– Hey everyone, Cory
from Today, we’re doing my top five for a five gallon aquarium. You guys asked for it. It’s coming. Let’s see what it is. At number five, we have the pea puffer. Very carnivorous. They will definitely take out snails, they’ll eat worms, they’ll attack shrimp. They’re super cool, they
get to about an inch, maybe an inch and a half. Depends on how much we’re feedin’ ’em. I’ve got a bunch packed into a group here so they’re not tearing each other apart, but otherwise, we recommend
one for a five gallon aquarium. Just a single specimen. If you’re gonna have a
much larger aquarium, you can do more. But we recommend one little pet to be on your desk or something like that. Live black worms is a great food. And you know, just don’t put them with other stuff in close space, they tend to get nippy. Number four, we have the rosy loach, that’s these little guys that
look just brown and plain. That’s what they look
like here in the store, but the males color up really nice and they only get about two inches. And they’re a great scavenger
in your five gallon aquarium. You can even breed them in
the five gallon aquarium. So the females get spots. The males turn this
orangish reddish color. And they’re just cool
little scavengers to have. And that’s one of the
hardest things to find. Like we’ve got ’em with brigeteras, boras, other stuff in here. But you know, what’s something
cool I can have down low that’d be interesting to watch and look at, and potentially breed. So I love the rosy loach, number four. Number three. Number three is the neon green tetra. A lot of people say hey, they
look just like neon tetras. They kind of do. But they’ve got definitely
more of a green color and you can see that
color goes head to tail. The good thing is they only
get about an inch and a half. So in that five gallon, you keep a group of five
or six of these guys, you get a lot of color from
all the way across the room. You plant it up a little bit. You feed them some good high quality food. Then you should be able to
sustain them, no problem. Maybe you mix ’em with
some of those rosy loaches and you got yourself a little team. Throw in like a ram’s horn snail and you got yourself a
little ecosystem on a desk or in your house somewhere. And it will be enjoyable. Number two, we’ve got the white clouds, specifically this is
the golden white cloud. Now they might not look too cool here, but they got blue eyes,
red fins, and a gold body. And on top of that, when
they start breeding, the males display to each other and it’s that behavior that’s super cool. And obviously, I wasn’t
cool enough to get them doing that onscreen for you right now. You’re just kinda gonna
have to take my word for it. They are super cheap. You know, these guys
are about three bucks. And they don’t have to
be heated, which is nice. They can handle almost any ph, almost any hardness, they’ll eat almost anything. And they’re really a hearty fish. And they’re extinct in the wild, so with you keeping and breeding these, you’re helping them keep
them going in the hobby, which is just an extra perk. Let’s see, do I have the normal? The normal ones right
down here if I scoot down. These are what the normal ones look like. They’re kind of a bronzy color. The males are more slender and usually have more color. The females are bigger
cause they’re carrying eggs, and usually a little bit
more yellow on the anal fin for the male as well. Super cool, one of my absolute favorite, whether it’s a five gallon or not. I’ll put those in big tanks. You can see here we’ve got
some long fin version also. Right there. All those extra big long fins. And but yeah, one of
my absolute favorites. Underrated. You should get some. Whether it’s for a five
gallon or a bigger tank. Alright, the number one
pick for today’s top five for a five gallon aquarium
is the scarlet badis. You can see one right there. They’ve got, they’re kind of
like having a tiny ciclid. They only get about an
inch, inch and a quarter. They’re real territorial. You can see that’s a pygmy spotted raswar, looks like a giant next to it. You’ve got some in the back and they’re posturing against each other. You can see there’s another one right against the back wall. ‘Cause they don’t really like each other, so I recommend just the
one in a five gallon. You could mix that with
most of the other fish I mentioned today except
for the pea puffer. So they’re great. It’s kinda your show piece fish. If you’ve ever been like I want one fish that looks cool and has a personality along with my other tiny
fish in my five gallon tank. I would do that. Yeah, we’ve got ’em with
shrimp and stuff like that. Yeah they might snack on it. You can see there we
have a beta in this tank. This is a 10 gallon tank. But the scarlet badis. The downfall to them is when you get them normally they only want to eat live food, so you need live black worms or live brine shrimp, something like that. You can eventually get them onto dry food but you know go into knowing you’re gonna have to feed frozen for maybe six months or longer before you get them to
convert to something you wanna feed ’em. But man do they look cool. And they’re just a little cool guy. We got a big shrimp right there. They’re filter feeding shrimp. You can see how you can start making these little wonderlands. Start using these unique creatures. So scarlet badis definitely on the list. Alright guys, that was the top five for your five gallon aquarium. Let me know what other stuff you wanna see in terms of like oh top 22
for my 22 gallon aquarium. And then in the comments below, let other people know
what you like to keep in your five gallon so they can get ideas. ‘Cause that’s where we
end up on this video, we go what can I keep in my and then you can read the laundry list of what other people are doing. What worked out, what didn’t work out. You know, this is just my experience with the way I keep fish. Which is completely different
than the way you keep fish or someone else keeps fish. So just cause it works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. And we can all learn from each other. So in the comments, put what
you like in your five gallon. And we’ll crowd source this thing. We’ll see ya in the next video. Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “MY TOP 5 FOR A 5 GALLON AQUARIUM

