Smallest nano tank?

  1. chloep123

    chloep123 Valued Member Member

    Hiya,

    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 thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

  3. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    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. BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorg Well Known Member Member

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

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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