can i temp house a blue gourami in a 5 gal? Question 

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I have an empty 5 gal planted that I was wondering if I could temporarly house a juvinile blue gouramI in till I move in two weeks?
 

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he should be okay in a 5 gallon by himself for 2 weeks, be sure to stay on top of water changes though, as it is small and toxins build up fast.
 
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Thanks steed, that's about how long I'll have him in there. I'll do water changes every other day. I've gotten good at cycling a tank. I cyled the 5 gal, no fish, in 14 days with seeded media. Boy that beats a true "new" cycle. I'm wondring if anyones ever kept this fish in this size tank. He is free if I take him (friend moving). The fish is almost 11/2 inches.
 

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11 and a half inches ? make sure he don't jump out
 

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Umm... at 11.5" he's not going to be able to turn around in a 5 gallon tank (16" long) If you really want him I'd recommend getting a large rubbermaid tub and putting your cycled filter on that (daily water changes since a filter set for a 5 gal tank won't have a high enough turnover)

Just a suggestion...
 
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I think he meant 1 1/2 inches. Blue Gouramis don't grow to 11" lol
 

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Ah in that case ignore my last post
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Lol, that's great.. yes one and one half inches. Any actual answers?

I'm a fool... I didn't id him right. He is a dwarf. Gourmie
 

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Hello Ppate,

I don't see any issues as long as it's temporary housing for two weeks. I'm sure some folks use a 5 gallon for Quarantine.

Ken
 
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Alright, thanks friends, I was a little worried.
 
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