– Number five: the Pea Puffer. Now, it’s a little controversial, but I think you can do at
least one per three gallons. I wouldn’t put two in a five-and-a-half, but three in a 10 could work,
one in a five could work. Yeah, they need frozen food, so pretty much never convert to dry foods, but if you want an action-packed personality fish in your
plant-safe tank, a Pea Puffer, and anyone who sees it
will fall in love with it. You will instantly become cooler the minute you own a Pea Puffer, not only to you, but
everyone that ever sees you will be like, “Are you the person “that owns that Pea Puffer?” Yes, yes I am. They don’t get too big, they get to about the size
of a pea, hence the name. They are a hardcore carnivore, so they wanna eat frozen bloodworms and they don’t have any teeth problems, so they can eat that their whole life. It’s good to vary it up with maybe some brine shrimp and some
mysis and some snails, they will eat snails and
usually they’ll harass shrimp, even though they’re
not harassing this one. I think that one is just
the Chuck Norris of shrimp, he’s fightin’ him off left and right. I don’t know why, but it works, so we let him hang out there and he’s, you know, kung fu master, but Pea Puffers, number five. I do love ’em, a lotta personality and everyone will love you for owning one. Number four: the
Exclamation Point Rasbora. Another Rasbora, micro, and gets about inch, inch and a half. They’ve got a dot on
their tail with a line, hence the exclamation point. They get a nice little orange hue to them, real nice, subtle in a small tank against a backdrop of some live plants. Keep ’em in a group of six
or more, not too expensive, like, three, two, three bucks a piece and, you know, really get yourself some. It’s a nice fish and it
really sets the scale and that’s what you’re
trying to do a lot of times in the nano tank or at least in nano fish. If it’s a big tank, if
you want that scaled down, this is a great group
to have a bunch of fish, even if you only had, like, a 20 long, you could put, like,
30-40 of these in there and it’d look amazing. So, number four,
Exclamation Point Rasbora. So, my number three
fish, the Pygmy Corydora, besides the snail, the best
clean up crew you could have and these guys are so personable, you could have even just a
group of them in your nano tank and they’ll perch on top
of your sponge filter or your plant, that type of thing and they’re just super personable. I like ’em and they only get
about inch-and-a-half or so and they don’t have a
mean bone in their body. They’re not colorful, they’re not flashy, but if you’re, you
could have ’em on a desk and you’re working, you’ll
fall in love with them. I love ’em so much. You can combine them with
any of the other nano fish, if you get a catfish, it’s
not gonna harm anything and, you know, keep ’em
in a group of six or more. I don’t that’s a bit of a stretch when they’re a clean
up crew for other fish, but they really like to be a group, they’re really social
and they’re just so cute. Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em. Number three. Number two! The Golden White Cloud. Now, I know, I know what you’re saying, “That’s not super nano.” I do realize that, but it
does really well in nano tanks ’cause they’re crazy hearty,
they have a lot of color and you can breed them in
a relatively small tank, they don’t have a mean bone in their body. They are plant-safe and they
don’t have to be heated. That’s the only option I
think I put on the table today that doesn’t have to be heated and so White Clouds and nano tanks, they’re a match made in
heaven in my opinion. I would say, at least five gallons, but in my opinion, all aquariums should be
at least five gallons. You go much smaller than that,
you really gotta be careful. But these guys will handle
temperature fluctuations, they’ll eat almost anything,
they’re really cheap. You can buy ’em even as feeders sometimes. And I just think they’re an unsung hero in this hobby altogether and I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone that’s honestly, seriously kept White Clouds
for any length of time that wasn’t like, “Yeah,
White Clouds are awesome, “I don’t know why more
people don’t love them.” They’re an awesome fish, that’s
why they’re my number two. So my number one favorite nano fish is the Brigittae Rasbora, also
known as the Chili Rasbora. They get super bright red. They only get, they’re one of the smallest
fish we’ve shown today. They do great in a five
gallon, maybe even less, but really I don’t like anything
less than a five gallon. They’re super cool. Keep ’em in groups of six or more. Schooling fish, relatively cheap. You know, you might pick ’em
between three and four bucks, but it’s a nano tank and so,
what’s 20 bucks on fish anyway? And, like, right now they’re
just kinda schooling around, you can see one moving. These aren’t even fully colored up yet, we just got ’em in the
store in the display tank, we got 100 of ’em. This is the 33 long, but
you can still do nano fish even in tanks that
aren’t necessarily small. They look really cool, it
just puts scale to everything and, but yeah, number
one, Brigittae Rasbora. Get yourself some. You’ll love ’em, I promise ya.

