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post #1 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon any ideas for fish

Hey I have a 5 gallon fish tank might be getting a fighter but if there are any other ideas I will gladly look into them I want a cool fish for it. Thankyou!
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 PM
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The only other thing I'd put in would be a single dwarf puffer fish. :)

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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Shrimps, Crabs and snails are about the only thing other than a Betta.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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What crabs?? I am interested!
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 11:05 PM
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I'm wondering, too.
Most crabs like fiddlers and red claws need large amounts of room in order to set up a proper brackish environment. 10 gallons would be better for a lone crab, 15 for a pair.
In a 5 gallon you could look into Thai micro crabs, totally freshwater. However their lifespan is a little over a year and they've yet to be bred in captivity, so you'd have to buy more every year. xD

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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It says on websites around that fiddlers and red claws can be kept in 5 gallons (2 of them). They need brackish water though.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-01-2012, 11:14 PM
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That is what I was going to suggest, they are great little crabs though.

You need a fair amount of room for them though by the time you create their environment there is not a whole lot of room left in the tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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