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  1. Default black occelatus compatable with?

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    hey i am thinking about getting a black occelatus for a 3 gallon tank would this be ok? and would it be ok with another black occelatus as well?

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    2 Not allowed!
    no, and certainly not with another one.
    they are small fish indeed, but also very aggressive. an adequate setup would be something along the lines of
    10 gallons plus, thick sand bed with lots of large shells, High GH and pH. a small harem could be kept like that.

    PS: there is a general consensus that no aquarium fish will thrive in a 3 gallon. the generally accepted min. tank size for any fish
    is 5 for a single betta, sparkling gouramis, etc. you could keep shrimp and snails though in a 3 gallon.

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    ... would they be fine in a 3 gallon tank?? because ive kept fish in there before with no problem

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    and ur not a very reliable source if ur telling me that nothing can thrive in a 3 gallon because ive had guppies, danios, killifish you name it and they all have done fine

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    2 Not allowed!
    It seems you don't want to listen to the good advice given to you, a betta in a 3 gallon that is heated and filtered I think is doable but not recommended.

    Just because you have had luck doesn't mean your fish thrived,
    Btw read my signature
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    I also agree that three gallons is too small for anything but perhaps a single betta.


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    2 Not allowed!
    No fish belongs in a three gallon tank. Even small fish need room to swim around and a three gallon tank does not give any fish enough room to "stretch out". I can't imagine a fish as active as a danio being crammed in a tiny tank. Poor fish.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.

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    How long did your fish live?
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    ya danios were something i did feel bad for since they are so active but the guppies lived for 3 year, the danios for 2, and the killifish for 3 years.... id say it was good? ive also had otocinculus catfish that lived 4 years and an african dwarf frog that lived for 7 years... 7 whole freakin years all in this 3 gallon

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    what kind of super aggressive fish can i get then? prefferably some kind of cichlid because they are bad-A..... besides a betta lol i dont like bettas too much

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