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Hi all, I just set up a little 5 gal tank for my desk at work. It's gonna be freshwater because I will spend more time working on my tank than doing my job if it's saltwater. In any case, I'm just wondering if anyone in or around corvallis has any plants that they are going to trim. I'm looking for very easy to care for plants nothing fancy. Thanks!

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Wow man, you got the right size of rock, gravel, and wood so it looks much larger than it really is. Looks great. I see some tetras in there, are you going to throw in some shrimps? Or maybe a hill stream loach?

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The light is three LEDs that came with the kit. I like them, I just wish they covered more of the tank. I think the edges are a little dark.

I'm not sure what other fish I'll put in there. I'm open to suggestions. The shrimp are fun. I'll have to put some in there for sure.

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I always had an angle fish with my tetras. I'm just fond of south American river fish myself. You could always go with different school of tetras like black tetras, blue emperor tetra, or my favorite congo tetra.

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With a smaller tank you may want to look into some of the tiny rasboras. Check out galaxy rasbora. Maybe look into some dwarf rainbows in the Psuedomogul species. I mentioned a hill stream loach earlier but  there are many other types. Pygmy corys or the different styles of Ottocinculus cats will make some nice bottom dwellers if that is something you are interested in.

 

There are definitely options, but most people who do serious shrimp will tell you most fish are a No No.

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lol true I have watched my angels totally eat a shrimp to large for their mouths yet the did it some how...oops did not read that carefully I thought you had a 10 gallon tank. My bad..

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The tanks picture definitely throws off the actual size.

And shrimps can be entertaining to watch but to some of the fish they are tasty morsels. I even have a couple algae eating plecostomus that are avid shrimp eaters. Choose tank mates wisely.

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