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Old 03-15-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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Any advice on a saltwater 5g tank? What is a good fish to put in? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:13 AM   #2
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Only fish I'd put in there is a tiny goby of some sort.
Are you planning on any corals?
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I would not put any fish in a five gallon tank. Corals, shrimps or crabs might do ok.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:36 AM   #4
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I would not put any fish in a five gallon tank. Corals, shrimps or crabs might do ok.
Would you happen to know where to get shrimp? I live in hawaii
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dwarf seahorses? I think they may need at least a 10 tho I read
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dwarf seahorses? I think they may need at least a 10 tho I read
Sounds interesting. Would you happen to know where to find them?
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I think you are missing what everyone is saying. You really need a bigger aquarium. You are taking fish that are used to swimming in an ocean and cramming them into a 5 gallon tank. Nano aquariums for SW are normally 20 gallons. Not trying to be mean, but looking out for the fish that are going into your tank.
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I think you are missing what everyone is saying. You really need a bigger aquarium. You are taking fish that are used to swimming in an ocean and cramming them into a 5 gallon tank. Nano aquariums for SW are normally 20 gallons. Not trying to be mean, but looking out for the fish that are going into your tank.
Ahh I see, shucks. Maybe ill make a plant tank or something
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Ahh I see, shucks. Maybe ill make a plant tank or something
Nothing wrong with that. If you are brand new to aquariums, that is an easier route to start on before you move to SW, and cheaper too. If you haven't bought the tank yet, I might suggest a 10 gallon as a good amount of fish aside from bettas and some goldfish, need at least 10 gallons.
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Thanks for the advice. I already have the 5 gallon and also a 20 gallon recently
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What is the reccomended minimum for a saltwater tank for saltwater fish?
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In saltwater, most fish tend to be open water swimmers. Even with that said, you can support some very nice livestock in a 20 gallon tank.
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In saltwater, most fish tend to be open water swimmers. Even with that said, you can support some very nice livestock in a 20 gallon tank.
That makes sense. Thank you for your input!
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