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'Ello all! I have a 5 gallon indoor, heated, filtered container pond with about 4.5 to 5.5 inches of water and which is an ellipsoid 18 by 16 inches in size. The only occupant currently is a male betta, but said betta did not kill the ghost shrimp he was housed with (they died in a mishap with a metal container that unexpectedly rusted:frown:), so I think he is gentle enough to attempt tank mates. Does anyone have suggestions for any such tank mates?
 

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White Clouds maybe? They don't like heat, but need a large footprint like you have. Depth doesn't seem to be a big deal, and they are fast enough to escape the betta. Just make sure they don't decide to start bullying the betta themselves. Temp wise, could be a bit of a problem. Maybe male-only feeder gups? They're surprisingly beautiful when properly cared for. I'm using a pic of one I used to have as my profile pic. Pretty much the same deal as white clouds, only they can handle higher temps.
 

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I did consider endler guppies, but had forgotten about feeders...I guess it's worth a shot. (Ironically, my QT tank is larger than the container pond! It was more specifically meant for my 29 gallon, but will work for the container pond also).
 

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Yep. I think it's the same here, but I'll have to check...my LFS normally seems to get feeder guppies as a by catch of their feeder goldfish, so I am going to try to specifically order about 8 feeders.
 

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Sadly, no camera right now...but I'll get around to it when I can borrow one. I think I might make a journal of my tanks to display the pictures when I get them, as this would also be a good opportunity to get shots of my recently rescaped 29 gallon.
 

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I know a LFS whose feeder tanks are no more crowded than the main display tanks. They have some decent guppies in there... Hmm... Maybe I'll consider getting me a few! Never really thought of getting some feeders to keep.
 

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I know a LFS whose feeder tanks are no more crowded than the main display tanks. They have some decent guppies in there... Hmm... Maybe I'll consider getting me a few! Never really thought of getting some feeders to keep.
Do it! It's really rewarding seeing how proper conditions can bring out the best in fish. Feeders tend to be unhappy and in not-so-great condition, but with proper care and space, you'll hopefully end up with a tank full of little rainbows
 
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