New tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by fishlurer22, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. fishlurer22

    fishlurer22New MemberMember

    My sisters birthday is coming up and she just wants a small tank for a couple neon tetras. I was looking at the Top Fin Aquascene 3.5 gallo tank. Does anyone know anything about this tank and if it is good for this use or even if it is a good deal??


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  2. blusshed

    blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    I'm pretty sure neons are schooling fish and need to be in a group of 6 to thrive.

    cant help on the tank, but I'd say 3.5 is too small for 6 neons.

    stick around, many others will help out!
     
  3. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    3.5 isn't big enough for neons they may be small but they do need swimming space, you could have a Betta in it but it's still a bit small imo
     




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    fishlurer22

    fishlurer22New MemberMember

    Alright thanks

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  5. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    A betta would be perfect


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  6. celizabethh3

    celizabethh3Valued MemberMember

    Or red cherry shrimp. :)


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  7. ricmcc

    ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    If she is new to fishkeeping, she will likely find a somewhat larger tank easier to maintain, at really not a great increase in cost---rick
     
  8. SW5

    SW5Well Known MemberMember

    I agree with rick.
    A ten gallon is a good size for a few tetras, and isn't all that expensive if you just do simple HOB filtration and nothing too fancy. Plus, ten gallons are all over the place on craigslist.
     
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    fishlurer22

    fishlurer22New MemberMember

    Thats true thanks


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  10. crawfishcrazy27

    crawfishcrazy27Well Known MemberMember

    A 10G would be good to start at since of there abundancy and the tetras would probably do well in there with a couple shrimp maybe


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  11. Guppy123

    Guppy123New MemberMember

    How about upgrading it just a tiny bit more?
    Five gallons will be a little bit better than a 3.5 gallon.
     




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