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Thread: Jon's 5.5 gal shrimp tank
07-06-2013, 08:55 AM #151
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There are a lot of opinions running around about 'best' sizes for bettas. I know of a betta-specific forum where their generally-recommended minimum is 2.5 gals (though they do say that bigger is better, including a 5 gal for a single betta). I don't necessarily agree with them on most 2.5 gals, but I do think that 5 gals tend to offer plenty of swimming space and is what I've seen most often recommended on here.
07-06-2013, 10:05 AM #152
True, I just couldn't do it myself having kept one in a 55G."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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07-06-2013, 01:01 PM #153
I'd worry about the betta eating baby shrimp, unless you are looking to control the population growth.
07-06-2013, 03:27 PM #154Member Angelfish
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i've always heard the 5.5 gal minimum from "respectable" sources, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right... there is always the option of upgrading to a 10 gal...
I'm not too worried about a few babies getting eaten... there are plenty of hiding spots...My tanks: