Originally Posted by poopoomeow
i bought a 5 gallon chi in january for my son's betta. it was the display & the last one at the pet so everything that was in it came for free: 2 ornaments, 2 bottom feeders, 5 neon tetras, 3 crawfish, and 1 molly. i removed the crawfish but left the rest..i figured since the pet store put them all in there, they should be ok.
anyways, they all seem happy and the water flow doesn't seem to bother him because of the ornament on top. also, the ornament in the tank is the lilly pad and the betta kinda hammocks on it
+1 to a123. Petshops rarely do what is right for their fish, especially in display tanks. One of my local petshops has about 5 large black moores in what can't be more than a 20 gallon (for 5, you need 75 gallons minimum).
Here's the requirements for your fish:
- Neon tetras need ten gallons
- Mollies need groups of 3, 20 gallons minimum, 30 is better, and they do better in brackish water
- I don't know what your bottom feeders are, but I can guarantee that they aren't suitable for a Fluval Chi. You need to identify them ASAP to find out what they need.
That tank is really only suitable for the betta.