09-30-2010, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Angel777
I am finally getting some Bolivian Rams for my main tank! A total of 5 juveniles, and am going to quarantine them after I get them. I have a 5 gallon tank that is used as a hospital tank if one of my fish needs to be removed from my main tank. I have only used it for one fish at a time which isn't often but it is empty right now with the exception of a few plastic plants. Is the 5 gallon tank too small to put 5 juvenile Bolivian Rams in for a couple of weeks for quarantine purposes?
I also have a 10 gallon planted tank that is being kept cycled with a couple of small tetra fish in it but I didn't know if I could use a planted tank as a quarantine tank or not.
If the rams are very small ,the five gallon could work. I myself would prefer the 10gallon but if medicating becomes necessary, (hope not) then plants may take a hit.