Male Scarlet Badis In 5 Gallon

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Hello,
I have a five gallon tank, heated to around 77 degrees, with a hang on back filter. It is fully cycled and has some live plants and some fake. I went to my local pet store that I trust very much to help me pick out some new fish a few days ago, but I am afraid they sold me a bad combination of fish. I've never owned these types of fish before. Right now I have 3 scarlet badis and 3 celestial pearl danios. They were not sexed in the store and their colors are a bit pale (but intesifing every day!) to tell gender for sure. I am not sure, but after some research I am afraid I might have 3 male scarlet badis. The fish store assured me that 3 of any gender would be okay in a five gallon, but now that I have them home, aI've noticed one that hides almost all the time and some territoriality. I've been reading now that one male is best for a five gallon. I'm not sure who to trust... my trusty fish store or the internet Since I'm not sure on gender, would you guys recommend that I return one or two to the store to prevent aggression? I want them to have a good home.

Thanks for any advice you can give!
 

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I would only keep one scarlet badis and rehome the CPDs.
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
I would only keep one scarlet badis and rehome the CPDs.
Why re-home the CPD's?
 

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11emilyscott said:
Why re-home the CPD's?
They require a much larger school, and their school requirement won't fit in the tank.
 

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also cdp need cooler water
 
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75 gallon Discus Tank said:
They require a much larger school, and their school requirement won't fit in the tank.
Thanks for the advice
 
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