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WaterBug 02-02-2009 03:35 PM

unusual small tank stocking
 
Hi! I have a 2.5 gallon that i'm thinking of setting up, trying to decide between a fresh and salt water setup. i've done freshwater before and i don't want to do another tank with guppies or platies or the like, i want to do something different if i go freshwater. does anyone have any suggestions?

taylorg 02-02-2009 03:45 PM

planted with shrimp ??

willow 02-02-2009 03:47 PM

i think that would look fantastic.

aunt kymmie 02-02-2009 03:58 PM

Black background, red cherry shrimp and lots of plants. :-)

WaterBug 02-02-2009 04:01 PM

i tend to kill plants of the aquatic kind(get me outside and i do fine, but i have no green thumb under water :( )

willow 02-02-2009 04:27 PM

have you ever used silk plants,i have used them in the past,
and found i liked the way they moved in the current.
and the best thing is you don't need extra lights. :)

WaterBug 02-02-2009 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 168242)
have you ever used silk plants,i have used them in the past,
and found i liked the way they moved in the current.
and the best thing is you don't need extra lights. :)

no, i haven't used those.....they sound cool!
i've found three things so far that i kinda like the idea of-
one really little(ie dwarf, 2.5in>) cichlid
a 'lobster'(aren't they really just crayfish?)
dwarf gourami

willow 02-02-2009 06:27 PM

hi
not really for that size of tank to be honest with you.

Tyyrlym 02-03-2009 07:49 AM

None of those will work in a 2.5 gallon. There's simply not enough room for a freshwater lobster or a dwarf gourami. There's also not enough room for a dwarf cichlid in addition to that small a water volume being just too unstable for them. At that size you're really looking at a betta or shrimp.

WaterBug 02-03-2009 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyyrlym (Post 168397)
None of those will work in a 2.5 gallon. There's simply not enough room for a freshwater lobster or a dwarf gourami. There's also not enough room for a dwarf cichlid in addition to that small a water volume being just too unstable for them. At that size you're really looking at a betta or shrimp.

But dwarf gouramis are the same size as bettas and their both labyrinth fish:hmm:


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