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5galls what to do

Ok I just got a 5 gallon tank. I'm us to big tanks like 55g and 112g 5g is the smallest i have ever had other then the betta tank.

I'm wondering what do I need for the tank? I was going to have my 6" blue diamond discus in the tank but I think that’s to small for them. I guess there going to have to weight to have there young when I get room to move the other discus.

What can I put in this tiny tank? any suggestion? plants to anything please suggest away.
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How about a shrimp tank


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This would make a good betta tank, or shrimp, endler's livebearers...
As for plants how about a moss carpet with some java fern or anubias?
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If I made it a shrimp tank would I have to be like working my ass of like I do with my discus when it comes to breading?

I red one forum on hear breading shrimp and tetra’s is like rocket science. LoL I want something simple this time. lol I'm exhausted with the over powering new stuff I have to find out about my discus every day.

Don't et me wrong I love it. just like something small for once.
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Depends on what type you want to keep, you could throw some cherries in there, moss sponge filter and they will do fine, change water once a week or say and they will breed like rabbits


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Do I need a heater, and filter, or just a bubler? I'm deffiently likeing the shrimp Idea. Also how much $$$ do you think it will take to get this tank set up?
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Should be very cheap. You just need a sponge filter with bubbler, gravel/sand, and some moss. You'll want to keep the temperature around 76-78 for best results, so I supposed it all depends on whether you can maintain a range similar to that without a heater.
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I can always grab an extra heater from my other tanks I got 2. In them I'm thinking of getting some course stone and putting it over some peat moss.
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I love my 15 gal invert tank! I have cherries, amanos and MTS. They are loads of fun. My cherries are still a bit young for breeding, but my snails are spreading rapidly I think I am going to attempt to breed my amanos when I see one carrying eggs. It will probably be a challenge but I'm up for it! I just hope I didn't get stuck with all males... out of 6 I sure hope one is female. The sides of them all seem to be dots though.... only one might be dashed lines but it's iffy.
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so what are the specs of the srim and there life span. male female and things like that? I was thinking a pair of cribenzas in with the shrimp. or will they eat them? Or a male and female fancy tail guppies.
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Ok there where only grean/blue algae shrimp I got 6 for my 5 gallon tank. I also got a plant that looks like a long growing bush.

what can i feed the shrimp is some fish food ok like flake? I was also wondering is 3 neon cardinal tetras ok in with them?
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my shrimp enjoy shrimp pellets and blanched zucchini.


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If you intend on breeding the shrimps, DON'T keep fish with them. My fish are fine with the adult shrimp, but in 2 months of ownerships, I have not seen a single shrimplet, and the consensus is that my fish are hunting them down and feasting on them. I plan on doing a shrimp only tank because of that.

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The only reason why I put them in there is because I have a 55 gallon directed to my pair of blue diamonds. The 112 has rams, sea algae eaters, and discus. when I put the tetra’s in the ram look like it was going to eat them.

When i first put them in the 5g they went after the shrimp only to find that he was going to fight with his other 6 buddies. LoL there troupers. So I have no where to put these fish. I'm thinking about putting them in the toilet and hope the reproduce in lake Ontario. lol that be cool but no.

The big alls store guy says there hard to bread. Is that true? I so far have seen them eat the flake food or rip it a part it all looks the same. But it is really cool when you shine the flash light in and see him running and eating like he has just stolen it from the morning bakery.
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so what are the specs of the srim and there life span. male female and things like that? I was thinking a pair of cribenzas in with the shrimp. or will they eat them? Or a male and female fancy tail guppies.
Do you mean kribensis? And what is srim?
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