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Old 01-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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I have the chance to set up an aquarium for my desk at work. Problem is I have to keep it relatively small. 5.5 gallon is probably around the max I can go. I was wondering if 2 Multifasciatus would be ok in there?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hey all!

I have the chance to set up an aquarium for my desk at work. Problem is I have to keep it relatively small. 5.5 gallon is probably around the max I can go. I was wondering if 2 Multifasciatus would be ok in there?
That's a bit small, what's the footprint of the tank?
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That's a decent foot print you maybe able to get away with a small group. Keep up on the water changes though. Of course if it was me I'd do a shrimp tank!
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That's a decent foot print you maybe able to get away with a small group. Keep up on the water changes though. Of course if it was me I'd do a shrimp tank!
Yeah, I have it as a shrimp tank right now. Upgrading them to a 10g consisting of RCS and Black Crystal Shrimp. I just wanted something different for my work. Thank you! Any other suggestions?
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1 electric blue ram and something else like 2-3 otos
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As far as cichlids go it's very limited but there's tons of smaller danio, rasbora, barbs and tetra that would look great in a small planted tank. I have Africa butterfly barbs in my 5 gallon.

http://tinyurl.com/as779z4
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As far as cichlids go it's very limited but there's tons of smaller danio, rasbora, barbs and tetra that would look great in a small planted tank. I have Africa butterfly barbs in my 5 gallon.

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Those are beautiful fish! How did you manage to come across them??
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Those are beautiful fish! How did you manage to come across them??
I got mine from The Wetspot in Portland Oregon, they are a retail store but will also do online/over the phone sales. I am not sure if they have any left I stock but when I checked last time they had wild caught and captive bred species, I was able to snag 6 wild caught.

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Thank you!

I've seen Wet Spot before (I actually get their email newsletters!) but I've always been hesitant ordering from them as I live in Georgia.

Maybe I will just end up making it another shrimp tank
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