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Not near a window but the tank is in a confined space. I stuck it in an unused bathroom to be able to hide it from my niece when she comes over & to keep my cats away. The door is closed mostly. I’ll leave it open & see if that makes a change :) Thank you, Pheonix, you’re a gem!
 

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Your welcome! I really like it when someone makes a surprise fish tank, for a relative, so unique! :)

That would be a good idea to leave the door open, and see if the temperature lowers. :)
 
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I am usually finicky on the circumstances of someone getting a surprise pet for someone else but this was a perfect moment.

Instead of a snail should I consider a ghost shrimp for this nano tank?
 

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Hhmmmm.....depends on the betta. My betta fish fine with snails/shrimp, but I have heard horror story’s of other people who put $40+ of shrimp in a tank, just to have all of them die!

A snails would be a better option, but as I said, it depends on the betta. :)
 
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Better safe than sorry with a child so I’ll go with snail, thank you! :)
 

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Your welcome! Do you know what snails you would like to get? If you tell me, I can tell you if it would work. :)
 
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I figured Nerite seemed generally well spoken about but I would appreciate recommendations of any others too!
 

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I really do suggest Nerite snails. Mystery snails are pretty, but their antennas are much bigger, and could be mistaken for a bloodwork. Also, they produce a lot of waste.! :)
 
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Guys!! Look who I picked up today! He’ll be in store cup quarantine pre-birthday Look at this widdle face!
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PS: Bought pretreated aquarium water, did a 50/50 water change on his cup to not disturb him any more than he has been by traveling. Also fed him. He looks lively and healthy to my untrained eye. :)
 

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That's a beauty.Great coloring and finage. I'm sure your niece will love your choice.
 

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Wow! He is beautiful! Make sure you’re temperature is in check, and don’t forget to alcimate him! :)
 
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By the way Pheonix you were spot on!!! After the door was opened a while the tank temperature dropped down to the safe range. I’m using that 10g as a temp gauge since it has no heater in it & put the betta cup right beside the tank. I’d have set his cup in his future home but I’ll be going to work in a bit and I don’t want him floating unattended. He’s a precious little guy!

Ps: I’ve just been calling him little gentleman since he’s not mine to name, lol
 
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This morning, no. Later, yes. :D

I didn’t want to disturb him too much last night (ride home was longer than it should’ve been) so he only got a water change & nice meal. Tonight will probably be good though!
 
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