Stocking new 5 gallon 5 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by josh7, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. josh7Well Known MemberMember

    I was just wondering if you guys can give me a list of fish suitable for this tank.
     
  2. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

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  4. OP
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    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    I was looking at 1 half moon betta 2 ADFs and ghost shrimp but I was looking for other ideas do you have any.
     




  5. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I would get one betta OR 2 adfs not both. I would also watch out my ghost shrimp shredded my bettas tail.
     
  6. OP
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    j

    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    If I got 2 male endlers and 4 females is that doable all fry would go into my 55 gallon as food though. Or could I do a guppy trio.
     
  7. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Ghost shrimp arent good choices with long finned bettas. Their fins will become a tasty, regenerating treat for the shrimp. I'd suggest red cherry shrimp :)

    You can see my betta tanks in my sig below. All are working out great :)
     
  8. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Is it a 5 gallon long? How is the filtration? If you've got good filtration on it and you're committed to testing the water/keeping it clean, you could get a small schooling fish. Other forum members might disagree with me here. :)

    5x neon tetras
    OR
    5x glolight tetras (the small size tetras with the golden stripe, not the fancy new genetically engineered lime-green skirt tetras...they would be too much bioload).
    OR
    5x harlequin rasboras

    Perhaps some red cherry shrimp.

    Cheers!
     
  9. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I think endlers probably are a better choice just because they are smaller.
     
  10. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    +1 on the endlers idea.
     
  11. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I've kept Endlers in a 5 gallon very successfully.
     
  12. OP
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    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Okay I don't know where I could get them around here they only sell guppies the closest thing I have seen is a lyretail guppy. Tank dimensions are 16x8x10
     
  13. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    It's nearly impossible to find Endlers in a pet store. You could order them online, I know there are people here on fishlore that sell them. You could also get them from hobbyists in your area. The easiest things to find would be a betta or a couple African Dwarf Frogs.
     
  14. OP
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    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Okay then thanks you guys will find endlers or just get bettas and ADFs.
     
  15. escapay

    escapayWell Known MemberMember

    My PetSmart store recently started to carry Endlers... or if you have another LFS, they might have them. I know at least one of the two LFS that I've been to have them.
     
  16. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Pet stores have have Endlers are almost always hybrids. I can pretty much garuntee that petsmart wouldn't be able to maintain a pure strain.
     




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