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antriv251 01-07-2013 04:38 AM

New here. HELP
Just bought a tank with a betta fish. its 6 gallons with filter and heater. (see on my profile). i want to start a planted tank and currently have 2 plants. I also want to add some other fish.

any ideas?


OVT 01-07-2013 05:45 AM

Welcome to TPT and a nice beta tank. That guy has better digs then I :)

You can do a ton of different plants in that tank. Which ones? It's up to your taste. You can check different plants in Plant Profiles and/or other people's tanks to get some ideas on what to try first.

Fish wise, 6 gallon tank is not that big - that's good and bad news. IMHO, I would just keep the beta solo there but I know how you feel. Again, you do have a lot of choices and the selection partially depends on your personal likes. If you are looking at 'standard' fish ~1" in length, 4-5 Neon Tetras OR 3-4 Otos OR 2-4 Kuhli Loaches?

You are limited by the tank size first (can't put too many huge fish, not a good idea to add fish that needs a lot of swimming room like Zebra Danios) and then by the current occupant, your beta. Betas have different personalities: one might be just fine sharing the tank with 6 Endlers and another will chase them down, one will ignore guppies and another will try to shred them to pieces.

I would do some research on plants and fish and take it slow. You will have some hits and misses, but it's all part of the hobby.


wendyjo 01-07-2013 04:17 PM

You could put some dwarf cories in there. Plants will depend on how much maintenance you want to do on the tank and how much money you want to put into it.

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