What Next? I Have A 5g Open

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by phantom, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. phantom

    phantomValued MemberMember

    I'm thinking of snails, shrimp, bettas, guppys? of course not all together
  2. Kyleena696

    Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    I'd personally do a shrimp only tank, but that's because I want one :D

    I think a single pea puffer could go in a heavily planted five, but I'm not positive.
  3. OP

    phantomValued MemberMember

    one thing do pea puffers need schools?

  4. Kyleena696

    Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    I don't think so. I know you can do a school in a larger tank, but I don't think they need one.

  5. sloughdog

    sloughdogWell Known MemberMember

    A pea puffer in a 5 gallon would do great. Pea puffers need about 3-5 gallons per puffer and do best in specie only tanks.
  6. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    1 pea puffer in the tank would do well, but they are a bit harder to feed than normal species.

    I would go for a betta to save one from a nasty cup.
  7. Abby565

    Abby565Valued MemberMember

    Any of the first 3 are fine, even together. Guppys need a 10g.
  8. sloughdog

    sloughdogWell Known MemberMember

    Here’s a good article on the subject of pea puffers:

  9. Frozen One

    Frozen OneValued MemberMember

    Get a betta
  10. ParrotCichlid

    ParrotCichlidWell Known MemberMember

  11. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't do guppies in this tank size.

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