fish for 3 gallon tank

  1. Shanieboy10

    Shanieboy10 Initiate Member

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    Good fish for a 3 gallon and the amount of fish
     


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    Shanieboy10

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    What kind of shrimp? What about white clouds?
     
  4. Meenu

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    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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    Shanieboy10

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    What is some good shrimp?
     
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    Cherry shrimp would be nice.
     
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    Shanieboy10

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    how much do hey cost and how many
     
  9. DRock914

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

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    corys are schooling, though...
     


  11. DRock914

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    Yea but he's happy in there
     
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    awesome
     
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    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

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    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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    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

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    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.
     
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    Shanieboy10

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    How many shrimp
     
  19. Crimsonbull57

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    what type of shrimp? ghost, cherry, amano, ?
     
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    Shanieboy10

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    Cherry