what will live in this? 2 Gallon Tank 

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I got a betta in a 2gal tank. it was my nephews and he wasn't taking care of it. when I got it, it was really bad. it stunk and the water was orange. it had one blue betta in it. I cleaned everything and put him back in there. all seems really well but I'm gonna get him a 5gal tank. I want something to put in the 2gal tank but I don't know of a good candidate. maybe a crayfish or snails of somekind.
 

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2 gallon is not a lot of water, not much that can live in that happy.
If ur willing to change water 2 times a week (waste builds up fast innthat little water)
-A single mystery snail (still on the small side and these guys create a lot of wast
-a neo shrimpncolony, but u should onlyvhave 10 in that small a tank and they will breed. Need a plan for the babies that doesn't include the 2 gallon
3-5 ramshorn snails- but another prolific breeder when well fed, need a plan for babies


You've seen how "well" a Betta does in such a small space.......2 gallon is difficult to stock, and some work to cycle.....if I overfeeding AT ALL in my 3 gallon with neos I get a spike in ammonia and have to do daily water wchanges for a few days.
 

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You could plant it a little and put cherry shrimp in there or ghosties.
 

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Shrimp make fun little "pets"
 
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ok. I'm gonna plant it and shrimps. that sounds good. I didnt even think about the cycle. it took my 55gallon tank about a year to cycle and stabilize. I like the cherry shrimps. what do they eat?
 

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Can one of those minI filters fit in there? Just might open a few doors for you. You could also use a handful of gravel from your cycled tank to help populate the bacteria in the little one.
 

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Yeah, a shrimp tank is pretty much the only thing possible. Planting one is meant to be really fun, with loads of moss and plants to choose from
 
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a small filter will fit. I plan on getting one.

I need to find a really hardy plant to put in it. I'm making a canopy with a plant light. then I'm getting the filter in.
 

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I put some sort of sword in my tank a week ago. It didn't have aflower stalk when I got it and its almost to the top of the tank already! Its a 55 mbuna tank. I just put plants in because I like them. I don't go all out and trim, fertilize or anything. If they grow they grow. So swords seem pretty hardy to me. Put java moss in on Thursday and its already doubled. That's really easy going. Expecially with my cichlids tearing around all the time lol
 
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good deal. I saw some java moss at the pet store I think. if its what I'm thinking of, it will look great in there. I think ive heared that they are pretty hardy. thanks
 

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Moss of just about any sort and Java ferns aregreat low maint plants, low light little/none ferts
 

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Java ferns will quickly outgrow a 2 gallon...
Java moss and Anubias species are about the only low-light plants you can get which are (and stay) small enough for so small a tank.
 
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