Originally Posted by Sakura8
My guy is currently all alone in a 10g tank and he seems quite happy. But I'd like to fill up the tank soon and since I'd like to get several Dwarf Croaking Gourami or cherry barbs (my guy is red so he wouldn't like the cherry barbs), I was thinking about moving my guy to a much smaller tank of his own and turning the 10g into my community tank. But . . . do you think he might get upset at the downsize? He really seems to enjoy the 10g and ideally I'd put him in one of his own but I barely have room for one 10g as it is. When I say much smaller, I guess I mean 5g or under.
I definitely wouldn't move him to anything under 5 gallons, but I think he would be fine if you downsized him a bit. I have a guy in a five gallon, and to be honest, they aren't much smaller than the ten. Just don't overcrowd him with to many plants and decorations, which is easy to do in such a small tank!
I suggest trying to put him in the new tank and see how he reacts for about a week or two. If he likes it, stick to that plan, if he doesn't, I'd put him back in the ten and eithe try selling off the brand new five, which I know, is hard to do, or sett up a nano community in the five(: