No Fish Do I Need Still Need To "feed" Tank?

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I recently just lost my fish in 5 gallon tank and I was wondering if I still needed to "feed" the tank food to keep the bacteria alive until I get new fish. Any help would be appreciated. Also if anyone has any stocking ideas, let me know.
 

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Yes, you need an ammonia source or the bacteria will die after a few days. You could do a single male betta, a small school of chili rasboras, or maybe 1 or 2 pea puffers. A shrimp tank is another cool option.
 
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FlipFlopFishFlake38 said:
Yes, you need an ammonia source or the bacteria will die after a few days. You could do a single male betta, a small school of chili rasboras, or maybe 1 or 2 pea puffers. A shrimp tank is another cool option.
a betta and chili rasboras or just one or the other?
 

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Will J. said:
a betta and chili rasboras or just one or the other?
Just one or the other. Bettas should be kept alone unless you have 20 gallons or more.
 

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Another good option would be a trio of endlers or potentually male guppies - endlers would be best however!
 
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Another good option would be a trio of endlers or potentually male guppies - endlers would be best however!
Okay, thank you. Which do you think would be the most fun to watch/ be interactive with me?
 

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Will J. said:
Okay, thank you. Which do you think would be the most fun to watch/ be interactive with me?
Out of guppies and endlers? If so, probably about the same- endlers are just guppy in a small package. Equally as entertaining...
 
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