Stocking a 5g tank! Suggestions?
I am setting a 5 gallon fish tank I got a few years back for christmas. It will have a heater, filter, bio-wheel, the whole-nine yards!:-D I'm not exactly sure what kind of fish I should put in the tank though. Perferrably I'd like a community tank with active colorful fish! Also I would really love to add some Africacn Dwarf Frogs to the mix if possible. I've always loved them! Any and all information/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!
Instead of repeating myself I'd just like for you to read over the answer provided in the other thread here http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...sh-tank-35719/
Before we can properly assist you in finding adequate fish for your tank we need to know the pH and hardness of your water.
A "community" like several school fish like Tetras with a few center piece fish and some cory cats plus African dwarf frogs will not work in a 5g tank.
You can (pending your water as explained) either have one small group of fish there and that's it. Or eg 1 Betta fish with a group of shrimp. Or a handful of Dwarf Frogs only and then that's it.
You addressed having had serious issues with fish keeping before, I suggest its best to chose the new set up with a lil more caution and assistance to avoid that same problem again :-)
i think i just posted in your other thread...but ill say it here too....in a 5 gallon i would, and have, kept a single male betta with 2 african dwarf frogs!! i am not sure what else you could do with it other then maybe adding some ghost/cherry shrimp but i got a lot of enjoyment out of my betta and frogs!!
Mix up the previous options
A couple of frogs and two male, four female Endler's livebearers. Very colorful fish. You'll be taking lots of fry to the LFS, though. You could also just get four or five males and not worry about fry, but usually they're sold as pairs or in trios.
Cut and pasted from Tanks Smaller than 5 gallons... good for anything?
I have 4 tetra's in mine, though they are about to go to a 10 gallon
Here is a good setup thats easy to maintain, all you have to do is a 50% pwc every week, anyways get 1 dwarf puffer, 2 otos, red cherry shrimp and 2 amano shrimp. you need to feed live food for the DP and algea pellets for the shrimp and otos. But watch out the DP MAY eat the shrimp and if he does add another oto
I don't think he meant it like that :lol:
But I would like to interject that if if you expect an oto to eat algae wafers, GOOD LUCK MAN. The first ingredient of algae wafers is fish meal. Otos are strictly vegetarian. 90% of people can't even get their otos to eat veggies. So unless you have some mad algae do not count on them to eat algae wafers.
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