03-03-2012, 12:06 PM
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Congrats! That's exciting!
But... There may be some problems with some of your choices.
Both Cherry Barb (2") and Neon Tetra (1.5") need to be kept in groups, and need more swimming space than a 5g allows.
Celestial Pearl Danio is smaller (0.75"), but needs to be in a group of 20 or more, which a 5g cannot hold.
A Mystery Snail would probably be too much, especially if the fish bioload is high.
A lone male Betta splendens would be perfect!
An African Dwarf Frog, by himself, could work. The smaller the space, the harder it is to keep up on water quality for these sensitive guys, though.
The Dwarf Rasbora could work in a 5g. Get a group as big as you can, the profile recommends 8 but I don't know if a 5g could fit 8.
Shrimp would work well, either buy themselves or possibly with a small school. Shrimp and Betta splendens usually does not work, the Betta often kills them.
Other possibilities, depending on your water parameters:
A trio of Sparkling Gourami
A group of Ember Tetra
A group of Mosquito Rasbora
A lone Dwarf Puffer
You can click on the shaded names to read more.
That's all I can think of at the moment. So if you tell us your pH and hardness, we could narrow it down.