The Best Freshwater Fish for Small Tanks - Aquarium Base

These filters are an excellent filter for tanks with shrimp or small fish like Endlers or guppies.
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Goldfish should end up huge, and live a very long time, if they are kept in appropriate conditions. It is often reported that goldfish grow to the size of their tank. This is unfortunately not the case, please have a read of our article on ‘‘ for more information on this fishkeeping myth. Goldfish in small tanks usually become stunted, and often die prematurely due to the environmental and care problems associated with lack of space and small tanks.
Small fish for small tanks (10 gallons or less)
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There are nano filters available for small tanks, but one-gallon tanks have very little room for such a filter. Even so, Betta fish do best with low-flow filtration systems, and an aftermarket filter that pushes them around the tank is not good for stress levels. What is the best algae eating fish for small tanks
Photo provided by FlickrAngelfish, for example, are known to stalk and kill smaller fish in their tanks
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Finding small saltwater fish tank species for a small marine aquarium (nano tanks) is not difficult and they are often easily found in local saltwater reef stores and online. If you have a small saltwater aquarium it is vital to keep it lightly stocked and your water parameters stable. Make sure you research any fish you decide to get before you go to the store. Do not make that impulse buy or you may regret it later.The next option is the Sparkling Gourami, a small fish growing to 1.5 inches in length suitable for small densely planted tanks with lots of hiding places.Any fish tank from 10 to 30 gallons could be considered a small saltwater fish tank for the purposes of this article. Really, any saltwater tank under 30 gallons is going to be a chore to maintain (my opinion of course, to each his own). Nano tanks are often considered even smaller. It should also be noted that the smaller the fish tank the harder it is to keep in my opinion. Larger tanks provide so many more options for both equipment and fish species and I strongly urge any new hobbyists to get the largest tanks they can accommodate. Leave the smaller specialty for when you become more experienced later on.So what fish should you look for? Here are some suggestions for (30 gallons and under for the purpose of this blog). Keep in mind that these are general recommendations and guidelines; not all the fish in these groups are appropriate for smaller tanks, so if you find one you like, make sure it’s still compatible for your situation.The Marine Bio Staff at That Fish Place gets a lot of questions regarding fish husbandry (what can I put in my tank and will it get along with…), especially as technology is advancing and smaller aquariums are becoming easier and easier to maintain. Freshwater options tend to be much easier – small schooling fish like tetras, danios, guppies and others have been aquarium staples for ages – but smaller saltwater tanks can be much trickier to populate. Aside from the tempting beauty of many larger or more aggressive fish, even smaller fish from the coral reefs have more territorial personalities than their freshwater counterparts. Many popular fish either grow far too large, aggressive or territorial for the smaller aquariums that are becoming very popular.A lot of people would go for the small fish tanks because of the many positive reasons. First of all, the small tanks are more affordable. Depending on the type of tanks, the materials, and the system, you can adjust your budgets with your needs of keeping the fish. Moreover, smaller tanks are easier to care and maintain. You need to remember that you have to clean the tank regularly so the fish will live and be happy. No one likes to live in a dirty environment; not even a fish. Imagine if you have to live in a dirty surrounding and breathe in foul air, you wouldn’t like it either, will you? With bigger and heavy tanks, the cleaning process will be more tiring. Not to mention that it will take a longer time to complete. Third, smaller containers allow adjustability and flexibility. You can place your fish tank anywhere you like; in the living room, in the kids’ playroom, in your home office, and so much more.