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post #1 of 3 Old 09-25-2009, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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How many zebra danios?

After my disastrous run with the pygmy cories, I thought I would try something simple that has been living in our local water, so I need an opinion on what to get for an empty 5 gallon. The options I have thought of:

1 dwarf puffer

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3 zebra danios

Any other suggestions are welcome, the key factors being that I have medium hard/hard water and pH above 7.5.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-25-2009, 05:09 PM
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Zebra danios, like all the danio family, are active swimmers and do better with more space to swim fairly fast. I wold suggest more sedate fish for a 5g. Fish that come from ponds and marshes will normally be quiet.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-25-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron!

If only I could keep 3-4 cories in a 5g....sigh.

Any suggestions? BTW, the 4 shellies in the 10g seem to be doing OK...when I see them, anyway
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