# How many fish can you put in a 5 gallon tank?

## How many fish can you put in a 5 gallon tank?

You can keep about 4-6 fish in a tank this size as long as each fish is not larger than 2 inches. The one-inch fish per gallon rule would apply to most smaller fish breeds like Tetras, Rasbora, and more. Fish that can grow larger than 2 inches are not recommended for a 5-gallon tank.

## What pet can live in a 5 gallon tank?

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.

**Can I have 5 fish in a 5 gallon tank?**

The general rule of thumb for stocking any fish tank is one inch of fish per one gallon of water in the aquarium. However, you clearly can’t put a 6-inch fish in a tiny 5-gallon tank. And, as mentioned above, you need to consider factors such as how much swimming space there is in the tank and the water quality.

**Can guppies live in a 5 gallon tank?**

The general rule of thumb is one gallon per one inch of fish. Therefore, in a 5-gallon fish tank, you can add 5 inches worth of guppies. More precisely, you can keep three males in an aquarium of this size. Or if you want to keep it simple, one male and one female guppy could be enough.

### How many bettas can be in a 5 gallon tank?

Experts recommend that you keep 1 betta fish in a 5-gallon tank. Keeping more than this will overcrowd your tank and stress your fish, and may even shorten their lifespan.

### What can live in a 5 gallon tank not fish?

Guppies are an awesome and often overlooked nano fish species that can be kept in a 5-gallon aquarium. These fish come in all sorts of different colors and are really easy to breed because they are livebearers. In a 5 gallon tank, the population can grow really quick, so a good option is to keep just a trio of males.

**Can I put neon tetras in a 5 gallon tank?**

Neon tetras can be kept in a 5 gallon aquarium, but it is recommended to keep them in at least a 10 gallon aquarium. You can keep 4-5 tetras in a 5 gallon, but neon tetras should be kept in at least groups of 6, which would require a 10 gallon tank to do.

**Can I put 3 GloFish in a 5 gallon tank?**

The short answer is each GloFish requires around 3 gallons of water, but you shouldn’t really house them in a 5-gallon tank. They are schooling fish, so they like to be groups (or schools) of 6 to 10.

#### How many Glofish can you have in a 5 gallon tank?

In terms of a 5-gallon tank, you could technically house up to 2 glofish but it’s not recommended. These are schooling fish and they like to be in groups of at least 6 – 10 fish. Therefore, if you want to keep 6 glofish in a school, so they feel at home, the minimum tank size would be 20 gallons minimum ideally.