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I would like to know wat is the most colorfull fish one could keep in a five gallon tank
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i would look at a small school of tetras. i love cardinals but neons are probably colorful enough and much cheaper in santa cruz. it really is a matter of personal taste as far as what kind of colors you want and the personality of the type of fish. whatever you buy, make sure to do lot of research on them BEFORE you buy them. i would also suggest going to a lfs (local fish store) and asking them what they would suggest. take a look around, pick some out that you would like and write the names down. go home and do some research on the internet for the fish you want.

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Unless the tank is really short and really long, cardinals wont be happy. Try some microrasboras, like the chili rasboras, and danionella translucida
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You should get a pair of killies (assuming you have a top on the tank.

The Orange australe are my personal favorite.


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thank you ill look into all of them and will take any other suggestions and the Orange australe do look nice
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I'd look at Endlers, there are so many different options you could go for with them.


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You should get a pair of killies (assuming you have a top on the tank.

The Orange australe are my personal favorite.


+1. There are many different and colorful varieties of killies, and a pair would be fine together in a 5 gal.
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And on some strains of killies you could even keep a colony in a 5 gal. Just make sure it has a full lid as killies are known jumpers.
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so far im thinking of going with some killis but still doing research thankyou for posting
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And on some strains of killies you could even keep a colony in a 5 gal. Just make sure it has a full lid as killies are known jumpers.
Which strains? I'm interested in keeping a few more strains.

brohawk hooked me up with a trio and they're awesome!
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I've kept colonies of Oeseri, loenborgi, striatum, bitzigando, clown killies to name a few. I'll have to look up my files to get the full names of each.
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