3 Gallon Options

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Michelle2468135

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So my friend just gave me an old 3 gallon tank (no leaks, still working) and I was wondering what some of my options are for it. I know my options are limited because of how small it is but wanted to know what you guys think. I am open to pretty much anything (fresh or salt) but would prefer a fish that doesn't need a live diet. Thanks!
 
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Shrimp or snails. Ghost, amano, neos. Nerites, mysteries, rabbits. You get the gist. Three gallons is too small for much else to live comfortably as a permanent home.

Alternatively, you could use it to grow small live foods like blackworms or scuds.
 
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I agree with BlackOsprey. Only other fish you may get away with, is a Betta.
 
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The most I would put in there is, having it very heavily planted, one guppy.
 
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Shrimp would probably be your best bet, or snails (Not rabbit snails tho, they need bigger tanks).

You could get away with a betta, but keep in mind that a plakat betta (a shortfinned one (male or female)) will not get enough exercise in a 3 gallon, veiltails would also likely not get enough. A halfmoon would be borderline. Personally I only ever keep rosetail/feathertail bettas in anything less than a 5, as they struggle to swim normally
 
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