fish for 3 gallon tank

  1. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

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

  3. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    What kind of shrimp? What about white clouds?
  4. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
  5. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    What is some good shrimp?
  6. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

  7. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Cherry shrimp would be nice.
  8. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    how much do hey cost and how many
  9. DRock914 Member Member

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

    corys are schooling, though...
  11. DRock914 Member Member

    Yea but he's happy in there
  12. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

  13. dreamseller Member Member

    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 Well Known Member Member

    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
  15. Crimsonbull57 Member Member

  16. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    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. Crimsonbull57 Member Member

    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.
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  18. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

    How many shrimp
  19. Crimsonbull57 Member Member

    what type of shrimp? ghost, cherry, amano, ?
  20. Shanieboy10 Initiate Member