

@TS excuse me offtopic, how about in 5 gallon tank? what can i put in these kind of tank? my sister gave me a new tank but it is small! thank you in advance! and sorry @ TS

onefish2fish 01-13-2009 06:55 AM

1 pea/dwarf puffer or 1 betta makes a good addition to a 5 gallon.

habitual 01-13-2009 07:27 AM

what setup should i use in this kind of tank? filter/substrates/plants? thank you, you're very responsive!

onefish2fish 01-13-2009 07:33 AM

bettas dont like much flow, either sand or gravel and either live or silk plants. plastic plants or sharp edge decorations and rip their fins. dwarf puffers are "cute" but need to be fed live food.
you could also do live plants and cherry red shrimp, i wouldnt do this with the betta or puffer though, because they would get eaten.

habitual 01-13-2009 07:45 AM

hmmm puffers is kinda interesting, how about the puffer, what is their setup? do puffers need substrates? and what filter do you recommend? are they like bettas too that wont need airpumps and sponges? Thank you

what fish is in your avatar sir?

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