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I keep my betta in a 1 gallon. Honestly, he doesn't care. I've had him sice a fry and he's gone through mush larger tanks. Being much more active as a juvenile, he began to slow down substantially as his aged and his tail grew longer and much heavier. Can he do well in a 10 gallon tank? Sure, but to this one it's not different that being in his 1 gallon right now.

Bettas aside. Other fishes, unlike bettas are without the burden of excess finnage and should be given an appropriate amount of room to play, swim, and school in. it is inhumane to keep them in such confined environments as they will be bouncing off the walls. and honestly for live bearers, these guys needs room to run and hide...how would you like to be harassed continuously by the opposite gender? lol.

So the cloudy water is likely a bacterial bloom. There is too much toxic nutriets in the water produced by the fish and as a result bacteria has taken over to try and consume the nutrients.
It is extremely unlikely your tank can sustain such a large bioload...

Realistically speaking you can usually get a ten gallon or larger for what you paid for the 1.5 gallon...
 

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i went to petsmart n got my mollies n the dude there picked my tank out n said that was a good size for them n it came with the filter n heater n they check my water n all they say it is good n the reason why i cant get a bigger tank if really none of ur business jus want to know what i can do with it till i can get a bigger tank

Well this is what you can do to give the fish a fighting chance at life, if you don't want to take them back that is....

Do atleast a 50% water change every day. I would say 100, but that might kill your fish....
never turn the filter off, or change the filter media... until you get a bigger tank.
go grab a bunch of anacharis/ elodea and put that in the tank. you're gonna kill a lot of swimming space but the plants will help in absorbing the toxins until your tank cycles and hopefully prevent the fish from being poisoned.

Read up on cycling a tank...

I'm going to say that despite all this, you might be too late, and there is a high percentage that everything is a downward spiral from here....don't be too surprised if the fish die, they're practically living in a pool of their own waste right now...
 
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