Smallest nano tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by chloep123, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. chloep123Valued MemberMember


    Since I moved Sus the betta downstairs into a bigger tank, my room looks kinda bare... I would really like a nano tank on my desk, but even Sus' old 2.5 gallon seemed huge (its a tiny desk :p )So my question is, what is the smallest tank I can get away with keeping anything alive in? I know fish are pretty much out the picture, but what about shrimp? I am doing this on a pretty tight budget as well, but my fish obsession seems to be taking over my life and its so strange to not have anything in my room anymore ;)

    Little bit of info:
    I have around 1m x 0.5m of desk space, but I obviously still need space to work
    I only have £30 max. spending money at the moment so if possible I would like everything to come to under that, or I could hold off until I have a bit more if necessary
    I would be happy with any sort of fish/invertebrate but I don't really fancy a 'plant only' tank

    Thank you :D
  2. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

  3. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Do you want to use your existing tank? Sounds like maybe not? It would be great for some cherry shrimp and a few snails like mentioned. Cherry shrimp are pretty pricey but they breed a ton so it wouldn't be long before you had many of them. I find them very entertaining to watch.

    Otherwise, a cube would take up less space like mentioned.
  4. BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    You could have a bunch of cherry shrimp and then if theres too many take out some an put them with ur betta :)
  5. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Yes, though odds are good they would most likely become a tasty snack to a betta :;jaws

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