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Small tank suggestions

Post by CAAIndie on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:41 pm

Hi all. I have a close friend that is looking to get into the hobby. I'm looking to give him a hand setting up a very small tank.

He's looking at probably only getting a 5-6.5 gallon tank. He's considered a betta splendens, but hoping there might be some other options. I've got lots of ideas if it was a 10g+ (and a couple for something so small) but I'd love to hear any suggestions for any plausible microfish.

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by Biulu on Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:23 pm

Plenty of other options!
A pair of wild bettas (smaragdina, imbellis.....)
Pygmy gouramis
A type of mosquito rasboras
A trio of peacock gudgeons (1M/2F)
Rainbowfish from the Pseudomugil family
Celestial Pearl danios
Bumblebee gobies
Badis species
Emerald dwarf rasboras.... Etc. etc.
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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by l_l_l on Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:26 am

Pea puffers! Altho, he can only have one in such a small tank Sad
And is somewhat finnicky for a begginer. Nevermind this Sad
Maybe a shrimp tank with mosquito rasboras? Smile

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:20 am

What do I suggest for a 5gal tank?

Hmmmmm

Sorry got nothing other then the previously mentioned Betta.

Good luck with the tank.

Actually slightly off topic, but I had one of those in my hands at a pet store recently and I almost bought it just for a hoot. After a few minutes of being at a total loss as to what to put in it I put it back down. The only thing I came up with was a small SW tank. A couple of pieces of live rock, one clown fish and a cleaner shrimp.

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by Fores41 on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:41 am

I think Biulu did a good job as I can only think of shrimp at this time as well.
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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by alexmtl on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:08 pm

Biulu wrote:Plenty of other options!

Definitely a good variety of possibilities.

I would try a shrimp only tank : red cherry shrimp or rillies; nice colour and out of the usual choices.

Endlers, the pure type like what guppyguy has. Probably guppyguy is one of the best local sources for pure Endlers.

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by CAAIndie on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:15 pm

Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I have already passed them along. Excited to lend a hand with this build.

Luckily most of the above are available locally (minus @Guppyguy 's great endlers) Smile

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by guppyguy on Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:47 pm

CAAIndie wrote:Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I have already passed them along. Excited to lend a hand with this build.

Luckily most of the above are available locally (minus @Guppyguy 's great endlers) Smile

Endlers would be a great choice and lets not forget heterandria formosa as a great fish for a small tank.

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by alexmtl on Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:51 am

guppyguy wrote:
CAAIndie wrote:Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I have already passed them along. Excited to lend a hand with this build.

Luckily most of the above are available locally (minus @Guppyguy 's great endlers) Smile

Endlers would be a great choice and lets not forget heterandria formosa as a great fish for a small tank.

Guppyguy, are you shipping yet ??
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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by guppyguy on Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:51 am

alexmtl wrote:
guppyguy wrote:
CAAIndie wrote:Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I have already passed them along. Excited to lend a hand with this build.

Luckily most of the above are available locally (minus @Guppyguy 's great endlers) Smile

Endlers would be a great choice and lets not forget heterandria formosa as a great fish for a small tank.

Guppyguy, are you shipping yet ??

Not yet few more weeks.

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Re: Small tank suggestions

Post by Shy2 on Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:59 pm

I have a 5g tank that I have been trying to figure out what to do with it.
These are great ideas.
I have a large tank with a mixed community of fish and fake plants, as I've been too nervous to try live plants.
Maybe I should try my hand at live plants in this little tank.
Love the fish suggestions for a small tank too.
I would love to find some Mosquito rasboras, they are so colourful.

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