Betta tank question 5 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by josh7, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    I am getting a 5.5 gallon tank soon and am getting a betta but I was wondering if bamboo shrimp could be housed with them in this tank.
  2. AwesomeNew MemberMember


    bamboo shrimp are considered a type of shrimp that is commonly called a fan feeder which means it primarily gets is main food source from the water collum and ideally should have an increeased flow tank, which is not the best suited tank for any type of long finned male betta splendens. which is just one reason why they ideally shouldnt be housed in the same tank, anoth common factor is that bamboo shrimp will attain a size that will be too big for this tank. They have very different prefer conditions so won't be able to be housed together and still get the optimal preference from each one.

    A good alternative to these types of shrimp can include many other shrimp like
    Also you are going to properly Fishless cycle the tank first. Right?

    -Endlers Livebearers

    -Pond Snails, These would be a great choice, as they have very minimal requirements, along with a very small bio load due t how small they are. you dont have to feed them, no special care. and they wont have a population boom as they do in community tanks unless you feed flakes, or your betta doesnt eat all the pellets. they also will provide as great cleaner crews in respect to decaying plant matter. Please take into consideration that these are known to over populate the tank when given enough food, ideally you would aim for a maximum of around 5

    -Amano Shrimp,

    -Ghost Shrimp,
    All information located from the fishlore profiles

    -Cherry Shrimp,

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  3. MD Angels

    MD AngelsWell Known MemberMember

    Another thing - your betta may or may not get along with shrimp. Some bettas are tolerant of snails, shrimp, even other fish, but some are not at all.

    Just wanted to point this out, incase you may have to return some shrimp in the future :)
  4. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Josh, it would be easier for everyone if you stuck to one thread for questions about stocking this 5g.
  5. OP

    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Okay sorry about that that's all I wanted to no thanks though next time I will just stick to one thread.
  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    You could try a dwarf crayfish - just make sure the crayfish has a cave the betta can't get in or the betta will likely eat it when it molts.
  7. fighter55Valued MemberMember

    I agree with jaysee. A dwarf crayfish would do nicely a tank that size.

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