Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
In regards to the betta, I've never understood why people keep them in such tiny containers. Sure, they can survive, but they don't really get to live. They are labyrinth fish yes, and they can breathe from the surface, but that is an adaptation for their life in the wild when the rice paddies start to dry up. Bettas are beautiful when kept in a bigger tank with other fish (just be careful of the other fish nipping at the betta's fins).
In regards to a 5.5gl stocking, you have to remember that 5.5gl is the empty volume, not the total volume available after substrate and hardscape.
A trio of guppies might be okay as they are not overly active. I have never kept them, so don't go thinking that I said that they are.
In a 5.5 planted, I'd say scarlet badis or one similar.
Celestial Pearl Danios are very timid and shy. I have kept them, and still do. They need a small shoal and the more space, the better.
As for Boraras species, same with them, 6 or more for them and some of them are fairly active.
Are you specifically wanting fish, or any type of fauna? You could do some shrimps if you were concerned with over stocking.
If you were to go for a fish though, I would go with a Scarlet badis or a pair.
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