Right Type Of Goldfish

  1. Marco Rodriguez

    Marco Rodriguez Valued Member Member

    Hi. So my sister was looking for a fish to take to college w her in a 5g. I promised her I'd ask ab a goldfish tho I think it would b too big for a 5 or if she did it would b a lot of maintenance. Is there a type of goldfish she could manage in a 5? How difficult would it be?
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    No goldfish would fit in a 5g. Goldfish need 40g+
  3. clk89

    clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    Would your sister be interested in a betta, snail tank or maybe shrimp tank? The only goldfish that would be suitable for a five gallon would be a toy lol.

    fancy goldfish need at least 40 gallons, common goldfish need basically a 200+ gallon pond.
  4. O

    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Yep. Her options are Betta, Snails, Shrimp, Dwarf Puffer. But the Dwarf Puffer has to be housed alone as they eat snails. Or you could get a nice colony of pest snails for them to eat.
  5. OP
    Marco Rodriguez

    Marco Rodriguez Valued Member Member

    Haha ya I have been telling her Betta and Shrimp. I just wanted to double check. Promised her I would ask around
  6. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    She could do a few (3 or 4) endlers, small group of scarlet badis. There's a few options in a 5.