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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon stock options

I just purchased a Fluval Spec tank, it is only five gallons and I'm afraid it will be too small for a pair of Pygmy Sunfish so other than a Betta what options do I have for stocking.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 09:52 PM
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Dwarf puffer
8 celestial Pearl danios or any of the microrasboras
Neo shrimp
trio of endlers livebearers

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Sparkling gourami
Scarlet badis
clown killifish
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School of microdevario kubotai
5-6 Pseudomugil gertrudae
Pygmy cories
A pair of wild bettas
African Dwarf frogs

Just out of curiosity, why would it be too small for pygmy sunfish?
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Pygmy sunfish breed easily, I think you would end up with too many in a small tank.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 04:31 PM
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My vote would be a pea puffer, darios, or some rasbora. I like dwarf emerald rasbora/danios right now. Their blue color and stripes. But they are shy like celestial pearl danios.

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Least killies / Heterandria Formosa - it's a livebearer, but 7th smallest fish in the world
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Shrimps! Red rili's are lovely.
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Love endlers in my 5g.

Multiple planted tanks 1.75g to 55g.
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A single shell dweller or a breeding pair would be cool.

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I also have the 5 gallon Spec i currently have a panda cory and want to get him a friend. i was also thinking a dwarf or sparkling gourami and a few cardinal tetras or similar small bright fish. Any input or stocking suggestions please!
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Corbin, cories are schooling fish. I would suggest you rehome the panda, as there isn't really space for a school of his kind. You could keep a small school of pygmy or dwarf cories in there, but not much else. A 5g is a very small tank.

My adventures in keeping Indostomus crocodilus, the crocodile toothpick fish. AKA armored stickleback, paradox fish, and freshwater pipefish. Care is (to the best of my knowledge) exactly the same as Indostomus paradoxus.
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you could do pygmy sunfish, cpd, small rasboras(chilli,exclamation point), small cories(pygmy,salt&pepper) small characins(neons, embers),pea puffer, multies,bettta, dwarf honey gourami, liqorice gourami, sparkling gourami or hara jerdoni.
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