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To be honest, I don't think you can put anything else in a 3 gallon tank with a betta. I would also increase the temperature to that tank because it is a tad cold for a Betta. They are considered tropical fish and should live in at least 75 degree warm water.

A goldfish can't fit in a 3 gallon tank as well.
 
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Also is the only way to heat the tank a heater? What is the name of the shrimp so I can research them. Thanks
 

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All of my tanks are unheated. The filters and lights keep the tanks about 5 degrees above room temp. However, they are larger tanks so they are better insulated to temperature swings. In a small tank like that, the water will be whatever the room temp is and it is vulnerable to dangerous swings, so a heater would be needed to ensure a stable temp, even if it's only at 70 degree.
 

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Bettas do best at 80F. I keep mine at that, and they have plenty of energy and swim often. If they get too cold, they get lethargic and can lay around a lot. Just thought I'd add that.
 

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Are there really "special types of bettas" that prefer to be alone in the tank? Cuz mine would harass any new species introduced in the tank.
 

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The only thing I might add to a 3G with a Betta would be a snail but I'd get that heater to keep the water at least 76F. Bettas kept in too cold water tend not to live as long & are susceptible to illness.
 
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The only time I know of a Betta living long is my friends its still alive and he's had it for 3 years in a bowl without a heater and the fish (last time I checked) is still swimming.
 

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The only time I know of a Betta living long is my friends its still alive and he's had it for 3 years in a bowl without a heater and the fish (last time I checked) is still swimming.
Like anything there are instances of it happening but that doesn't mean its the way it should be. Obviously the end choice is yours to make. IME, a bigger, filtered, heated tank makes a very active, healthy & seemingly happy Betta.
 
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