Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Ha, I wish, nope you need 1 gallon per inch of fish and even then that's faulty as some fish produce more waste and things like mystery snails need 2.5 gallons alone as do Betta in all reality for long health. Most smaller schooling fish need twice that because you can't just have one or two, you need at least 5-7 to make schooling fish happy. So that's average of 10 gallons though 20 gallons for community tanks is better and 30 gallons is what i consider (safe community tank size).
I would say get one nerit snail or pond snail for a 5 gallon (no mystery snail they get too big for 5 gallons). Either that or cycle your tank and then get a few shrimp but shrimp are so sensitive I do not recommend them to begginers.
Edit: Here is fish and tank requirements.
Tetra, dwarf pygmy's, guppies:
Tropical freashwater 10 gallon min
10 gallon min
20 gallons (highly active fish, need tons of space)
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Last edited by LadyVictorian; 01-20-2013 at 01:27 PM.