fish for 3 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Shanieboy10, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Shanieboy10New MemberMember

    Good fish for a 3 gallon and the amount of fish
     
  2. harpua2002

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  4. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Hi Shanieboy,
    I agree with Harpua - 3 gallons is a bit small for most fish. It might be big enough to handle the bioload of one small fish, but they need ample swim space too.
     




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    Shanieboy10New MemberMember

    What is some good shrimp?
     
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    Shanieboy10New MemberMember

    how much do hey cost and how many
     
  9. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    I have a small skunk cory in a 2 gallon and before that fish I had 2 dwarf sunset platies in there.
     
  10. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    corys are schooling, though...
     
  11. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    Yea but he's happy in there
     
  12. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    awesome
     
  13. dreamsellerValued MemberMember

    i agree a betta or shrimp tank only
    i would not put a cory in their...corys need alot more swimming space then a 3g can provide plus they need to have more then 3 to be happy
     
  14. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    A betta and some CRS would do nicely. Have it well planted (either plastic or real) and they'll love it for sure. Good luck on your choice and update us with a photo :D
     
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  16. Meenu

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    dwarf puffers are so cute! I just read the caresheet, which recommends 5 gallons, but my real concern is that they need really well-balanced, cycled water, and with a tank that small, won't it be difficult to keep the water parameters steady?
     
  17. Crimsonbull57Valued MemberMember

    IMO they just need steady perameters and good water changes weekly. I'm going to keep one in a 2.5. I've read up on them to insure proper care.
    Check out Dwarfpuffers.com for more info.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
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    Shanieboy10New MemberMember

    How many shrimp
     
  19. Crimsonbull57Valued MemberMember

    what type of shrimp? ghost, cherry, amano, ?
     
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    Shanieboy10New MemberMember

    Cherry
     




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