Help me choose fish for my new tank!
September 3, 2010 12:03 AM Subscribe
What freshwater fish options do I have for a 5 gallon tank?
posted by kro to pets & animals (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've finally decided to give my cat her own built in TV set by setting up a tank. I've got a 5 gallon tank that I've let run and added some Tetra Safe Start to, and after testing the water it's ready for fish. Or something else.
There's just one problem- I don't know what I want to put in there! I got the 5 gallon because it fits where I need it to fit, so I can't go up in size, nor do I want to. I've got a filter and a heater set up, and there's some gravel right now, but that's all. I would like to add a few live plants and some fish. I've been thinking of schooling fish like neon tetras, but I've read that they need a bigger tank for a decent sized school. I've also thought about a Betta, but I would like to have more than 1 fish and I've read that a 5 gallon will only support a Betta and a few shrimp. I've also considered a few (2?) African Dwarf Frogs and a few fish, but I don't know what fish would be compatible with them in such a small tank.
Basically, I just need to know some combinations of fish (or frogs, snails, shrimp) that are compatible with each other and can live comfortably in a 5 gallon tank.