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Colbalt goby 0 0%
Panda goby 0 0%
Stingray pleco 1 50.00%
Kuhli loach 1 50.00%
Glass catfish 0 0%
Upside down catfish 0 0%
Killifish 0 0%
Pea puffer (I am a beginner fish keeper) 0 0%
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Loaches in a 5 gallon

Kuhili and hillsteam loaches
Hello, I have a 5 gallon aquarium and I was wondering if I could keep a hillstream or a kuhili loach in it. It has filtering and I let it cycle for 2 months now. I don't really know about the kuhili loach, as most websites say it requires 10 gallons, but would it be okay to have it in a 5 gallon for a year or two than move it into a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium? On another note, I am currently keeping 1 female betta and 2 African dwarf frogs. Thanks and I hope you reply soon.
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I would enthusiastically say no. Loaches are social and big. If you must have a cat, maybe look at an Asian stone cat?
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Ok

Thanks for your advice, but would it be okay to keep some other type of fish such as a stingray pleco?
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Are the betta and frogs in tbis tank? If they are you're already stocked.

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Old 03-24-2017, 03:07 PM   #5
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Cycling

I have them in there for cycling and I plan to move them eventually, but that's is algae building up. Could I go with a ghost shrimp or a colbalt goby
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Thanks for your advice, but would it be okay to keep some other type of fish such as a stingray pleco?
Wide body fish have much higher biolad. I may go tight but not that tight.

There is no pleco that works in a five. I use shrimp for the same role in my Betta tank.

In my Betta Tank I have:
1 Dumbo Half moon Male
3 Endler
2 Ammano Shrimp
14+ blue dream red cherry shrimp
2 nerite snails

Not all Betta do well with others, very similar to Cichlid in that way.
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A 5gal tank is small. Like, really small. Loaches need room to swim and like to be in groups. 5 minimum is best.

If the other fish you mentioned are in the tank then definitely no.


My loaches, YoYo, were 1.25inches in length give or take when I bought them. It's been 3months and the biggest is almost 3x that size now.
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Betta

My betta is a female, is that good or a bad thing if I got some guppies
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My betta is a female, is that good or a bad thing if I got some guppies
Absolutely no to Guppy. Endlers though can deal with the smaller environment.

But you should be cautious here on over populating.
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Thanks for clarifying that to me, but would a Corey or some sort of small guppy work. Or maybe some invertebrates
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Maybe another option is keeping the loaches for a year or two than moving them into a 20 gallon. I only have a five gallon but if I had a 20, it would be a different story
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Please help!

I have a 5 gallon tank with 1 female betta and 2 African dwarf frogs. I need an algeaeater soon and want some sort of exotic and/or unusual fish that can live in s 5 gallon. Please help
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:34 PM   #13
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there really isn't much that can survive in a 5 gallon tank. really all you'll be able to get that will do the job is a snail. mystery snails are best, nerite snails are also really good. they clean up better than any other algae eating fish i've ever come across.
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Ok, but do u have any recommendations for an unusual fish.
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What fish could I get for my five gallon

I have a 5 gallon aquarium with one betta and 2 dwarf frogs
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Maybe another option is keeping the loaches for a year or two than moving them into a 20 gallon. I only have a five gallon but if I had a 20, it would be a different story
I really wouldn't. Remember, 5 Gal's are only so stable.
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I need help deciding!!!

I have a 5 gallon aquarium with one female betta and two African dwarf frogs. What fish would be suitable for my tank. Which of the following fish are okay in a five gallon. (Please note: I am relatively new to this hobby)

-colbalt goby
-panda goby
-stingray pleco
-kuhili loach
-glass catfish
-upside down catfish
-pea puffer
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I have a 5 gallon aquarium with one betta and 2 dwarf frogs
You've asked this same question about 5 times, I see.
Your tank is fully stocked. You shouldn't add any more fish.
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Sorry, I just met for other's opinions too
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Honestly none of those would work. You could do a single dwarf puffer in a 5g but it would absolutely have to be the ONLY fish in it.

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