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Ok. So I had a spare 2.5 gallon tank that I was going to put a betta from school in, but it died :rip: . So now I can choose what I want (still is sad though :( )

It has a 20GPH filtration system so thats pretty good. So heres my options:

1. Get a betta. This is the most simple solution, but I don't really want another betta.

2. Get 3 Panda Cories (or other cory). I would like this option, but don't know if it would work.

3. Get a couple Khuli loaches. Or a combo w/ cories.

4. Get a few guppies. I don't have any space for guppy fry. :(

5. A school of small tetras. Black phantom, neon, etc.

6. A couple rosy red minnows.

7. A few WC minnows.

8. Or finally, a combo of few of them.

Any advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance. :D

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Does your tank have a filter?

The best thing would probably be a betta. Most of the others you mentioned are schooling fish and they won't have enough room for enough of them, or for them to school around. Ever thought of a snail? I heard they make interesting pets.

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im with kissy. a betta would be the best option. even tiny fish like tetras need about a gallon each, and you need to have them ideally in groups of 6 up. that would mean 6g's at least :)

as kissy said - have you got a filter?

you could use the tank for some snails, or even an african dwarf frog :) they are nice :heart

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Oh I forgot all about the froggies, thanks tink :)

I've never owned any, but I hear they are fun! If you don't have a filter, the best thing would be a betta since all others need a filter. I'm sure you could buy a small one for very cheap if you don't want a betta.

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For a tank that small, I would go with a single betta or a single African Dwarf Frog. You could probably keep 2 or 3 male guppies instead. Or females, if you prefer, but I would go for males since there's no chance you'd end up with fry LoL

You could perhaps even go with some ghost shrimp or a snail, or just a mini planted tank :) Good luck choosing!

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My little guys aren't hard to feed :) They don't like to hunt for it themselves for some reason so I hand feed :) They get a little excited and feeding time and will sometimes try and snap at my fingers. It's so cute! LoL :)

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What about hermit crabs, those are pretty cool too. Do you have any other fish? Maybe you should just use it for brine shrimp to feed your fish with.

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Ok. So I had a spare 2.5 gallon tank that I was going to put a betta from school in, but it died :rip: . So now I can choose what I want (still is sad though :( )

It has a 20GPH filtration system so thats pretty good. So heres my options:

1. Get a betta. This is the most simple solution, but I don't really want another betta.

Would work well

2. Get 3 Panda Cories (or other cory). I would like this option, but don't know if it would work.

DONT DO IT. Not enough floor space, nor water space!

3. Get a couple Khuli loaches. Or a combo w/ cories.

Again, NO, please dont

4. Get a few guppies. I don't have any space for guppy fry. :(

maybe a pair or males, if you keep up with your water changes, but no more

5. A school of small tetras. Black phantom, neon, etc.

Maybe 3 neons, glowlights OR Blackneons, but not the larger tetras, and only 3 total

6. A couple rosy red minnows.

maybe a pair if you keep up on water changes

7. A few WC minnows.

maybe 3... but a pair would do better

8. Or finally, a combo of few of them.

dont have the space

Any advice is welcomed. Thanks in advance. :D

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You need to remember the Gallon of water per inch of ADULT fish rule. I have tried the over stocking a 2.5 thing before, it just ends up in heartach and guilt. If you want a bunch of small fish, you could prolly do 10-15 Heterandria formosa, if you can find them

http://www.petfish.net/het.htm

if it were ME, I'd do a pair of african dwarf frogs... or a female betta and a snail... :D (I have a female betta and a snail in my 2.5 right now)

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How do you feed them?

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For my 2 ADFs, I have a flat thing of frozen blood worms. I heat it up under some hot water to unthaw it a little to get a small blob off.. Swirl it around in a small container to lossen the worms up and clean some of the junk off them, rinse one more time... I grab a single worm by the end with some tweezers and place it in front of a frog and it'll grab it from the tweezers :) I give them each 3-5 worms, depending on how many I grabbed from the container of them. I feed mine every 2 or 3 days so it's not really that bad :)

Crabs would be fun :D I see the little Fiddler crabs in mmm sometimes and thought they would be so fun to have, but I wouldnt' want to keep them with fish because of those claws o.0 LoL

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Yay!!!

I adopted a betta from school. :D

Hes happy as can be. I also got an Anachris (I think), Melon Sword, Mondo grass, and a tiny bit of Hornwort for the tank.

Also went to a new LFS (totally different story) that I loved :heart and bought a dozen ghost shrimp. I know thats a lot of shrimp.

Can anyone tell me about the plants I got?

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Okay. I will post pictures of his tank in a little bit.

Right now I need to know something:

I have two plants in question,

1. is Mondo grass. Its not a real aquatic plant is it?

2. is a Melon Sword. What are the requierments for this plant?

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I have melon sword. It's a plant that gets big. It'll probably fill out the 2.5 gallon tank completely. The sword in my tank is a melon sword, you can see it growing in the pictures I have there.

As for care, it's a root feeding plant so you'll need to either have an iron rich substrate or give it a root tab. It needs moderate amounts of light. Mine has been exploding and I haven't done anything specific to take care of it.

Mondo grass isn't an aquatic plant, it's a swamp plant and it wont survive long term in a fully aquatic set up.

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