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Old 10-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #1 
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male betta named alpha :-)

i have a tiny male betta he is very relaxed flares a little if he is grumpy can i put him w tetras and a glo fish in a 5.5 gallon tank?
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:34 PM   #2 
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should be ok, just make sure u keep up with water changes!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #3 
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I wouldn't, really. 5.5 gallons is too small for Glo fish, tetras, and a cory cat alone. (BTW, cories need to be in groups of at least three!) If you upgraded to a 10g, you could easily do that, and get the cory cat some friends so he is happier!
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:31 PM   #4 
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What doggyhog said. All of those fish (except for betta, obviously) need to be kept in schools. That would be way too much for a 5 gal.
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What doggyhog said. All of those fish (except for betta, obviously) need to be kept in schools. That would be way too much for a 5 gal.
im sure i can get one more glo fish and one more cory and be ok right?? i had one other glo fish and it died
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:49 PM   #6 
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A school is generally made up of at least 4 fish...the more the merrier. So no, 2 glofish won't cut it.

But I really cannot stress the fact that you need a bigger tank enough. With a small school of tetras, glofish, and cories, I'd do a 20 gal maybe...
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #7 
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i believe most people will tell you that is an overstocked tank, were not trying to sound rude, but, if you want the fish to thrive, they will need a bigger tank
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #8 
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Do you ever think the one that died did so because the tank was over stocked? It all depends if you want your fish to just live or do you want them to be happy and healthy?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #9 
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yeah i guess but is 3 small tetras 2 glo fish and one corey really overcrowding a 5,5 gallon tank... they were in a 2.5 gallon and they were fine
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not to be rude, but I'm shocked you kept 3 tetras, 2 glow fish, ad a cory cat in a 2.5g tank!!
OK, let's play the Rule of Thumb game. :) An inch of fish per gallon.

3 tetras: 1 inch each= 3g taken up
2 glowfish: 1 inch each=2g taken up
1 cory cat: 2 inches= 2g taken up. BUT, you need your Cory cats to have friends! So, yes, it's overstocked, and that cory cat is stressed.
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