Cold water fish ideas? 5 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by psalm18.2, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Are there any?
  2. Shine

    ShineWell Known MemberMember

    WCMM maybe? But they are a schooling fish... so five gallons may not be enough space :;dk
  3. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I don't think 5 gallons is enough for white clouds.

    What about a small school of 5 celestial pearl danios?

  4. fighter55Valued MemberMember

    I'd say a betta, but their water has to be warm.

  5. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    maybe local fish from a lake or river.
  6. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Doubt theres anything in a lake or river small enough. What about dwarf crays or a shrimp tank, and im not talking ghosts or chrrys, fancy shrimp, something nice.
  7. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I agree, shrimp and a dwarf crayfish are good.

    There are many species of killifish that would do well in a 5, and many of them would do well in an unheated tank. A pair or trio would be nice.
  8. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Lol, sorry but only here could you say "something nice" refering to shrimp.
  9. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Have you seen blue tiger shrimp, pearl shrimp, crystal shrimp? Or Orange eye black tiger? Trust me, thats something nice, VERY nice :p
  10. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    I know, I've kept blue pearl shrimp, I loved them. It's just funny to see it put that way
  11. OP

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I've always wanted green neon shrimp. Blue shrimp ate cool. Can killi fish go w/out heat?
  12. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

  13. OP

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Thanks. Hmmm, green shrimp and kili fish sounds good. Without heat the temp drops to around 60F. Don't know how low w/ AC running.
  14. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    You keep your house at 60 or below?
  15. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    never had them, but they might work?
  16. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    A salmon haha
  17. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    For those the tank needs to be 12 by 17 inches roughly, what are the dimensions of the 5gal? They look sweet, they may work.(theres the matter of obtaining them though)
  18. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    CPD's should work as well as some shrimp and yes some killifish other than that I dunno really.
  19. fighter55Valued MemberMember

    Yeah there are some pretty cool shrimp species. I personally love the blue pearls. Can't really grow attached to banana shrimp, red cherry shrimp, or ghost shrimp, as I watch as they get eaten all the time :p
  20. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    What about a snail tank :D! It would be a project :p. Getting plants setup first, then getting a population of ramshorn/pond snails set up and some nerites. Then getting 1-2 assasin species, some MTS or such.

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