What to put in a 5 gal Hex??

Amnagrla
  • #1
I am getting a free 5 gallon Hex tank. I'm now going to put a betta in because of the added stress the Hex shape gives it.

Dave suggested maybe killifish...

Anyone have any other ideas for me?? prrreeeassseee???? (Roger Rabbit)


 
COBettaCouple
  • #2
Do NOT put Roger Rabbit in that tank!
 
Wyoming_Bound
  • #3
Some male guppies would look nice.
 
capekate
  • #4
g'morning Amanda,
Nice catch on the freebie tank! Always a good thing. Do you have a QT already? I have the extra hex tank here that I keep as a QT for any sick fish.


But, I also think that guppies would be kinda fun for that tank! There are so many beautiful strains out there..
;D
 
Lucy
  • #5
Wow free tank, that's how I got my 5 gallon hex, but the filter was broke.

How about a bunch of shrimp, like that freaky little one you posted for mackaimee?
 
Amnagrla
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
hahaha darn, I really wanted to put Roger in that tank!!


Truthfully, I wanted to stay away from livebearers... Life will find away... lol


lol the freaky shrimp hahaha
 
Allie
  • #7
A betta wouldn't like a 5 gallon hex?
 
Angela_96
  • #8
Lucas the betta is getting along fine in my hex.. I think its more how you set them up, hes got tall plants in his where he can lay on them at night so he don't have such a long way up for air at night. Hes happy and healthy in his.
 
Allie
  • #9
Lucas the betta is getting along fine in my hex.. I think its more how you set them up, hes got tall plants in his where he can lay on them at night so he don't have such a long way up for air at night. Hes happy and healthy in his.
I see. I wanted to get one or two of them so that's good to know. They take up less space than a normal 5g...so anything for me to be able have more room for betta. drool
 
Angela_96
  • #10
I see. I wanted to get one or two of them so that's good to know. They take up less space than a normal 5g...so anything for me to be able have more room for betta. drool


Oh he is def so happy in his tank, he is even making a bubble nest. Of coarse he has to get mad w/ the every so many day water changes when I mess his nest up.... that has to be a sign though of a happy betta (the bubble nesting?)
 
Lucy
  • #11
A betta wouldn't like a 5 gallon hex?

My betta liked it, it was me that had the problem cleaning it. lol
 
Amnagrla
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
I heard that they get aggrivated more because they have less horizontal swimming space and more mirrored views of themselves so they flare more.
 
Lucy
  • #13
There were a few people who had problems with their males flaring at their reflection.
It never bothered my female.

I moved her to a 10 gallon because of the swimming surface and my inability to clean it without her getting stressed
 
Angela_96
  • #14
I must have mine set up w/ enough fake plants where he isn't seeing his reflection as much, he flares up some but not as often as when I first got him. Its more for show when I come up to the tank, like hes showing off for me. Yea I agree on the horizontal swimming space, and it being a cleaning nightmare, I used my extra long scrub brush on it yesterday, it worked out okay when I did my waterchange. If it wasn't for that it would have been a pain.
 
Martinismommy
  • #15
A betta wouldn't like a 5 gallon hex?


Dunn seems to be enjoying his....
 
Amnagrla
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
Thanks everyone!! I really can't wait... 2 months! Man! That's so long from now!!
 
mrsmuffin
  • #17
Billy Voltaire loves his 5 gal hex. The only time that I have seen him flare is when his light is on but the room lights are off. I have some tall plants in there too, though.
 
Allie
  • #18
Oh he is def so happy in his tank, he is even making a bubble nest. Of coarse he has to get mad w/ the every so many day water changes when I mess his nest up.... that has to be a sign though of a happy betta (the bubble nesting?)
When a betta isn't happy you can tell. They do nothing at all.
 
Angela_96
  • #19
that's def not lucas, hes a busy little guy.. always swiming around
 

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