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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by eeng168 View Post
I have 4 in a planted 2.5 gallon.

A friend of mine has 6 of them in a 5.5 gallon, WITH about 20 something other fishes....gobies, rams, serbai corys, etc.!!!! He has no problems so far...

You can check out his tank in the NYC thread...it's under the discussion of "general discussion, talk about anything"
a 5.5 with 20+ fish? i could barely house 5 neons in my 5.5 and those fish you named are reasonably larger and on top of that with 6 puffers? that tank seems way too crowded.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 08:17 AM
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Maybe he meant 55g
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:22 PM
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It is a 5.5 gallon tank, looks nicely done to me.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 07:30 PM
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I would not keep dwarfs in 5.5 that's asking for issues later on if you ask me. I followed the rule of thumb. 5 gallons min for the first one and then 3 gallons min for every other. Over filtration is recommended as they are messy lol but love the fish

14g Tall
Shrimp: 1 Amano, 12 Orange sunkist
Plants: Val's, 1 big bunch of java moss, 1 M moss ball
20g Tall
Fish: 2 Dwarf Puffers, 2 Chinese algae eaters
Shrimp: 6 Amanos, 1 cherry
Plants: Val's, 1 big sword, Red Ludwiga

Last edited by Mex330; 12-04-2012 at 07:31 PM. Reason: Added more
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