100 thoughts on “TOP 5 NANO AQUARIUM FISH

  1. Hello guys I have a 38 gallon fish tank I need your suggestions about what filter I get I'm thinking of aqua clear hob and fluval c3 what do you suggest I'm know running tetra ex600 canister filter it sucks

  2. Great video as always
    Thank you for making these videos
    Wish I lived closer to your store. To see it in person and shop there
    If i ever can make my own store learned things that you do not see on YouTube and no other store does in my area and there is a lot of store in my area
    I have been in retail 14 years

  3. For those interested in the none gold form of white clouds check out the Tanichthys micagemmae
    Vietnamese white cloud
    More color and different from regular white cloud and not much more in pricing

  4. Hi Cory, I have some Pygmy corydoras and I love them. But I just can't get them to breed. do you have any tips for me, or would you do a "Species Profile" about them?

  5. Hi Corey,great video!Do you know anything about Oceanic Tanks.I just picked up a 75 gallon at a garage sale for $20.

  6. I tried to keep White Could Minnows and I hate them. Every time I buy a group of 8 for my tank they die I have two survivors out of like 30 fish I bought. Which is weird because nobody else got sick. Also no forum can tell me what's wrong. Their spines bend sideways and they turn brown and die. it so weird.

  7. how many gallons will i need for 3x female guppy 1x male guppy 5x assorted danio 5x neon tetra 3x silvertip Tetra 1x plecostomus? thanks cory!

  8. White clouds declared evasive species in Canada now as of this year , have 6 left , really awesome fish too bad

  9. I just got a 2.5 gallon, and was thinking of getting Endlers…only problem is that I heard guppies need gravel, which I kinda hate, but I'm willing to do. My question is, if I get 3 Endlers, would it be possible to put another 3 Pigmy Cory Cats in there? Or a couple Otto Cats? I don't want to overstock.

  10. Thinkking of getting a pea puffer on a 5 gallon planted tank. But not sure. What other type i fish can i get in a 5 gallon?

  11. Very helpful! Do you think I could use a pea puffer to keep my snails in check, in my 32 gallon planted tank? I have Chili Rasboras and Cardinan Tetras. Will the pea puffer leave the Chilis alone?

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  13. I have standard white cloud mountain minnows. Not that I didn't want gold, but my LFS didn't have any. Anywho, I adore them. They can handle such a wide range of water parameters, have beautiful coloring and pattern, they're super peaceful and they do stay together generally so they're lovely to watch. I'd love to get some golds or the long finned variety. They really stand out against a planted tank. Definitely worth looking at, especially if you're more a beginner fish keeper, hard to go wrong with white clouds!

  14. I LOVE PEA PUFFERS SOOOO MUCH I saw one in my local aquarium store when I was restocking and IT WAS JUST SO AWESOME AND ADORABLE!!!! Literally followed me around the tank and would not leave me alone. I NEED one now!

  15. can i have 8 pygmy corys 8 endlers 5 dwarf panda guppys 4 dwarf sucker catfish 10 cherry shrimp and 3 zebra nerits snails in a 15 gallon I don't think I can

  16. my pea puffer has THE life well I have 5 in a 55 gallon and I feed them pests 3 times a week and bloodworm and brine shrimp on other days I ask my LFS for pests they think I'm weird

  17. Hey Cory great video I have a 14 gallon tank and want to keep 4 Guppies 5 Black neon tetra and 4 pygmy cories would this work or would I have to have either the tetra or Cories and not both? Thanks in advance just don't want my fish to be too unhappy or cramped.

  18. 10 gallon tank. One honey gourami, two kuhliis, Cherry chrimps and 5 Galaxy or Chili Rasboras. Thoughts? Would it work?

  19. Great advice. Quick question- Would you recommended a sponge filter or just the airline and bubble stone in a Nano tank? I noticed yours are coated in algae, do you need to clean the sponge filter?

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  21. As a former enthusiast, I find your videos more than entertaining but also super educational. I'm seriously debating setting up a tank again… thanks!

  22. Hello random person looking at the comments 😊 That is amazing! This is my goal for my aquarium to look very natural… right now I have a better fish in a three gallon but I hope to update the setup to make a nano tank!

  23. I’ve got a 24l Tank(around 5 gallons) with 4 shrimp and 6 neon Tetras.Do I have the space to add a female Betta Fish? X

  24. Hey Cory. Great vids and very informational but my only question is how in the world can I order live fish from you? The website has no fish up just products.

  25. I have a half gallon jug I'm trying to make into a small fish tank. I can't find any fish that could live in it happy. Ive thought about getting cherry shrimp for it. like 2 -3 of them. I want to do it right. Any recommendations? EDIT I am starting to think this isn't possible

  26. Hey man could you tell me if i can keep one puffer in a 5 gallon tank or what is the better option for a 5 gallon? Your videos are super awesome man!

  27. My dad’s such an idiot… he put a pea puffer in his discus fish tank and the puffer killed all of them.

  28. I love white cloud mountain minnows. Back in the day I bought them to cycle my tanks but ended up falling in love with them, lol.

  29. After watching this I tried to order some Chili Rasboras but can only find Dwarf Rasboras. They tell me they are much the same. What do you think?

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