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Old 02-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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I am currently deciding to buy a five gallon tank (that's as big as I can afford ATM) within the next two weeks. I am wondering if that is big enough for ONE electric blue johanni. I would hate to put a fish into a tank that is to small for them; thats cruel. If a five gallon tank is to small for that type of fish, I will not buy one and will look for another fresh water fish that is suitable to live in a tank that size.

If anyone could tell me if it's okay to put a electric blue johanni into a five gallon fish tank, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Also I have only had a gold fish before, who live for five years and in a fish bowl. Any tips for fish tank care would also be appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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A 5g is suitable for shrimp or a betta or maybe 2-3 micro rasboras. That cichlid will get much too large for the tank.

You're lucky if you were able to keep a goldfish alive in a fish bowl for five years. Read up on fishless cycling and the nitrogen cycle here on AA before you get any fish for your tank. A filter and a heater are necessary for most fish.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for answering!

The tank I'm looking at buying comes with a filter and I'm looking for a good heater.

A single male Betta was my next choice (:
But shrimp sound neat, but I wouldn't know anything about caring for them. Maybe in while (:

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You Just saved a fish from a bad life (:
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This tank wouldn't happen to be a Marineland Eclipse tank? If so, it's a decent tank. I bought my wife the 5g hex model when we were dating so she could have a betta. Now it lives on our kitchen counter as a shrimp tank.
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No it isn't
The two I am looking at are a tetra and a hawkeye. Is Wal Mart an okay place to buy a fish tank from? Or should I look somewhere else?
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Fish TANKs can be bought anywhere. I wouldn't buy fish livestock from Wal-mart though. I would try to find a store that just sells fish.

Stores like Wal-mart, Petco, Petsmart make more money off accessories and are therefore less likely to value their fish stock.
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The Wal Marts near me have stop selling livestock over five years ago, thank god. Although the only fish I've ever owned was a Wal mart save. He just looked so sad and was being bullied by the other fish in the tank, that I just had to take him home. Poor thing was sick, it took months to get him better.
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One near me still sells. They always look healthy, but terribly overcrowded and I think because of the time I usually go there I probably miss everything bad. I'd still never buy fish from there though. Any store that sells Green Spotted Puffers and doesn't advise you how aggressive they are doesn't deserve to sell fish.
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Yes if you can tell by my name, I like Bettas. I've had several. I currently have one named Allie. He's in a ten gallon tank with a filter and heater. He was rescued from Walmart. Have you ever had a Betta before?
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