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Thread: Betta & ??

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    Is it possible to have 1 nerite snail with a betta in a cycled 2.5gallon?
    What about a red cherry shrimp?

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    Bettas are somewhat like humans and cichlids in that they are quite individual and have their own characters. Some will tolerate most non aggressive tankmates, some will freak out and get scared and others will attempt to kill anything that moves. The nerite will likely work as they hug the ground and don't have any large, obvious tentacles to nip at but the shrimp might be iffy. The only way to find out would be to try but be sure to have a spare tank/container in case things don't quite work out as planned.

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    The snail should be fine, as stated above, but nix on the shrimp. They will likely, in time, become Betta food. They could be fine for weeks, even a few months, and one day........ no shrimp. Again depends on the Betta, but in my lengthy experience, shrimp and Betta aren't a good match.

    Also in so small a tank, I'd leave teh Betta alone. Adding in any extra bio load is not a good idea.
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    I will never advocate anything less than 5 gallons for a betta, but a snail will work.
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    Well, i got 1 small red-track nerite snail...the betta flared for a while, but now ignores him.
    He's small....maybe 1/3 inch
    How often should they be fed?
    I have Hikari algae wafers.

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    UPDATE:
    I had to remove the snail after about 5 hours...the betta went crazy starting to head butt the snail and ate the snail's algae wafer.
    My betta ended up with 2 tears in his tail fin.
    I gave the snail to a friend with a 55gallon.

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