Betta tank mates for a 2.5 gallon tank

This is a short list of what I have found to work well as tank mates for a 2.5 gallon betta tank. This is my opinion and results, and every body might have differing results as each betta is different. Always use caution when adding tank mates in with a betta, as some will kill everything in their territory! Thanks for watching:]

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This is a short list of what I have found to work well as tank mates for a 2.5 gallon betta tank. This is my opinion and results, and every body might have differing results as each betta is different. Always use caution when adding tank mates in with a betta, as some will kill everything in their territory! Thanks for watching:]

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Damian Chin
Damian Chin - 3 years ago
I have a 3.5 gallon (which is more vertical than horizontal) tank which I just moved my 1 year betta into. I'm thinking of adding some tankmates preferably a Cory, but I heard its too small. Need advice pls :/
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Damian Chin Java moss and moss balls are very easy live plants that will survive in pretty much any light/water quality.
Damian Chin
Damian Chin - 3 years ago
Hickster58 wait so I should have live plants alongside java moss and moss balls, and the plants will feed off that?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Damian Chin I'm not the best with live plants, but if you stick with moss balls and java moss, the plants should be fine and thrive with normal water and no extra plant food: at least mine have. The shrimp should get enough food from leftover betta food, but you can feed them a bottom feeder pellet once or twice a week to make sure they do get enough food. Just make sure if it doesn't get eaten to take out the remainder, otherwise it'll foul up your water.
Damian Chin
Damian Chin - 3 years ago
Hickster58 if I were to add some plants (thinking 2 or 3) and some ghost shrimp (2) how many algae flakes/food would I have to fees them and how often? Regular gravel without epoxy would work too right with no fertilizer or special subtrate I'm a fish noob :/
Damian Chin
Damian Chin - 3 years ago
Hickster58 great vid btw definitely subbing
Damian Chin
Damian Chin - 3 years ago
Hickster58 thinking of adding some planted plants too
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Damian Chin Too small for a city or any other fish. You could add in some snails and ghost shrimp though, they usually make great betta tank mates, but b3tta "may" try to eat the shrimp, for-warning, lol!
Keeg_Sta B
Keeg_Sta B - 3 years ago
What tank have u got
Caitlin Roche
Caitlin Roche - 3 years ago
I love your tank! it's so suitable for bettas
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Caitlin Roche Thank you, it is one of my favorites:)
Eric Mezenberg
Eric Mezenberg - 3 years ago
2.5 gallon long is only time I recommend this size for bettas, nice tank, love the elephant skull. What filter and heater do you have
Eric Mezenberg
Eric Mezenberg - 3 years ago
My 2 female bettas have 3 African dwarf frogs with them in a 10g.
Albino Catfish17
Albino Catfish17 - 3 years ago
Eric Mezenberg Out of curiosity, what and how often do you feed your Dwarf Frogs?
Tony Kart Racer
Tony Kart Racer - 3 years ago
Dude... where did you get that 2.5 LONG gallon tank. It's awesome.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Tony Kart Racer I believe it was from petware house. You can also find it on amazon, deep blue professionals betta tank.
Noodle Veek
Noodle Veek - 3 years ago
I would recommend platies (Currently I have three panda platies) and Cory cats. Cory’s are bottom feeders and are schooling fish (same with the platies) hope this helped!
Noodle Veek
Noodle Veek - 3 years ago
CC Gaming & More looking forward to getting some Cory’s in a bit.
CC Gaming & More
CC Gaming & More - 3 years ago
Noodle Veek yes there perfect for a 2.5 or 3 gallon tank I have a 3 gallon tank and I have a male dragon scale betta with 2 Cory catfish and they get along fine also if you have a larger tank I would get 4 Cory catfish
Dismal cash
Dismal cash - 4 years ago
I had a 10 gal with 3 guppies and 1 shrimp but the next morning I had a really fat betta fish and a petrified shrimp
Dragon Killer
Dragon Killer - 3 years ago
Dismal cash overstocked tank
josh _kiiid
josh _kiiid - 4 years ago
Check my vid out need some. Input thanks

