Thread: Cycle seems over...now to add
11-20-2012, 01:27 AM #1
Cycle seems over...now to add
My fish in cycle seems to have finished on my 4 Gallon tank.
Ammo - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 5
I currently have a nice male Betta named Blender in the tank, and would like to add a few more critters, possibly for clean up.
The tank has a couple live plants in it right now, and filtration is good. (200 litres/hour)
Here are a few ideas I had:
1) - Betta and 2 or 3 male Endlers
2) - Betta and a snail that won't hurt the plants
3) - Betta and some Cherry Red Shrimp, +\-6
4) - Betta & ??????
I am open to suggestions if anyone has any.
I know the tank is small, but it is all we have room for at this time so I want to make the best of it.
I was thinking of adding some java fern or another plant if I go the shrimp route.
I also ran across some pygmy Cory's that I thought may work, but I want something that will eat algae and left over food.
Thanks for your help and suggestions!
I will be looking to make my decision for next week some time, once I return from Thanksgiving in Boston.
Last edited by 250Gimp; 11-20-2012 at 01:30 AM.I think I want a bigger tank!!
11-20-2012, 01:29 AM #2
11-20-2012, 01:32 AM #3
Thanks Lady Hobbs
I kind of figured that. Was just being optomistic, even though I have been reading a lot here for the last while.
Any particular type of snail or shrimp?
CheersI think I want a bigger tank!!
11-20-2012, 01:35 AM #4
11-20-2012, 02:04 AM #5
The Betta seems to have a really small mouth, so I don't think he would get one into it, unless he really worked at it.
If they have young, then he may eat them though.
THanksI think I want a bigger tank!!