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post #1 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
Ok. I need ideas

I have an extra 5 gallon tank just kinda hanging around. So At the moment i have a few ideas for it. I know the size limits what i can put in it, but i think these should work:
1. A Halfmoon Betta with a few tetras/or an oto (? haven't looked these up yet. Deff. will before i get one)
2.4 fancy tailed guppies * i am aware they will breed like crazy*
3. Go back to my Dwarf puffer idea...

any other ideas for this tank?
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 01:37 PM
1. make sure you get atleast 4 tetras, if they are in too small of a group they might nip at the betta. ottos thrive in groups of 3 or more
2. guppies are really easy to tell if they are male or female. you could get all male and then some other fish and make a community tank
3. yep
4. 1 mickey mouse platy, 2 fancy guppies (or lyretail, those are my fav.) , some tetras or rasboras
5. some pygmy cories and a betta

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
cory! thats what i mean, not oto... sorry lol...

And i would probably get 5 tetras to my 1 betta... since i read somewhere that they only really need 1/2 gallon per fish... so that would be 6 fish to 5 gallon...

I really wanna put a betta in with some fancy tailed guppies, but i do know that won't work...

Could I put a Cory in with guppies? probably not with the DP's... i am kinda looking for something easily maintained.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Fishyinpa is going to put her betta with her panda cories. You could do something like that. She loves her cories. :)
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Could i put some pandas in with guppies? *im kinda attatched to the guppy idea i think*
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 04:35 PM
I don't know. You could post the question in the catfish section.
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-16-2009, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
Lol, oh yea. good idea. Sorry i forget there is more than 2 sections
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-17-2009, 09:26 PM
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Cories are fine with guppies ;) I'd go with pygmies because there's not a terribly lot of bottom space with a 5 gallon.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-20-2009, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
am looking at getting a tank for guppies as well

But sushi got put in the big tank and hates it! i don't know why, but he is always at the bottom of the tank or hidden in a plant. The tank is in the same place as the old one, so the water temp is the same, and he used to be fine... So he may be moved into a smaller one, and then i would have this one open... i dont know. haven't decided. He just isn't happy. well he was today since I turned off the filter... i haven't completely decided what to do with him. If he doesn't like the filter i would prefer to put him in a tank that doesn't have a filter rather than this one.... *shrug* any ideas on what to do with a picky fishy?
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-22-2009, 12:47 PM
I know people say guppies get along fine, but be careful cuz my males somettimes bite eachothers tails and fins so just a heads up!

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