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HFBfounder
05-24-2006, 02:43 PM
I have a 2.5Gal with 1 betta. I don't have a heater on the tank, so it's running between 75 and 80 degrees. I'm looking for something that I can add that will keep the glass clean. Either a snail or small cat. What would be best?

Ellen
05-24-2006, 04:56 PM
I have kept apple snails with my bettas before to keep the glass clean, and they worked great! I also had some amano shrimp in with one of my bettas, to catch any bits of food that made it to the bottom of the tank. My other betta would not give the shrimp a break though, he thought that they should be hunted! I took those shrimp out after a day. *:? *I've never had the SAEs or ottos that others swear by though, maybe somebody else can chime in on that.

Ellen

PhishPhreek
05-24-2006, 07:31 PM
Bettas will eat small snails
Many larger snails will crawl out of the tank

put tape or something over the holes in your cover to keep your betta from jumping out and the big snails from leaving home.

O-cats work well in a betta tank

HFBfounder
05-24-2006, 07:32 PM
How do the ocats do in that temp range?

PhishPhreek
05-24-2006, 07:38 PM
I've had some survive for more than 2 years

But I've never had them try to spawn in my tanks.