Best Fish for a 2.5 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Leafray, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Hey guys!
    I recently converted one of my 2.5 gallon tanks into a " planted " tank as a gift for a friend. I threw in some hornwort, hoping for it to take over ( fastest growing plant I've ever seen! Mine grows almost 2 inches a day in my fry tanks!!! ) also have Java moss and duckweed, as you can see, nothing fancy, just some SUPER EASY plants and a sponge filter. So, my question is, is there any fish that is small enough to get about 3-5 in this tiny tank? Currently cycling with two of my top sword endlers.
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    Currently breeding: h/b purple guppies

  2. billerWell Known MemberMember

    One betta with no tank mates. Some say 2.5g is to small, but since it's planted it should be fine I think. You also could do red cherry shrimp tank. Other than that I don't think there are too many other options to go with.
    PS I love you tank design.

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  3. LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Thanks! My nightie is giving me some crs shrimp... Gonna use those!

    Currently breeding: h/b purple guppies

    Also scarlet badis? Or dwarf rasboras?

    Currently breeding: h/b purple guppies

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  4. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    2.5 gallon is too small for any adult fish, imo. :)
  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Dwarf rasboras require at least 10g and the badis probably needs a 5g.

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  6. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    I would do a betta and maybe, just maybe, some RCS, depends on the betta though.
  7. LeafrayValued MemberMember

    I think I'm going to put in a few male black bar endlers and crs.... Do you think that's ok? I usually house breeding trios in 2.5s..... So I think the three males would be ok?

    Currently breeding: h/b purple guppies
  8. billerWell Known MemberMember

    I have never kept endlers, but I believe they require 5-10g. Correct me if I am wrong

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  9. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I would do RCS. I just noticed that this is on the Saltwater part of the forum lol

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  10. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    It says Freshwater on my screen. :;dk
  11. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I've moved the thread :)
  12. GeoffWell Known MemberMember


    Anyway, I too wouldn't put endlers in less than a 10g. I've had them and they do like to swim around quite a bit.
  13. LeafrayValued MemberMember

    Whoops! Sorry I didn't notice this was on the saltwater section.... Anyways, almost all of my breeding trips are in 2.5 gallons... Wouldn't it be ok to keep endlers in there too?

    Currently breeding: h/b purple guppies

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