What fish should I put in my 5 gallon cube
Hi, I've decided to convert my work shrimp tank into a fish tank. Tank is planted with Aquasoil substrate, several types of crypts, some mini-pelia, tropica, etc. Dwarf water lettuce with big ol roots hanging down.
Water going in is GH around 6~7, KH <2. PH <7.
What I'm looking for
- Fish that will be happy in a 5 gallon cube. That's probably my #1 priority is that they be happy. Just about every fish I look at, I'll find people saying they'll do fine in a small tank, and other sources saying they need something much bigger than what I have. No idea who to trust, so I figured I'd throw it out to you TPT folks to share your experiences.
- Ideally the fish should be happy in in the mid-70's. I'd prefer not to have to heat the tank up to 78. (I originally wanted sparkling gouramis, but everything I've found puts 78 as their minimum temp)
- Fish should be adult shrimp safe. I'll likely have either yellow or orange neos in the tank. I'm aware all fish eat baby shrimp. That's OK. I just don't want them picking apart the adults.
- Fish that can survive on flake or micro-pellets. Sorry, I'm not doing live food cultures and bringing them to work.
Fish I've been looking at:
- Sparkling Gourami (See complaint above about tank temp)
- Chili Rasboaras (Some sites say I need a bigger tank)
- Microdevario kubotai (Some sites say I need a bigger tank)
So, what do you folks think would do well in my cube?