First Serious Fish Tank
I got a 5-gallon (budget reasons) fish tank yesterday. Tomorrow I plan to buy possibly paroon shark. Is that plausible? Will they get too big? What other fish can I put in there? Will they fight? Please help.
I have a filter and a light, I need no heater because I live in Bermuda, so... is everything okay?
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No fish other than a betta or a trio of Endlers/guppies will fit a 5 gallons. A paroon shark is too large and will require more than 900 gallons tank size.
Everyone seems to think you need big.
I went to pick-a-pet and there was plenty of fish that would fit in the tank.
Paroon sharks- how big do they grow?
To answer your question, a lot of paroon sharks can reach 5 feet and over. A 5 gallons fits only a betta or a small group of male guppies or Endlers. That's all.
Just some questions
How big to red-tailed sharks get
& how big do Tiger Barbs grow
Tiger barbs-2-3 inches. Allow a minimum number of 6 when keeping them. A tank size minimum recommended is 20 gallons.
I'm so bummed.
I really wanted a nice aquarium. :(
Do not know about barbs but I have two red tailed sharks which are easily 5" or more.
Please listen to Lupin as he "has a handle on this".
You can have a nice aquarium!
Posts are going by so fast that I am out of synch here.
I would like to have 4 oscars in my 110G community tank but "it just won't work".
Lupin has given you very good suggestions on fish: add a couple of nice plants and you will have what is IMHO "a nice aquarium".
Why not go for a betta and a couple of msytery snails for a bit of variation?
I understand your wanting lots of different fish but really Lupin is tight. With a 5g there aren't really any other options, except the mystery snails like I mentioned, or maybe some cherry shrimp.
A few live plants can still make this a really nice tank. My "prettist" tank is an 8g tank with a betta and mystery snails because I planted it and put in some ncie gravel.
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