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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 11:39 PM
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It really actually depends on the footprint of the tank and all that, a 6.6 gallon bookshelf tank could probably house some livebearers, if small and watched if any thing happens. So while a 10 gallon is safe to say, it depends more on the footprint and volume, not just volume.


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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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I think 10 gallons is a good minimum for beginners.

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5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 10:46 AM
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idk. . . I noticed this section especially is always spammed with nearly identica threads, and idk . . /end of rambling
Thank goodness Maisy said this, too many people are asking on threads if they can put fish in a 2.5 gallon tank

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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 10:47 PM
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Can I keep zebras in a 2.5 gallon tank with Bettas??

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that would be a HUGE bio-load

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Imagine the water changes. lol

10 Gallon Tank:
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5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 02:43 PM
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I keep a cory with my betta in a 5.5 gallon and it's fine, but I say it's the minimum and not a 10 gallon. Now a 2.5 well that's a one fish tank.

I may be new to bettas but to keeping fish. Just saying.
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I keep a cory with my betta in a 5.5 gallon and it's fine, but I say it's the minimum and not a 10 gallon. Now a 2.5 well that's a one fish tank.

I may be new to bettas but to keeping fish. Just saying.
Cories are a schooling species you do know right?

I think that a 15 gallon tank is so much better for "nippy fish" (If they were kept at proper schools they would have no problem so like at least 9). I don't see why people want to squeeze fish in a tank, even if it is your olny tank, it is just you (Not directing at anybody so don't get mad) being selfish and only thinking about your self not your fishies lol. / Mini Rant


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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 05:07 PM
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Yeaaa, I have two upside down catfish in my 2.5 with gandalf...they get water changes every other day and get put into my community tank for a couple of hours exercise...does that count in this post?They're only temporary, to try and get him to stop tailbiting, he is very intrigued, and seems obsessed with trying to mimic them swimming upside down...the result is rather amusing...

EDIT:These are the only two survivors of a spawn from the guy at the LFS who adores his fish!

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and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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....maisy. I highly disagree with your post. You honestly need more Expereince and research in this subject before you say anything about minimum tank sizes. I think the majority of people on this forum overreact about tank size and don't take all of the other considerations and think them over before posting. I agree with kfryman

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