5.5 gallon

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Megg01, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Megg01

    Megg01 Well Known Member Member

    I have a 5.5 gallon with a male betta, and I'd like to add some tank mates. I figured I'd be limited to snails and shrimp. Any opinions on which types to get or how many or anything?
  2. W

    Wildside Valued Member Member

    You need to be careful with bettas. Some are fine with Red cherry shrimp and snails and will barely notice them, others will tear them to shreds. You could try some ghosts (only a couple at first) and see if he bothers them then get some more or some more colourful varieties.

    A lot of it will be trial and sadly potentially error.
  3. OP

    Megg01 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, I have one betta that's a no go with shrimp but fine with snails. I'm only planning to try a few shrimp with this guy to start with.
  4. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    Agree with Wildside, you can try ghosts at first, but be warned, they may get killed quickly. They worked with neither of my betas(female and beta, female is a ruthless queen). I now have a rabbit snail in each and they seem good with them. If you have an aggressive beta I'd suggest a rabbit snail since their face and foot is less 'out there' and less noticeable as a living creature.

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