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post #1 of 7 Old 12-08-2010, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Talking 5 gallon! SUGGESTIONS! :)

Anyone have any suggestions as to what to put in?! im not sure about planted or not. it has been cycled for 3months now
i was definately thinking some ghost shrimp? maybe a betta? or a guppie/platy or two?

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-08-2010, 03:46 PM
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Platies won't work for a 5g tank, they are just too messy.
Bettas are fine, you could even have 2 with a tank divider, but it would be happier by itself.
You could get up to 3 guppies. Just add them slowly so that you don't cripple the bio-load.
Shrimp are sometimes eaten by bettas (and maybe guppies), so they are somewhat of a risk.

Here are some other fish that you could have;
Pygmy Corydoras
Celestrial Danio
Scarlet Badis
Ember Tetra
and there might be afew others.

small fry,

FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

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0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-08-2010, 08:34 PM
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Get a gorgeous male betta and some bushy plants.

Done :)

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-08-2010, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Romad View Post
Get a gorgeous male betta and some bushy plants.

Done :)
Can't argue with that!

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-08-2010, 10:27 PM
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I have a 5 gallon divided with two male bettas :)

My bettas-
1 Crown Tail Male- Star
1 Crown Tail Male Solid Red Blue Iridescent- Fuji

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-10-2010, 09:53 AM
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For a 5 gallon, you could always make an invertebrate tank...
Some RCS and a CPO. :)

I definately vote planted, even if it's just some dwarf sag and ludwigea repens.

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-10-2010, 03:08 PM
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From my experience, if you get a betta, don't get shrimp as well. Unless of course your planning on the shrimp being a treat for the betta. Nom nom nom....
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