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Old 07-07-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
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happy danios?

how hamy zebra danios can happily live in a 5g?
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With the way those things jet around, I wouldn't put more than three in there. They need to stay in a group, but I think 4 might me pushing it.

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Old 07-07-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
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I agree with Devilishturtles. They like a lot of room, so if you don't already have them you might want to rethink this. Danios are very active.

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I have a 20 long with 4 danios and they zip around the whole tank all day...no more than 2...3 is even pushing it, but they do like to stay together....any plans to upgrade the tank?
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Old 07-07-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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thanks for the quick advice!

ummm ..nah not planning on upgrading the 5g i have an extra 10g but that gonna be a puffer tank ..most of my fish in my 5g died cause of ich and probably high ammonia lvls but all of that is fixed now.. my oto and 3 ghost shimps made it through and im wondering what fish i should add ..thinking one more oto so the lil guy can have some company but i dunno about the rest ...any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2004, 05:49 PM   #6
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A betta would be good. But I'm not sure if he might eat the ghost shrimp. And yeah, your oto will appreciate another little guy to keep him company.

I have a 10 gal. with 1 betta and (now) 4 otos. I had only one and hardly ever saw him. Now that I gave him some buddies, he comes out a lot more often.
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you could use the 5 gallon (if their dwarf puffers). i think 2 would be comfy and 3 might be pushing it but im sure it'll work.
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I vote for the betta. I have a betta and 2 ottos in a 5 gallon and everything is great!
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:17 PM   #9
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What are otos?
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I think they mean Otocinclus, which is an algae eater. I didn't know either, I googled it.
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otos are otonoculus----Forgot was right
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That's right, Otocinclus affinis, a small algae eater. Their max size is 1 to 1.5 inches. If there's not enough algae in your tank, you need to supplement with veggies or algae wafers. Hikari makes a good one. They can be picky eaters, but mine seem to be doing fine. They're a lot of fun to watch.
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Otocinclus are algae eaters, which specialize in brown diatoms, IME.

I keep Endler's livebearer's in a 5.5.gal - you could have 3-4 guppies in there if you are looking for a group of fish instead of an individual. A betta would be very happy in a 5gal, though, no question.
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