5.5 gal. Empty... what to do..?

Discussion in 'Our Other Pets' started by fallonrhea, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. f

    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    Is there any kind of cool pet I could own in a 5.5 gallon tank besides fish? It can hold water and I am ready to start setting up!

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  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    I think you could do an ADF or two. :)
     
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  4. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    I have 3 in my betta tank. I would prefer a semi aquatic pet. Or an axolotl. But I think the tank is to small for one. :/

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  5. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes, axolotls need at least a 20g long. Also, might be a good time to get at least two of the ADFs out of the betta tank, as ADFs do best in species-only tanks. As for other semi-aquatic pets, I've heard of some types of crabs that need to have a land area, but I don't know what size tank they need.
     
  6. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    There are always shrimp.
     
  7. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    They've been in with my betta for a while now. They all seem to enjoy their home. I built it to fit both of their needs. Plenty of hiding spaces and an area of land that is closer to the surface for the frogs. Wood for my betta to swim through and my frogs to lay on. Java moss everywhere for burrowing and my bettas nighty time. My betta loves watching his frogs swim around acting like weirdos.

    I was thinking of putting some shrimp in with them to help algea control. I also have bn pleco in there.

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  8. F

    Fishfinatic Valued Member Member

    I think you could do a red clawed crab, but I'm not sure, don't hold me to that.

    They need a half land half saltwater setup from what I know, and a heater + filter.
     
  9. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    Ehhh.. Crabs freak me out haha. I'm allergic to spiders so I want to stay away from scorpions and tarantulas. Can't have a snake of any kind. I kind of want a lizard. Are there any that stay fairly small.?

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  10. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    Anoles aren't all that big although a 5 gallon is probably not big enough.
     
  11. alink

    alink Well Known Member Member

    ADF's dont need land area. They are fully aquatic frogs. By providing a land area space in the tank you are providing less water.. The only way this would be okay is if its a tall tank, as ADF's dont like tall tanks. 10-12 inches of water is okay for them.
     
  12. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    "An area of land that is closer to the surface." Meaning I raised the land underwater so they have a shallower area. There is a shallow end and a deep end. I did my research before buying them.

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  13. alink

    alink Well Known Member Member

    Sorry, I interpreted "area of land closer to the surface" to mean land (out of water) closer to the top of the tank. Wasnt trying to be rude, disrespectful, or condescending; just helping.
     
  14. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    It's fine, I just was so confused when I read your comment. I wasn't sure what you were talking about at first.

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  15. DrSahl

    DrSahl Valued Member Member

    I would actually go as far as to say axolotles need more than 20g and it would be good to get more than one.. but I guess its a matter of opinion..

    I had axolotl for many years, but sadly had to give them away to my x gf when we moved away from eachother.. but my opinion is that do better in more space.

    As for what the op should get is hard, since he does not want any fish (the obvious choice for that g tank was a betta)

    I wonder if there is any tiny frogs that could go there. other than that shrimps..
     
  16. MJDuti

    MJDuti Well Known Member Member

    Small newt?
     
  17. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I vote shrimp :D


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  18. FishDreamer

    FishDreamer Valued Member Member

    You could do a hermit crab or a firebellied toad. A salamander would be cool too. Or a snail farm! I had one a few years ago with giant snails and their babies..it's weird but it was fun to watch them slime around the room!


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