What can I keep in a 5 gallon tank not fish?
Most small aquatic invertebrates, such as freshwater shrimp (small shrimp like cleaner shrimp, sexy anemone shrimp, and peppermint shrimp), corals, button polyps (Zoanthids), small hermit crabs, snails, and clams. These are all small but very entertaining, perfect for a five gallon.
Is 5 gallon fish tank too small?
A 5-gallon tank is the smallest you can have for successful fishkeeping. The environment and water quality in very small aquariums quickly become unstable, jeopardizing the health of your fish, and even the smallest fishes need space to swim around.
Can a goldfish live in a 5 gallon tank?
To keep your goldfish in optimal conditions you should consider 10 gallons per goldfish, so that they grow healthy and to their full size. Also goldfish produce a lot of waste.