What Size Fish Tank Is This?

  1. Mojo! Member Member

    Within the next month, my brothers girlfriend may be giving me her fish tank. My job is to get it back into healthy shape. I need to know the tank size however. I estimate around 3-5 gal. If it's closer to 3 I will get a betta and if it's 5 either a betta or African dwarf frogs.

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    I just need a size estimatw

    And DONT ask any other questions I know what I'm doing

    I plan to get a heater, silk plants, and I already have betta food
  2. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member


    Simple math :)

    V= radius^2 x 3.14 x height

    And divide by 231 to get gallons (make sure you measure in inches!)

    Hope this helps and best of luck!
  3. MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    3 gallons
  4. Mojo! Member Member

    Ok thanks

    Does that look too small for African dwarf frogs?

  5. MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    It looks like a terrible footprint for just about anything.
  6. Mojo! Member Member

    What? Restate that

    Well whatever size it is do you guys think it will be good for adf or is it too small

    If it's too small I will get a betta
  7. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    What he means by footprint is the area of the floor space (think of it as swimming space). it's much to small to keep anything because of it; even a Betta. Betta do like to swim and need length more than height. Even for frogs, they would appreciate much more of an area to swim along the bottom (they aren't much for height either), and do better in groups as they are quote social. You could do a shrimp tank :)

  8. yasha Well Known Member Member

    Most fish like a wider and longer swim area aka horizontal. All I can really see for it would maybe be shrimp. Both the frog and betta would like a shallow long/wide(horizontal room) tank not a tall with one with only vertical swimming space. Small shrimp with tall plants and wood maybe nice tho.
  9. unangrybird Member Member

    I believe these are sold as Beta tanks but that doesn't mean they are ideal for housing them.
  10. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I just feel bad for that calico goldfish thats currently in their :(

  11. Mojo! Member Member

    So what can live in there?

    I think I'm going to go with a betta for start and see how it acts. I mean I'm buying it from a store that sells them in fish bowls. Better than that at least. It will have a heater/filter. And a pellet bloodworm shrimp diet
  12. yasha Well Known Member Member

    As I said shrimp may work nicely. Something like cherry shrimp, there is a lot of other types/colors of small shrimp that may work. But shrimp is about the only thing I can think of. Shrimp with some small pieces of wood going to the top of the tank. Some moss on the wood and other small plants like, Anubias Nana and Marimo Moss balls. Would need some ok lighting for that tho and to make sure there's no holes in the top they can get out of.
  13. BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    It would work for a betta fish, but barely. NO African dwarf frogs please! That tank is too tall for them. They need to be able to reach the surface of the water easily so they can breathe.
  14. Mojo! Member Member

    I will try betta, I won't do adf

    It's better than living in a bowl

    I can always move tanks too if worst comes to worst
  15. Millerific Member Member

    I think you should do a shrimp tank, like someone else suggested. A Betta probably won't like it in their.
  16. Mojo! Member Member

    Would he prefer to be in a bowl? All of us are about the only people who know not to keep bettas in bowls. If I don't buy it someone else will and keep him in a bowl
  17. jlm418 Member Member

    It's 3 gallons I bought the same for my betta and he hated it. Plus it's horrible for viewing. Put shrimp in it.
  18. Mojo! Member Member

    Ok, reply to my cherry shrimp care thread and explain their needs

    If I get a betta I plan to get a silk plant instead and get a 78° heater
  19. Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    According to my math, that tank is too small for a goldfish.
  20. Mojo! Member Member

    I said betta not gold