  1. If you enjoyed this video, check out our top 10 fish for a 10 gallon aquarium:

  2. A nice shrimp tank… Well or Scarlet with a colony of females to one male. A large betta with man contrasting shrimp and plants, GUPPIES!

  3. I got white clouds for my first tank, 10g. I set up a tropical tank before I was informed that white clouds are temperate -_- so that’s something to keep in mind. Also I don’t like keeping them in anything shorter than a 20L (my current tank). They’re very active and love playing in water flow. It sad when they end up in a small tank

  4. In my 5 gallon I have x3 panda corys , x8 Ember tetras and x2 honey Gouramis x2 . But I'm moving my honey Gouramis to a 50 gallon tank soon . So I'm after a Scarlet badis to replace the honey Gouramis.

  5. Awesome i use lots of your videos of ideas on my tanks i am new to the hobby if you find the time look at my shrimp breeding tank and see if i am doing it right. Thank you

  6. 01/01/2019


    Just a note to say that I thoroughly enjoy your videos and thank you for all your great advice.

  7. No fish should be in a 5gal aquarium.. let alone be encouraged to breed in a 5gal .. also breeding can be an issue as you have to then find a way to get rid of the babies . I wouldn't suggest breeding unless you know what you are doing and have a resource to source the fish out .

  8. My top 5 for a 5 gallon:
    Male Betta
    Guppies (three at most)
    Pea Puffer
    African Dwarf Frog
    Scarlet Badis
    So I agreed with a lot of what you recommended. I just personally wouldn't put anything that tends to want to school in large groups in anything smaller than a 10 gallon.

  9. PLEASE ANWSER ME!!!!!!! so i have an 7 gallom tank with no filter, air pumps…(just glass) so what fish can i use and how many

  10. Pls let me know how many fish could one have in a 5 gallon tank? One pea puffer I got that was easy. What about the rest? How many there a formula to it? Thank you.

  11. I'm with @Tas bettas are bomb I have natural snails that I'm selectively breeding for coloration and patterns and a betta in my five.

  12. Hey buddy! You make amazing videos. I had a question for ya. I am a begunner and i have a 3 gallon small aquarium. I wanna have a variety of each fishe. What do you recommend?

  13. People are making comments like this:
    No *insert fish species*?Very disappointed.
    Guys,these are his top 5,not top 301!

  14. Does that mean you can only have a single dwarf pea puffer on its own or just one pea puffer with other species? Great video btw 👍

  15. What about 7 gallon? 2 more than 5, 3 away from 10…does that make any difference or does the 5 gallon suggestions apply for a 7g?

  16. I have a giant/ king betta should I keep it in a 5 gallon or can I put a divider in and make it 2.5 to be able to have another betta?

  17. A great thing for a 5 gallon aquariumis crayfish thrown in with some minnows though eat the minnows if they die and they're just really cool to watch

  18. Can Dwarf Pea Puffers puff up??? If so how do you make them and will it affect them? I don’t have one yet but I want to learn more about them!!!

  19. BEWARE – I had a terrible experience with a pea puffer – I HATE THEM!!!!  One of my aquariums is a 35 gallon hex community.  Several years ago,  I bought a pea puffer to add to it.  Everything was ok for the next few days. One morning I woke to find the stinking thing had ripped several of my fish to shreds! Several angel fish were dead, along with some platys & swords, and one of my angel fish was dying right before my eyes!  I was distraught, and got the devil fish out of there immediately.  I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, the damage one puffer can do!  The only tank I would put one in now is with a large Oscar!

