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I bought my girlfriend a glow fish tank. It is 3 gallons. How many glo fish could i put in it? Also what bottom feeders and how many should I do?
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That is a miniscule tank. If you want fish a larger tank would be a lot better.
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No bottom feeders, and yeah, no glofish. Glofish is actually a brand, and not a species. They started with zebra danios, but I think they've been using a couple other species as well. None of them are fit for a 3g tank. Zebra danios in particular are incredibly active and fast swimmers. They'd do horribly in a tiny tank.

My suggestion would be get a significantly larger tank if your g/f really wants glofish (Make it 20g minimum), and use the 3g tank for an awesome shrimp tank. What a great opportunity to buy another tank!


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Glofish are a GMO. They spliced jellyfish genes into the zebra. Now they have the zebras and tetras. It's a patented product.

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+1, 3 gallons is too small practically keep glofish.

There are 3 kinds of glofish. One is based on Zebra Danio, one on black skirt tetra, and the third on tiger barb.

Beyond needing swimming space for the danio type, the bioload is too high with any type. Tetras, barbs and danios are all schooling fish, and need to be kept in groups of at least 5 to be reasonably happy.

However, full-grown 5 adults of any of these fish is going to be about twice the bioload that a 3 gallon tank can reasonably handle.

And yes, I am aware that Glofish brand sells and markets 1.5 gallon cube tanks with the intent that you will put their fish in them... Sounds like a great way to sell more fish as they keep dying off...

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And yes, I am aware that Glofish brand sells and markets 1.5 gallon cube tanks with the intent that you will put their fish in them... Sounds like a great way to sell more fish as they keep dying off...

Seeing as the reason the experiment started, to make a fish that reacts to pollution, and the first step was to make a fish that constantly glows, it is clear they view these fish as consumables like toilet paper or the tennis ball you buy for Fido.
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Kind of ironic that the company's website emphasizes the ethics of glofish and then markets a 1.5g tank on the same site.


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For a tank that small, you can do one beta. They're beautiful fish with long flowing tails and lots of personality. And, you could make a much better looking tank. Only one per tank though because they are very aggressive with each other.

Example:
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...f450164975.jpg


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