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Daren She
Daren She - 4 years ago
Where did u bought that skull from?
Daren She
Daren She - 4 years ago
Hickster58 sigh.. I can't find any of that in Malaysia
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Daren She Petstore I use to work at
Ruby Leeming
Ruby Leeming - 4 years ago
That tank is 7 gallon that u have
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Ruby Leeming It’s definitely a 2.5 or so, it’s a deep blue professionals betta dividable tank.
Clouder
Clouder - 4 years ago
I really wanted to get this tank but I checked the price and it's $400..... WTFFFF
Dragon Killer
Dragon Killer - 3 years ago
Hickster58 that's still really expensive for a 2.5 gallon tho. Usually they got for 25 or 30.
Clouder
Clouder - 4 years ago
Hickster58 that is a hell of a lot cheaper, but I'm in Canada so probably around $100 for me lol
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Clouder Dont know where you found it, but heres a link to amazon for it for a lot cheaper.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BUFTDNO/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503077722&sr=8-5&keywords=deep+blue+professionals+betta
Ocean King Do
Ocean King Do - 4 years ago
Can tetras be compatible
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
possibly, I would recommend at least a 20 gallon tank or bigger, but you may have issues. Stick with the smaller species if you do, but you may still have issues.
Ocean King Do
Ocean King Do - 4 years ago
This vid is awesome because I couldn't find anything
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Ocean King Do Thanks:)
Lizards'n Spiders
Lizards'n Spiders - 4 years ago
I have my betta in a 25 Gallon (long and wide...) with 2 guppies. Can some tetras be tank mates?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Lizards'n Spiders A lot of tetras can be nippy, especially since bettas have nice long fins.
AAstr3N
AAstr3N - 4 years ago
What's the brand of the tank?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
AAstr3N Deep blue professionals betta tank
dj3 lit tha dark master
dj3 lit tha dark master - 4 years ago
fliter heater ?
dj3 lit tha dark master
dj3 lit tha dark master - 4 years ago
nice man I really the sit the and basic fish info
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
dj3 lit tha dark master deep blue proffesionals nano filter, no heater as my apartment was always in the upper 70s
david dior
david dior - 4 years ago
THE TANK IS SO AMAZING
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
david dior Thank you!
YenieD13
YenieD13 - 4 years ago
Does your tank have a filter
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
YenieD13 Deep Blue Professionals nano filter

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Nabeel Saeed
Nabeel Saeed - 4 years ago
is there any filter...? i just brought the tank with similar dimensions but open from the top...
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Nabeel Saeed I personally like the Deep Blue Professionals nano filter. There are also similar ones on Amazon, just search nano filter.
jmyrick1996
jmyrick1996 - 4 years ago
@Hickster58 where did you find the skull
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
jmyrick1996 Petstore I used to work at
shanice turner
shanice turner - 4 years ago
I have 3 rose petals Bettas
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
shanice turner Nice!
Will G
Will G - 4 years ago
What tank is this?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Endlar Filmations Deep Blue Proffesionals Betta tank
Jordan Vargas
Jordan Vargas - 4 years ago
I have a 2.5 gallon tank with my betta and I have a guppie in there and it went well
Eren Salinas
Eren Salinas - 4 years ago
Dragon 1 guppy and betta dont go well it confuses the betta that the guppy is a male betta due to its tale
satizh j
satizh j - 4 years ago
i love the overall setup but the elephant fake skull is awesome . it can help the betta hide when its not comfortable, where you got them dude?
Neil Meza
Neil Meza - 4 years ago
Hickster58 what's the name of the petstore you used to work at?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
satizh j Thanks! Got it from a petstore I used to work at.
STPFT
STPFT - 4 years ago
dude I didn't read the channel name and I was just looking things up for my tank and I was about to comment "you sound like a YouTuber named hickster"
Zachary
Zachary - 4 years ago
i smell lies...
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
STAYPUFT_510 Lol!
BestBetta USA
BestBetta USA - 4 years ago
2.5 gallon longgggggggggg
KRAYSLiCK999
KRAYSLiCK999 - 4 years ago
dimensions of this tank?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
KRAYSLiCK999 18" L 6" W 7" T it is one of my favorite tanks!
LumiNeonz
LumiNeonz - 4 years ago
I have a 4.5 gallon with a male betta and a mystery snail. I tried ghost shrimp but they all died within a few weeks. :/ They may have been stressed because the betta did harass them and the snail, however he's much more mellow now and completely ignores the snail. I have seen the snail hit the betta with his tentacle and he doesn't even flinch.

