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5.5 gal Apisto tank mates

BraedonB

New Member
I have a 5.5 gallon tank with one 2" Apisto Regani. The tank is lightly planted and filtered with a sponge filter. I change 30-40% of the water per week. Would the tank be overstocked with a school of six neon tetras (which I already have) or black neon tetras? Could I even add a small, slow catfish like a kuhli loach instead/in addition? Other options for acceptable tank mates are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
I agree. Next question: where did you get A. regani? I can't remember it ever coming into the hobby commercially.
 

BraedonB

New Member
Thank you for your responses. The single Apisto is the only fish in the tank. The fish was labeled A. Regani, but who knows what species he actually is. I posted a thread a few months ago asking if anyone could ID him, but he was still a juvenile. I could move him to a 10 or 29 gallon tank if needed, but he seems to be doing quite well alone in the 5.5 (but of course I could be mistaken). Sorry the photos are not great quality.
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Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
One apisto in a 5.5 gal. tank is fine. Drayden & I both misread your post. We thought you had 2 apistos. Now, could you add 6 Neons to the tank? Yes, but it would tax any filtration system so careful management of water quality and not over-feeding would be important. BTW your apisto is not A. regani. The caudal spot is all wrong. I can't say for sure which species it is from the photo, but it's probably a eunotus-complex species.
 
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