  20. I'm so happy to see White Clouds getting some love, I had a huge group of about 13 or so in my community tank and they just have this lovely personality. I've heard people refer to them as "the poor man's neon tetra" and I definitely agree! My males displayed to each other constantly, as you say, and they move wonderfully in a shoal at the top and middle of my tank! I had no idea they were extinct in the wild! What a shame…I've got even more of an incentive to keep them now! I've been watching a lot of your recommendations for fish as I'm upgrading my tank, so I definitely need some ideas to co-op with my existing fish. I appreciate it a lot 😀

  21. How many White Clouds can you put in the 5-gallon? You did great mentioning quantities for other fish, but now I am confused, aren't they a schooling fish and get to be around 2-inches or so? I can just see myself accidentally overstocking/killing them through stress if I don't know what number to shoot for. One commenter mentioned having 4 in their 5 gallon tank, does that sound about right? I was thinking of getting a Fluval Spec V (long) to put them in, but I am worried that it's too small?

  22. I have golden white clouds in a 10 gal w/ some pygmy corys, they seem aggressive towards each other. Is this the displaying you were referring to? Two of the seven are always chasing the others.

  23. I have just set up my 5 gallon and it's cycling rn. I'm thinking of putting a Betta or guppies in there with a nerite snail. I would've chose something from your list,but my local pet store only has the minnows and I already added a heater. Btw it's a planted tank. Thanks!

  24. Hello! I have no clue about aquarium. And I find your video really helpful. I have a couple of questions, if I get a 6 gal fresh water aquarium, what is the maximum amount of tiny fish I can put in it?
    And what plants would you suggest?
    I hope this question doesn’t sound stupid. 😅
    A friend of mine is selling me a 6 gal Fluval.

    Thank you.

  25. I saw a frog in the minnow tank and I just wanna say I would recommend getting a tank that's not as tall otherwise they can get tired out

  26. I'm planning to put one (scarlet badis), three (white clouds) and a small bottom feeder. Is this a good ecosystem for a 5 gallon tank?

  27. I have 4 neon tetras and I bought micro food and they for some reason dont eat. Im concerned because im not sure what i'm doing wrong. The food ends up at the bottom and when it goes down infront of their face they still dont eat. I have 3 guppies, gold gourami , glass catfish and cory in a 10 gallon. They all have enough space they are all about 2-4 inches. Many plants and hiding spots. I just need help feeding my tetras I dont want them to die ):

  28. I have a Betta in each of my 5 gallons. Pisses me off when people keep them in anything smaller.

  29. I found some white cloads on a pond in California there is hundreds of them and the m and in floods the pond gose to the river I took like 30 home it's the normal bronze ones it's CRAZYYY they are definitely white clouds

  30. Is there any fish out there that would live happily in a 1 gallon aquarium? I would assume it would have to be an incredibly small fish. I can’t think of any. The smallest I ever go is 5 gallons.

  31. I really enjoy these short informational videos, thanks for sharing.
    On another note, I recently moved to Munich, Germany and here, it is illegal to keep fish in anything smaller than a 16 gallon tank… I was really surprised and gutted since I kept my 10 gallon and was hopping to start it again once settled. Are there any regulations like this in the US?

  32. Hi just wondering what those pink/green sort of tetra looking fish were when you were showing the rosy loaches they looked so cute

  33. White clouds are awesome. They survive without a heater. Any water parameter. I neglected mine, unfortunately and they still survived thankfully. Taking good care of them now. Even a good tank mate for a betta.

  34. I really would like to do the 5 gallon with green neons, rosy loaches, and a snail but I don’t know how many I should put in of each I want a cool looking tank but don’t want to overstock it

  35. Hello! I have a six gallon tank and I have two apple snails and two male guppies. Is there enough space to still add about four red cherry shrimp? I'm just worried that I might be overloading the tank? Or is that okay?

  36. I know that it's a little of topic but a betta fish doesn't need much space at all just do not mix 2 males or a betta fish with another fish but they do not need more a gallon each but remember not in the same tank!

  37. How many golden white clouds can I have in a 5g and can I mix them with the white clouds minnows

  38. Hi, I really like your videos. How often should I change water and clean the sponge filter for my 5 gallon tank? And which plants will be the best for the tank that doesn't need much maintenance?

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