I got Leonidas around the time the movie 300 came out, so I've had him for over three years now. He's in a 1.5 gallon tank and I've really been meaning to upgrade it. Now it seems like a good enough time.

I'm thinking a five gallon tank and some more stuff. He seems to like a lot of plants and coverings.

If I'm going to upgrade I might as well do it right.

Is five gallons big enough? I've read that a lot of people over crowd their tanks, he's been pretty happy and stable in a 1.5 gallon tank. I'm not so much worried about price as I'm worried about space. I don't really have room for a very big tank. So I'm hoping 5 gallons is pretty good.

Does he need small gravel or sand?

Anything else I should consider?