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Thread: Help Stocking

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    Hi guys, I've purchased my little brother a small tank for him to start off with, hes only seven so I didn't want to start him off with a bigger more expensive tank, in case he loses interest. Its about a 5 gallon tank and I'm just wondering what anyone can suggest as the best fish to stock the tank with? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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    shrimp, snails, croaking gourami, or betta(of course not all together).
    be sure to look up the size and care requirements of all of your stock
    as well as cycle the tank.

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    Gourami or betta for sure. Though due to the size of the tank, snails may not survive in it as they are more sensitive to water readings.

    20 gallon tall -7 paskai's rainbowfish (neons and blue eyes), 8 rasbora het, 2 blue ninja shrimp, 9 cherry shrimp, 3 algae eating shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis (separated), 1 bunch water wysteria (separated), 1 red wendii, Mossball, 1 microsword plant (separated), 1 package of staurogyne repense (separated)

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    Thanks guys! Just out of curiosity how well do you think guppies would do and how many? I've never cared for guppies before so I don't have any experience with them.

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    They are pretty small but they are more active than the gouramis. Males will bicker and chase each other around, as well as chase the females whenever they aren't chasing another male or begging for food. There fore they may need a bit more room than a five gallon.

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    I think a group of endlers would look good in a 5g tank with a marimo ball or java moss.

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    I think a croaking gourami gets up to 3 inches making it too large for a 5 gallon tank. A sparkling gourami, at 1.5 inches, would be a good choice for a 5g. Endlers might look good in a 5 gallon but need a longer tank because of their high activity level. A 5 gallon tank doesn't have enough room for most of the fish available really. You could get the sparkling gourami, or a betta, or do the shrimp/snail set up someone else suggested.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Gouramis like cover especially in small tanks. Shrimps require a fishkeeper who knows what he's doing.

    I'd say get a pair of endlers of the same sex.

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    There is no reason the OP can't put adequate cover in the tank. Knowing what you are doing just takes a bit of research. Seriouslyfish, TropicalFishKeeping, Fishlore, and Badmans's Tropical Fish all give at least a 10 gallon as the minimum tank size for endlers livebearers.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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