Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: san antonio texas
If you know what you're doing, 6 microrasboras and some shrimp and a small oddball would be fine.
Cories, IME, don't swim as much as bettas even.
the dwarves should be fine in a big 5.5, they get stuck bachin in 1g betta tanks all the time.
Microrasboras may actually do best with a tank this size or around this size, as i believe most of them come from small remote pools and such correct?
in larger tanks i've heard they get timid, but i may be wrong.
If i were in your situation, i would get 7 MR, 4 Dwarf cories, and shrimps.
Alternately, endler's live bearer male only would do well.
if you include females you'll be culling fry once a week, and the fems are ugly.
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