11-14-2007, 09:46 PM
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I have a 5g and a 5.5g. You're pretty limited with a 5g (putting in more than one species is difficult), but these are some things I've found. I've not owned them all, but I think they would work out fairly well. (Do you have a heater and filter? Is it a standard aquarium?)
- Sparkling (or Croaking) Gourami: Very pretty, prefer live plants though. About 1.5in, so maybe keep 2 or 3?
- African dwarf frogs: These make great pets! I know they're not fish, but they're very interesting and easy to care for. Maybe you could try one betta (male or female) and 2 ADFs?
- Betta: Good community members, if the other species in the aquarium are not bettas, or anything that looks like a betta.
- Neon or Glowlight Tetras: Keep them in a small school, 4 minimum and no more than 7.
- Dwarf puffers (freshwater): I'm currently trying to find these in my area, for a 5.5g tank. I've noticed that most places that sell "dwarf puffers" are really selling spotted puffers, a much larger fish. They can be aggressive, so you must be careful not to overcrowd. I would put no more than 2 in a 5g.
Small cory cats (pick up what other fish leave behind and fun to watch, but keep more than one), dwarf gouramis, platys (4 or 5), guppies, or another small tetra may also work. Tetras and guppies together may be tuff, because both like to be in schools. Many of the smaller species prefer to be in schools, so mixing species would get a little cramped. I'm not an expert, but through all the searching I've done for my 5 gallons, this is what I've found. Hope it helps.