Worth noting: apple/mystery snails are gendered so you can't get baby snails if you only have one - however, you may take home a female who has already mated in the pet store and they can storm sperm for several months. Unlike nerites, mystery snails lay their eggs above the water line in one big clutch, so they are easy to remove and dispose of if unwanted. Nerites will lay infertile eggs everywhere and they are hard to remove from what I've heard. I've also heard nerites are notoriously more picky with their food, while mystery/apple snails will eat pretty much anything. Which is the reason why I got a mystery over a nerite. I do like the colours of the nerites more though, and their smaller size!

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Salemthedovah
Salemthedovah - 4 years ago
Love that tank! so much more wide space to swim around than those tiny tanks
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Salemthedovah It one of my favorites!
YVONNE BRUCE
YVONNE BRUCE - 4 years ago
Hello what is the name of this tank
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee - 4 years ago
The tank is by Deep Blue Aquariums. It is called the 5-way better tank. You can get them on eBay. They are awesome tanks!
Stephanie Gutierrez
Stephanie Gutierrez - 4 years ago
where did u purchase your tank ?
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee - 4 years ago
That tank is called, The Deep Blue 5-way betta tank. by Deep Blue Aquariums
Tiliquatics
Tiliquatics - 4 years ago
this is such a pretty tank, i love how pretty it is when its long, and the decor is gorgeous. i will definitely be getting some shrimp, they are so awesome <3
DPineAppleSquad
DPineAppleSquad - 4 years ago
In my 5 g I have a betta and 2 albino corys and 1 bronze Cory. Too stocked?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
DPineAppleSquad Cordes should be in at least a 10 if not bigger. The cories in my 65 swim around the tank like crazy!
Auburn92122
Auburn92122 - 4 years ago
My male betta lives with 1 Albino Cory (getting 2 more as soon as the store restocks), 2 Amano Shrimp, and 1 Apple Snail in my 10 gallon. It's intersting to watch my betta interact with them. He seems to have bonded with my Cory. They eat and swim together (somethimes it even looks like they're playing). He chases the shrimp sometimes, but he never bites them, just uses his big nose to make them move. He couldn't care less about fatso the snail, even when he gets run over by him and hit with his antennas. My betta even seems to have taken on the roles of protector and nurse of the tank. Before my Panda Cory died, he would stand guard keeping the shrimp away from him (they love to pester everyone), and when my snail gets flipped on his back, he tries to flip him over (he's golfball size atm, betta can't flip him over anymore).
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Auburn92122 lol, sounds like you have an awesome betta:]
wcslim760
wcslim760 - 4 years ago
In my 5 gallon betta tank I have my male betta with 4 ghost shrimp and 1 dwarf frog
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
wcslim760 Sorry to hear that. I have never had a dwarf frog, have no interest in them personally.
wcslim760
wcslim760 - 4 years ago
Hickster58 I had my original betta in the tank but he passed away last week. Then I transferred my other betta in the tank and everyone gets along. The dwarf frogs are fun to watch they have there own personality. Would you ever get one
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
wcslim760 I always forget about the dwarf frogs, lol. I take it they are all doing well?

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