5 Gallon for a fry tank?

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fraserm

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I have a 5 Gallon That is currently empty. I plan on getting guppys this weekend or endlers and would like to have a fry tank for them to grow up in. Is a 5 Gallon Ok?

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if it is empty, it is not cycled. I would either seed it with a lot of meida or get a breeding net anf put the net in an established tank. It think the latter is the way to go so you don't get cycles that can harm your sensitive babies. I have raised many fry in breeder nets with some java moss and ramshorn snails with excellent results, so you could do that until your 5 gal is established
 

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Seed your tank with filter media from your 10 gallon tank.

I put my filter media in panty hose and put it in the tank.

Insta cycle
 

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Take it from me (and my dead shrimp) 5 gallon are difficult to keep cycled if the bioload is small, which it would be in a 5 gallon fry tank unless you had a *lot* of fry in it. And fry definitely need a cycled, stable tank. But if you can keep it stable and cycled, it'd be a great tank for small fry.

-Lisa
 

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Well to answer your question, yes 5 gallon is plenty

Not sure about the instability of a small bio-load in a larger tank, I have 6 angelfish fry (not great, I know lol) in a 34G
Just do daily 10-15% water changes and they will be ifne
 

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Yes a 5 gallon will work fine, although I prefer using a 10. It really depends on how many fry you plan to put in there, and for how long.
 
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