Originally Posted by Fenghuang
Nooooooooo. I typed this whole thing out and then I click another tab. Came back and swoosh, everything was gone.
I think it depends on the individual fish whether you can get a pair to coexist in a 5g. For some individuals, it might be fine. But other ones might spend all their energy trying to kill one another. Generally, based on what I read, it doesn't seem to matter if you have a large tank or not as long as you provide adequate hides, plenty of plant cover, and proper tank maintenance. But you have to remember with a pair of fish, it often leads to more than just a pair. My wilds are a perfect example of that.
ugh I HATE IT when that happens!!
I was looking at just a solo male, wouldn't want to risk 2 fighting (and 2 turning into 20) in a 5g. Thank you for your input!