Cold water fish ideas? 5 Gallon Tank

  1. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Are there any?
  2. Shine Well Known Member Member

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

  3. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

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

    What about a small school of 5 celestial pearl danios?
  4. fighter55 Member Member

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

  5. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    maybe local fish from a lake or river.
  6. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

    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. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

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

    Have you seen blue tiger shrimp, pearl shrimp, crystal shrimp? Or Orange eye black tiger? Trust me, thats something nice, VERY nice :p
  10. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

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

  11. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

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

  13. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

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

  16. CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    A salmon haha
  17. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

    CPD's should work as well as some shrimp and yes some killifish other than that I dunno really.
  19. fighter55 Member Member

    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 Fishlore VIP Member

    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.