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  1. Default Tetras in a 5 gallon?

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    Hi I was just wondering if it's possible to keep 3 red belly X-Ray Tetras in a five gallon?

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    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.

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    I'd rather go with advisable than possible. What fish can I keep in a 5 gallon, then?

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    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.

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    I'd love to have a planted shrimp tank, but I know NOTHING about shrimp. Could you tell me a little more?

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    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!

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    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
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    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?

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    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...

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    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

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