Enough Space?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Quarantine' started by KingD, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. KingD

    KingD Fishlore VIP Member

    I was just wondering, is a 5 gallon tank large enough as a quarantine tank for 10 young false julii cory cats? It will be heated, filtered and have plants floating.
     
  2. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I think it should be ok.
     
  3. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Even if you're talking bitty guys, I'd be far more comfortable using a ten gallon tank. Easier to keep clean and stable.
     
  4. OP
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    KingD

    KingD Fishlore VIP Member

    The parameters in my 5 gallon are usually always stable, and I keep a very light layer of gravel so it doesnt get too dirty. I also keep java fern, and java moss floating in there at all times. If anything I'll do water changes every other day or 2 just to keep everything in check.
     
  5. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    The other thing you have to keep in mind is activity level.

    Right now I have (I think) four Panda Cory fry in a ten gallon tank. They are so small, I have to use a magnifying glass to see the little blighters properly. (That's why I'm not entirely sure how many there are.) But the one thing I can tell you is they are all over the tank. Cories get around. The bottom of a five gallon is going to really cramp them.
     
  6. OP
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    KingD

    KingD Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea I was thinking that also but since the 5 gallon will only be their QT for 2-4 weeks, I was thinking it would be okay if I made sure the water was clean. After the QT they'll be going into my 75g
     
  7. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Watch for signs of stress like glass surfing, and have a backup if they need to be moved in a hurry.
     
  8. OP
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    KingD

    KingD Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea I'll definitely keep an eye on them, I'll be watching them like hawk haha. If they show the slightest signs of stress, I'll try to get them set up in a 10g
     




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