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08-29-2009, 02:02 AM
i was going to get my girlfriend a small 2 gallon aquarium, nothing special. but it wouldn't be heated, at least not to tropical aquarium standards. i was wondering what fish other than bettas and other simple goldfish i could get to put in it? would something like tetras survive?? the tank would be lit and filtered.
08-29-2009, 02:05 AM
Betta needs heat, gold fish get way to big. I am thinking shrimps may be your only option.
08-29-2009, 02:09 AM
Why no heater? If you can run a filter and light, a 10 watt heater or what ever the smallest is will do you plenty.
08-29-2009, 02:22 AM
with a filter what would make a nice 2 gallon tank?
08-29-2009, 02:25 AM
If its an led light it won't warm up.
It the tank is kept in a warm place it should be ok but just for a beta and maybe some shrimp.
The tank is way to small for most any other fish that is easy to find.
08-29-2009, 03:06 AM
I would actually upgrade to a 5.5 or a 10 gallon. That would give you loads more options, and it would be easier for a beginner rather than a 2 gallon, whereas if you overfeed the fish soon die. You can also find a heck of a lot more options on filters for 10 gallons, or 5.5 gallons.
08-29-2009, 03:14 AM
You could get a pair of notho killifish. Most don't reach more than an inch and a half and have some fantastic colors/patterns. They'll be happy as a pair, where as tetras need to be in a school. As far as fish go, IMO it's either them or a betta. I know you shot them down already, but bettas are really cool and have lots of personality.
As far as heaters go - spend $10 on a mini hydor heater. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3743+12087&pcatid=12087
08-29-2009, 03:16 AM
In case you are set on the 2 gallon, here is a list of small fish: http://fishaliciousfish.blogspot.com/2007/08/perfect-fish-for-nano.html
But really, spend the extra money on the heater. It widens your options so much, even in a 2 gallon.
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