5 Gallon Fish Tank

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Aquariums 5 Gallons and Under

A 5 gallon fish tank is classified as a nano aquarium.

I personally would not go any smaller than a 5 gallon fish tank as the smaller the tank the more difficult it is to keep the water parameters stable and the less livestock it can hold.

A 5 gallon fish tank is perfect for an office desk or kitchen counter.

Please keep in mind that prices do change so these costs are just an estimate.

The costs are just for the hardware and does not include items like substrate, plants, food, fish and decor.

These are my recommendations and what I would buy if I was wanting a 5 gallon fish tank

Tank Only

LANDEN 36N 5 Gallon Rimless

A perfect fish tank if you want to choose the equipment

Initial Cost $79.99

Must-Have Extras $91.06

Budget Option

Aqueon LED MiniBow Small Aquarium Fish Tank Kit with SmartClean Technology, Black, 5 Gallon

Aqueon LED MiniBow

A great starter kit with the main equipment already supplied

Initial Cost $67.95

Must-Have Extras $30.08

Deluxe Model

Fluval SPEC Aquarium Kit, Aquarium with LED Lighting and 3-Stage Filtration System, 5-Gallon

Fluval SPEC Aquarium Kit

A designer fish tank if you want a showpiece in your home

Initial Cost $115.99

Must-Have Extras $30.08

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Irma Bense is the founder of BetterFishkeeping.com. She has over 42 years of experience in keeping fish.She has kept both freshwater and saltwater fish through the years.She has extensive knowledge in breeding numerous species of fish from Show Guppies, Cory Catfish, German Blue Rams to Apistogrammas.You can learn more about Irma on the 'About' page.