Even this 5 gallon desktop aquarium can be interesting and project an effective aquascape philosophy when executed properly. Here Red Wag Platies provide a dramatic contrast to the more muted colors of the plants and stones. Limiting the fish species yet using a suifficiently sized group adds to the effect, and is at the same time a sustainable approach to making such a charming aquarium practical long term. Aquarium maintenance on a tank this size can be easy, but consistency is the key– 40-50% weekly is the regimen we follow. Red Wag Platies (being a livebearer) will likely reproduce in the aquarium and over time the population would need to be thinned out, so having a good destination for the extra fish is indeed a good idea.