5 gallon long stocking?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by 19jimmy17, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. 19jimmy17Valued MemberMember

    so i have this 5-7 gallon long tank that i been cycling for a little over a month. I'm most likely going to do a shrimp tank which is the best route. But my local fish store has some spotted blue eyes (Pseudomugil gertrudae) in stock which i was wondering if i could put 4 or 5 in it? i figured since its a long tank it will give them some swimming room.
  2. Harlebleondora

    HarlebleondoraWell Known MemberMember

    I would think blue eyes would need more space to swim although they are very small. I'm no expert so I'd wait for others to chime in.
  3. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I think you should stick with the shrimp idea, 5 gallons isn't really enough space for a schooling fish even the smallest need swimming room.
  4. walt722New MemberMember

    I would agree with everyone else that is not enough room for blue eyes. I have kept them before in a 55 and they were all over the tank. Also in a 5 to have 5 blue eyes I would think that that would be overstocked either way.
  5. OP

    19jimmy17Valued MemberMember

    These are smaller blue eyes which are really shy which is why I asked. I have other blue eye species in my other tanks I just thought these ones would be an exception because I read they don't like being around fast moving fish and do best in a tank by them selfs
  6. Tropicalfishlover18

    Tropicalfishlover18New MemberMember

    I'll stick to the shrimp idea, you might be able to add a snail too

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