To cheer my self up I am getting a five gallon tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Brisilda Kodra, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Any advice on what fish I can add there I was thinking a goldfish
     
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    In a 5 gallon you're pretty much limited to a Betta or shrimp & snails, it's not big enough for a goldfish of any variety
     
  3. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    5 gallons is far too small for a goldfish. You have very limited options in a 5 gallon unfortunately. The best option would be a betta. Or else maybe shrimp or dwarf crayfish, snails, etc. :)

    edit: Coradee you beat me to it! What is that called again? Ninja'd?

    edit #2 Brisilda Kodra Why do you need cheering up? Anything we can do? Not trying to pry....
     




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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    So what size tank does a goldfish need
     
  5. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    A pond!!!

    It depends on if it is a common goldfish or fancy goldfish. The common goldfish get over a foot long and belong in ponds just like koi. If you get fancy goldfish...I think it is at least 30 gallons for one....probably more. I don't know. But the common ones belong in ponds.
     




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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    So I get it no goldfish then
     
  7. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    my daughter won two common goldfish from the carnival many years ago. And I thought I was doing them a favor when I upgraded them from 5 gallons to 10 gallons. I had NO IDEA goldfish were meant to get over a foot long and live 30 years! I think many many people are not aware of that! Just trying to help you not make the mistake I, and many others, have made! :)
     
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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Man that sucks I might as well sick with a Betta to a 5 gal
     
  9. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    I hear ya!!

    Any chance you can get something a little bigger? there are often great deals on craigslist for used set ups :) Or is it a space issue?
     
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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Well 5 to 10 gallons I can go to and since goldfish won't work out 5 gallon Betta tank it is
     
  11. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    Have you tried dabbling in live plants? That might be an extra element of fun to add to the new tank.....
     
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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    I will get the tank first then add all extra stuff I need to let it cycle too
     
  13. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    I totally agree with what everyone else said,
    what about electric blue dwarf crayfish?.... if the future Betta allows them entrance... :)
     
  14. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    If you still have your other betta in a bowl, I'd move it to this heated and cycled 5 gal rather than get another one. You would make him so happy :)

    Also, not to be rude or discouraging, but you shouldn't get pets to cheer you up if you're sad or depressed. Fish are great, but there are healthier ways to deal with depression. Get a fish because you want it, not because of what it can do for you. :)
     
  15. OP
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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Well I want to get pet to cheer me up pets for me are therapeutic for me thanks tho

    So here are my two options I cant decide on have a planted tank or use sand as a gravel

    I really love a beach theme idea lol
     
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  16. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Oh ok mind if I see what your tank looks like?
     
  18. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    I don't believe I have a pic of it. But will try to remember to take one when I get home. It's my daughter's tank
     
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    Brisilda Kodra

    Brisilda KodraWell Known MemberMember

    Ok thanks a bunch I am excited
     
  20. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember







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