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What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:24 pm
by LandFishh
So my sister kept a beta fish in a one gallon tank and since it passed she has no use for the tank. I want to keep something a bit cooler in that tank but I'm assuming nothing can really be kept in such a small tank. I also think even a beta shouldn't be kept in such a small tank. What use could I put it to?

Re: What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
by soilentgringa
LandFishh wrote:So my sister kept a beta fish in a one gallon tank and since it passed she has no use for the tank. I want to keep something a bit cooler in that tank but I'm assuming nothing can really be kept in such a small tank. I also think even a beta shouldn't be kept in such a small tank. What use could I put it to?

Really, nothing, unless you want to keep isopods or another insect/arachnid, and even then I think one gallon is just too small.




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Re: What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:22 pm
by LandFishh
Hmph. I think I'll do an aquarium planter with some sea snails.

Re: What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:59 pm
by Motörcrab
1 gallon is tiny. It could possibly be used as an isolation tank for a crab. Like Soilent said maybe a hissing cockroach. my wife has a Chilean Red Tarantula she keeps in a 5 gallon tank. That seems like about the perfect size for her I couldn't imagine it in anything smaller.

Re: What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:23 pm
by wodesorel
With adequate filtration, very small species of snails (usually considered pests, but still neat little dudes) or shrimp would do well so long as the tank is planted and well maintained.

I had looked at opae ula shrimp for a tiny tank before, but I have crap luck with shrimp so didn't want to make an investment.

Re: What to keep in a lil tank

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:04 pm
by LandFishh
wodesorel wrote:With adequate filtration, very small species of snails (usually considered pests, but still neat little dudes) or shrimp would do well so long as the tank is planted and well maintained.

I had looked at opae ula shrimp for a tiny tank before, but I have crap luck with shrimp so didn't want to make an investment.
I’d prefer shrimp as they are a bit more interesting, but I also understand that a larger tank would make more sense for shrimp. I’ll look into it but I’ll most likely stick with some small snails.


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