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

Discussion in 'Blue Gourami' started by ppate1977, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    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?

  2. steed1172Well Known MemberMember

    he should be okay in a 5G by himself for 2 weeks, be sure to stay on top of water changes though, as it is small and toxins build up fast.

  3. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  4. steed1172Well Known MemberMember

    11 and a half inches :eek:? make sure he don't jump out
  5. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    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...
  6. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I think he meant 1 1/2 inches. Blue Gouramis don't grow to 11" lol
  7. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Ah in that case ignore my last post :p
  8. LucyModeratorModerator Member

  9. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    Lol, that's great.. yes one and one half inches. Any actual answers? :;smack

    I'm a fool... I didn't id him right. He is a dwarf. Gourmie
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 17, 2010
  10. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    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 5g for Quarantine.

  11. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

    Alright, thanks friends, I was a little worried.

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