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Old 05-03-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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Nano fish?

Can anyone give me a list of nano fish suited for a 2.5g?


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Old 05-03-2015, 10:41 PM   #2
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Nano fish?

There is nothing much you can fit in 2.5g honestly.

2 guppies max probably... Male endlers.
Ember tetras are really small, but they need to school, I'm not sure you can fit 5-6 of them in such tiny space.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:59 PM   #3
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Could I get a crawfish?


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Old 05-04-2015, 12:53 AM   #4
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I'd stick with a betta or some shrimp


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Could I get a crawfish?


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You could get away with 1 Mexican dwarf crayfish

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That's what I was thinking


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Old 05-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #7
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That's bare minimum for a Betta tank. There is very micro species. That's not my area though. Most people only keep shrimp in a 2.5.


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That's bare minimum for a Betta tank. There is very micro species. That's not my area though. Most people only keep shrimp in a 2.5.


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The only micro species I can think of that could work, is one of the Danionella species, but I have not yet had the pleasure of keeping them so I couldn't really say how easy they are to keep

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Old 05-04-2015, 01:18 PM   #9
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Ive decided on the crayfish. I might be able to acquire a 5g so I might just put the cray in that and leave the 2.5g empty because its so small and really nothing should be in something that small...
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You could always try African Dwarf Frogs. They can be shy but very funny if kept in groups


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You could do a guppy trio in a 2.5 with stable water, breeders do it all the time
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It's unlikely that the guy asking "what can I keep in a 2.5 gallon?" has the knowledge and skill sets of somebody that's breeding fish... Even if they're just guppies. =D


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I'd go heavy planted with a pair of gulf coast pygmy sunfish.
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I'd go heavy planted with a pair of gulf coast pygmy sunfish.
I don't know why I forget these guys, they really appreciate the small space. Sourcing them could be an issue, I haven't seen any available in some time.

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It's unlikely that the guy asking "what can I keep in a 2.5 gallon?" has the knowledge and skill sets of somebody that's breeding fish... Even if they're just guppies. =D


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I breed bettas... And I'm a girl... And I already decided to get a crayfish and use a 5g and leave the 2.5g empty. Thanks.


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I breed bettas... And I'm a girl... And I already decided to get a crayfish and use a 5g and leave the 2.5g empty. Thanks.


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You tell em lol

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Here are some that come to mind...

- betta coccina
- boraras merah
- boraras brigittae
- boraras maculatus
- boraras naevus
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I'd go heavy planted with a pair of gulf coast pygmy sunfish.
Not to derail the thread here, but where might one procure these?
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Not to derail the thread here, but where might one procure these?
It may be easier to make the trip to collect them yourself. I haven't seen any available for a couple years.

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Not to derail the thread here, but where might one procure these?
I bought my least killifish from this guy, very nice to work with Fresh Water Vertebrates at Sachs Systems Aquaculture
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