what can i breed in a 5 gallon tank?

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The only fish that come to mind for a 5-gallon tank are small gobies and clownfish, but even then, a 5-gallon is quite small. Ideally, it is best to use a 10-gallon tank (much more stable parameters); additionally, 10 gallon tanks don't cost that much more than a 5-gallon tank at Petco or Petsmart
 
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FW Neocaridina (cherry) shrimp come in a bunch of nice colors, not just red, and would build up a nice population in a 5 gal. Stick with one color, and you can sell the best ones back to your lfs. If you mix colors, it's interesting, but they will, over several generations, all be kind of brown.
 
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Take a look at Caridina shrimp, they’re freshwater but are absolutely beautiful. We have (8) tanks of them and are cycling (10) more. There are also competitions that you can enter them in. This year we entered into all of the Aquashella shrimp competitions and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part they breed true and don’t throw wild types.
 
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could i put like 2 trios of neon gobies in there, breed them, then stick em in the other tank?
No! Male neon gobies are very territorial. The dominant male will harass and kill all other males. I currently have several in a 40 B and there is constant fighting. On the other hand, if you do get a pair, they will breed.
 

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Brine shrimp in green water to feed the others but guppies will breed in there as well as mollies and both can be converted to salt. Mollies being in higher demand assuming you don’t just plan on keeping everything. An outlet for the offsprings might be the first consideration.
 
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