Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu
Even with a Betta if you have proper filtration and heaving plantings a five gallon (16x8x10) can have six or eight of the smaller Nano fish under 1". Or three Dario Dario if you're willing to feed live and frozen foods.
I'm really happy to hear that (read that?). I'm not anywhere near comfortable enough with my tank keeping to go try and add anything more than a single fish to a five gallon at this time, the idea that some day I could
if I was so inclined and was confident in my tank keeping skills makes me feel better. It actually decreases my stress as I was thinking that there was certain fish I was going to have give up the dream of ever owning simply because there were others I'd rather have that I knew would take up all my "fishy room" if you will.
Loki, a lovely EE plakat in a five gallon tank with some shrimp and a snail.
Beo, a beautifully ugly little guy (or gal), who's fins are still too ripped and his age too young for me to tell anything beyond "small and brown" in a temporary 3 gallon.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, two ADFs rooming temporarily homing with Beo.
Will eventually add a matching five for the frogs or Beo, depending on so many factors.
Hope to someday own a pea puffer with possibly some otos.