What Fish Could Live In A 1/2 Gallon Tank With No Heater Or Filter

Jun 3, 2017 - For choosing the best filter for a small 3/4/5 gallon fish tank which stock Betta ..
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I have two common comet goldfish in a 2.5 gallon filtered tank. They are about 1 1/2 inches big. Before I put them in the tank, I put a ammonia clear tablet in the make sure no bad ammonia or nitrates were In the tank. My goldfish eat, swim around, and absolutely love the tank. It is only a tiny bit cloudy and the fish are having fun playing and going through the plants and decorations I have in the tank. I highly recommend putting the ammonia clear tablets in your tank to help with the ammonia levels and to keep any bad fungi or bacteria out of your tank. Please let your tank run for at least 24 hours or longer to help it cycle and make the water ready for fish. Hope this helps!
Can you keep a betta fish in 2.5 gallon tank with a filter and no gravel
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My new betta keeps getting kind of stuck in the intake of my Whisper filter! I had rubber banded some filter cartridge on the intake to reduce current, but sometimes he’s sitting near it and suddenly he’s stuck to it! He gets off again in a few seconds, but I’m worried that he might eventually get hurt! I have 2 otocinclus catfish in my ten gallon tank, so I can’t turn off the filter. Can you keep a betta fish in 2.5 gallon tank with a filter and no gravel?
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Below is a typical start-up kit for a small 2 gallon mini-bow aquarium. It comes with a lighted hood, a small packet of sample fish food, an undergravel filter and a small air pump. You will need to get some other items as well for your aquarium. As mentioned previously, a small tank can be more work than a large tank because you really have to stay on top of those water changes to prevent the small aquarium from becoming too polluted. Here is a list of the bare minimum things to have for any small aquarium:Introducing a cheap (around $4) small tank filter called "Discard-A-Filter" (I'd say one of these is good for an aquarium of up to 2 gallons. Use two and you could probably go up to 5 gallons. Note that you need an air pump to operate it, but these can also be quite cheap and you only need one, even to run two of these filters.) The filter is so cheap because the manufacturer expects you to just toss it in the trash every month and buy a new one (which would actually end up costing you quite a bit over the life of your fish). However, and this is not because I'm so eco-conscious (I'm reasonable: I don't go overboard, but do try to limit unneccessary waste when I can), the idea of just chucking a relatively large, sturdily manufactured object just rubs me the wrong way. It doesn't help that I happen to know that the only thing about the filter that stops working is the activated charcoal (and a smaller quantity of zeolite, which you can also, optionally, add), which absorbs harmful chemicals from the water -- it's absorbed everything it could, and has to be replaced with a fresh batch, there's no getting around this one. So, in this instructable I'll show you what you need to do to keep happily and cheaply reusing this filter, as well as improving its function.If you want definite answers, get your water tested. A lot of pet stores will do this for free, but make sure they show you the colour of the liquid (liquid test kits only, strips are garbage) and also show you the sheet with the ppm values on. If your ammonia is over 1.0ppm, then your filtration is insufficient and your fish are suffering. If your nitrates are over 80.0ppm then you need to change the water more often. And in a 2.5 gallon tank that is going to have to be very often. (80ppm is a gracious number, I would never let my nitrates exceed 40ppm)If the betta fish aquarium is 2.5 gallons or larger, you should probably provide a filter. These larger betta tanks provide a nice amount of room for your betta fish to find places to escape any current put out by an aquarium filter.