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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon stocking

So i have purchased a 5 gallon tank for my room! I want to keep FISH. Im sorta new to fresh water (im a salt guy) what are stocking options?
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anyone????
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6 Tiwini danios
Some shrimp a CPO
6 galaxy rasboras
And plants

There is another danio that is small and looks like a tiger but i forget the name of it.
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So it looks like an inch long tiger? Awesome! Why did I not hear of this before?

Kidding aside, I think that option is perfect, but I would opt more toward plants and have the fish be a second, lesser attraction. the full beauty of aquatic plants at their best can't be rivaled.

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are there any fish i could keep with a betta fish?
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How do neon tetras sound?
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are there any fish i could keep with a betta fish?
Probably not in a 5g.
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How do neon tetras sound?
I wouldn't do it - just not enough room in a 5g for a proper school.
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Off hand I can think of endlers - male only. Do a search on nano fish and see what you can find.
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I have several betta tanks that are 5g each and house a betta with some others in small schools of 5-6 fish each. I have used tinwinis, espeis, small gold neons, pygmy cories, dwarf pencilfish, shrimp and one with a couple of ADFs all successfully. All do fine together and water parameters have been good.
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I have several betta tanks that are 5g each and house a betta with some others in small schools of 5-6 fish each. I have used tinwinis, espeis, small gold neons, pygmy cories, dwarf pencilfish, shrimp and one with a couple of ADFs all successfully. All do fine together and water parameters have been good.
what are the gold tetras called, what do you think of neon tetras,
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Not sure but they look like a small neon but are nearly clear. I thought the LFS called them gold neons but they are a lot smaller than my real neons. Don't think you could keep actual neons happy in a 5g tank as mine are very busy in the 46g and prefer a larger school and very stable water parameters. Plus, I'd be worried they'd nip at a betta in a smaller school and confined quarters.
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Not sure but they look like a small neon but are nearly clear. I thought the LFS called them gold neons but they are a lot smaller than my real neons. Don't think you could keep actual neons happy in a 5g tank as mine are very busy in the 46g and prefer a larger school and very stable water parameters. Plus, I'd be worried they'd nip at a betta in a smaller school and confined quarters.
then no to the neons
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Be sure to have a place to house either the betta or the other fish if they don't get along.
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