View Full Version : Stocking my 5.5 gal

01-01-2018, 08:58 AM
I recently got a new 5.5 gal tank. I have been cycling it for a week and just put in 3 white cloud minnow fry, would there still be enough room in the tank for my betta?

01-01-2018, 01:15 PM
Thatís not enough space for the minnows, so no, no betta.

Typically a 5.5 is big enough for just a betta. Your minnows will be happier in a 15, and group of 8-10 because they school :)

01-01-2018, 04:13 PM
How did you cycle the tank?....a week is not enough time for a tank to cycle, unless you had media from an established filter

Noel is correct about your stocking.

01-02-2018, 01:58 AM
I used part of my water from an already established tank to jump start my 5.5. I used the API master kit and all of the tests came back positive. I'll make sure to remove the white clouds and only have my Betta in the tank.

01-02-2018, 02:07 AM
Water doesn't hold beneficial bacteria, they live in/on the filter media (mostly) and on other surfaces in the tank

As long as ammonia, trites and trAtes read 0, you should be fine, though

At any rate, good choice with rehoming the WCMM and planning on a single betta