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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 04:32 PM
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I THINK I few mosquito raboras would be good (not sure if that the same as the microrasbora). They are very colourful, it says a small group can be kept in 20x40cm, I don't know what that is in gallons.
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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM
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Yep, they are a type of microrasbora. :) They are borasus brigittae - another possible species is borasas maculata. However, in my experience these little fish are extremely delicate. They died in my heavily planted, lightly stocked (yes, it was acutally lightly stocked once), well-established tank, and in similar conditions in a friend's tank. :(

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Not to be a stocking Nazi, but that is very overstocked. Minnows are active little critters and really do need the length of a 10 gallon to be at optimum health (not to mention the bioload of that many creatures in a 5 gallon). Obviously I'm not a cray expert, but I've never heard of them being kept in less than a ten gallon.
5 gallons come in all footprints, but with mine being 2" shorter than a standard 10 gallon tank i feeel they have plenty of room to move around even though they pretty much play around the waterfall made by the filter. The cray is 2" long and wont get any bigger, both fish and cray have had babies, which i think you will agree that fish dont spawn in unsuitable conditions so im confident they are happy
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" The crayfish self clones and the offspring are fed to my cichlids in another tank"

Which cichlids are you feeding crayfish too?

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5 gallons come in all footprints, but with mine being 2" shorter than a standard 10 gallon tank i feeel they have plenty of room to move around even though they pretty much play around the waterfall made by the filter. The cray is 2" long and wont get any bigger, both fish and cray have had babies, which i think you will agree that fish dont spawn in unsuitable conditions so im confident they are happy
The footprint does make a difference - I have a 17 inch 5 gallon which I love. :) The bioload still worries me, though - you must have to do a lot of cleaning.

Not saying that this is true of your fish, but DYK that some fish actually ONLY spawn in unsuitable conditions? They do so because the lower water levels and dirty water usually precede an influx of clean water and new food in the wild, so they think it is the perfect time to make babies.
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When I looked at this tread I wanted to scream! D: I can't imagine 5 guppies in a 5 gallon. :(
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Not to be a stocking Nazi, but that is very overstocked. Minnows are active little critters and really do need the length of a 10 gallon to be at optimum health (not to mention the bioload of that many creatures in a 5 gallon). Obviously I'm not a cray expert, but I've never heard of them being kept in less than a ten gallon.
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5 Gallons, I wouldn't put anything with the betta except for maybe some cherry shrimps, or the betta and 4 dwarf cory's. or the betta and a couple of african dwarf frogs, That's about it.
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Go for wither a betta or some livebearers, livebearers breed easily so if you dont have another tank i wouldnt recommend.
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Go for wither a betta or some livebearers, livebearers breed easily so if you dont have another tank i wouldnt recommend.
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You could do a killifish; they're very cool, pretty hardy, and fine in small tanks.
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" The crayfish self clones and the offspring are fed to my cichlids in another tank"

Which cichlids are you feeding crayfish too?
I feed the juveniles to my 12" Red Devil & the babies get fed to my Convicts & Kribensis
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