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stocking a 5 gallon tank
January 7, 2013
8:50 pm
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jamie
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Hey everyone! A while back, (more than a few years) I bought a small 5 gallon tank, but never thought about using it until a few months ago. It is now fully cycled but not planted, and waiting for fish.

I was thinking of stocking it with some pygmy cores, celestial pearl danios, and silver hatchetfish.

 

I also have a 15 gallon tank. I stocked it with 7 (more coming later) endler livebearers, 4 (more coming later) panda cores, and 2 ram cichlids. Considering the tank's fast flow and it's number of plants, I was thinking of adding 3 or 4 otos. I love them. I would also like to add some norman's lampeyes (aplocheilichthys normani) too. What do you think?

January 7, 2013
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Hi Jamie and welcome to SF.

As for your 5 gallon, a couple of C. pygmaeus and D. margaritatus are fine but forget about the hatchets. Even the smaller ones like C. meyersi or C. marthae should have a run of at least 100 cm. They are extremely fast and need that space latest when they start courtship. Believe me, I am keeping C. marthae, the second smallest and know what I'm talking about.

As for the 15 gallon, all the species you are keeping in there already do not really appreciate a "fast flow". All my Otocinclus spp. avoid a strong current too so I think you should consider changing that first before you think of adding any new stock.

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January 8, 2013
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Ok thanks! I'll reduce the flow. But can i or can i not put a couple of otos in my 15g?

Which other fish species can i replace the hatchetfishes with?

 

January 8, 2013
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Hi,

yes you could add a couple of otos. Get another 2 or 3 Pandas as well and don't worry about stocking up on the endlers, they'll look after that themselves sooner rather than later. If you are still thinking about adding Aplocheilichthys (Poropanchax?) normani however, you'd have to choose between them and the endlers. The lampeyes should be kept in a decent group of at least 10 and as I said, the endlers will multiply quite a bit so you'd be netting that tank all the time to keep stocking at the right level.

Depending on the measurements of the 5 gal tank, Epiplatys (Pseudepiplatys?) annulatus could be an option instead of the hatchets. 

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R.

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January 8, 2013
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Thanks Rüdiger. You're really helpful! I had never thought about the clown killifish. I think my local pet store has some.                 About the celestial danios, could i get dwarf rasboras instead?

As for the endless, I don't know if it's very wise, but I only have males. Strangely, they're not that agressive towards each other. So maybe I could have lampeyes...? As for the panda corys, I got the last 5 the store had, and one died not long ago. I'm waiting for them to get some more.

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