Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Default Tetras in a 5 gallon?

    0 Not allowed!
    Hi I was just wondering if it's possible to keep 3 red belly X-Ray Tetras in a five gallon?

  2. #2


    1 Not allowed!
    Sure it's possible. It's certainly not advisable. Tetras are an active, schooling fish. They should be kept in decent numbers and with ample swimming space.

  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I'd rather go with advisable than possible. What fish can I keep in a 5 gallon, then?

  4. #4


    2 Not allowed!
    With a five gallon you are pretty limited. A single betta, a bunch of shrimp, micro-rasboras and the like are your options.

    Planted shrimp tanks can be quite lovely and interesting to watch.

  5. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I'd love to have a planted shrimp tank, but I know NOTHING about shrimp. Could you tell me a little more?

  6. #6


    1 Not allowed!
    I don't have one myself, but if you use the search function here on AC to find "shrimp tank" "planted shrimp tank" you will find some really good tank build threads on starting a shrimp tank.

    Here's one thread to get you started
    have fun!

  7. #7


    1 Not allowed!
    Here is a link where you will find a lot of info on shrimp and other invertebrates:

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1

  8. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks for the links, guys! From what I read, I'm not sure which species of shrimp would do best in my tank. Any suggestions?

  9. #9


    0 Not allowed!
    post that question under the inverts forum...folks with experience will be more likely to respond to you there than here under tetras...

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Southeast Texas

    Awards Showcase

    Right back at ya -- cheers! - RiversGirl T.G.I.F.! - Boundava I don't like to drink alone,...  Cheers !!! - Cliff Cheers! - cajunqn81 T.G.I.S. - Taurus 
    Thank you for all of your help as I learn! - Silbar Here's to spring!! - steeler58 You need a cory - Boundava Here's to Rob and Friday the 13th ;-) - steeler58 TGIF, indeed - RiversGirl 
    Lite beer for 19,000 - steeler58 For being a Super forum member and friend. - Taurus A heart for your big heart :o) and for Toby and Ginger - fishmommie Bit of luck for St. Patty's Day. - Taurus Thanks for the dubiously deserved's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger 
    TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 Here's to shrimp! - Silbar 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 


    0 Not allowed!
    RCS (red cherry shrimp) are a great beginner shrimp, easy to keep, and they breed like crazy with very little work on your part required....clean water and a bit of food every now and then
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts