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My 1 gallon betta bowl



1 male crown tail betta
2 panda cories
3 fire cherry shrimp
2 nerite snails


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That's a lovely planted bowl. But 1 gallon really isn't much, especially when it's got a lot of substrate and not so much swimming room. It'd be fantastic for the shrimp alone, but maybe consider another larger tank for the fish?
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You did a lovely job on your bowl but I agree with Kehy. One gallon is too small for anything but the shrimp. I hope you will consider another tank for the others, especially the Betta and the Cories.
Cories are happiest in groups. I would say that 6 is the smallest amount I would keep.
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Your tank is grossly overstocked, not just in the aspect of biolaod, but your cory especially need 20-30gallon tank and 6 of their kind MINIMUM for swim room and comfort. Betta.. there's a heated debate over that being acceptable tank size, but 2 nerite snail and shrimp with a betta in 1g is too much. You should remove everything except shrimp (and maybe 1 snail if you're willing to feed them supplements as the glass and plants won't get enough algae to sustain it) and get larger tanks for the other fish. Also betta need warmer water then shrimp and cory prefer, I'd recommenced researching compatibility more next time you plan a tank.

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Betta and shrimp are going to stay but I will take the snails and cories to petco. The snails keep climbing out anyways.


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Betta and shrimp are going to stay but I will take the snails and cories to petco. The snails keep climbing out anyways.
Why not get another larger bowl for the betta? You'd have more options as far as plants go, could put a filter on it, and a heater. Imagine it, your betta weaving in and out of a nice big tall group of crypts... Craft stores often have sales on glassware, and you could pick up a big vase or bowl. I'd look for something 12" or larger around, and 8" or larger tall, for the best plant options.
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