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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hello ok I have my 5 gallon fluval chi setup with live plants such as anachris, bannana plant, and java moss. I also have driftwood in there. I have carribsea flora substrate a heater c02 and an internal filter as well as stock filter. Have an air stone set up as well as an additional clip on light with 16 .18watt day lights and 2 .18 watt night lights. I was wondering what kind of fish would be suitable if any besides a betta fish. I might do invert only
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 05:07 AM
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A 5 gallon is pretty small, so small fish only (shrimp, nerite snails OK).
A small school of dwarf Rasboras, Clown Killies or similar sized fish. These are smaller than 1/2". Half a dozen (with shrimp) to a dozen (no shrimp) is OK in a 5 gallon. A few dwarf Cories (C. habrosus, pygmaeus or similar size)

A single Betta, perhaps a snail is OK, but Bettas often eat shrimp. Not always. Some do not. I would not add high priced shrimp, though.
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+1 for c.habrosus!

They will stay on the bottom while ur betta will dominate the top.
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I don't know if a Betta will do well with all of the movement. I have one in a 5 gallon with the stock filter and although it doesn't seem overly strong he doesn't seem to care for it.
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