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Is this stocking correct for a 1.5 gallon tank?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Bettalover12, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Bettalover12

    Bettalover12 New Member

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    So i have a 1.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter that a betta used to live in(now he lives in a planted 5.5 gallon tank)
    Anyways i decided i want to have brine shrimp in my 1.5 gallon tank. I will use a biolocical filter and be sure to test the water every week. My family and i have a 73 gallon saltwater tank downstairs so i already have the salt for the small brine shrimp tank. I was wondering if i could put a small layer of live sand on the bottom of my 1.5 gallon tank for the brine shrimp? And a small live rock as well? I will feed some of the brine shrimp to the saltwater fish every week. I will also be using a small heater for the brine shrimp tank, does this sound okay? Is there anything i should know about keeping brine shrimp?
     
  2. Mr. Bones

    Mr. Bones Fish Fanatic

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    I dont think its really feasable to try to actually keep brine shrimp in that way. They are mainly hatched from eggs, and fed within a day or two, not as a self reproducing food source.
     
  3. Bettalover12

    Bettalover12 New Member

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    Oh ok do you think it would be ok to just have them as "pets"? I just want to start with brine shrimp for now and after half a year(when they are supposed to die) maybe i could get a bigger tank and have cherry shrimp?
     
  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fish Crazy

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    You realize that your beta is in too small of a tank?
     

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