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Old 06-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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hey im getting a new 5 gallon for my dorm and was wondering are there any salt water fish i could put in a 5 gallon
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hey im getting a new 5 gallon for my dorm and was wondering are there any salt water fish i could put in a 5 gallon
I have heard of people putting dwarf Seahorses in a 5
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5g is pretty small for a fish, it doesn't leave a lot of room to move around. Have you considered going with shrimp instead? There are a lot of very good looking and active shrimp that would go well in a 5g tank.
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Yellow clown goby would be a nice addition, Trimma gobies as well (These guys are jumpers so I've heard, so a top would be best)

You'd definitely only be able to have 1 fish though

Personally though I'd try something cool like inverts, sexy shrimp, porcelain crabs, pom pom crabs, etc.
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I would recommend a Clown Goby as well. I have one in my 5 gallon in my bedroom and he hops around just fine. They are quite small.
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5 gallons is awfully small. You may be able to squeeze a clown goby, but I personally wouldn't. You could get a few barnacle blennies. They'll spend most of their time in barnacles and rock crevices. So you won't be robbing them of adequate swimming space.
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5 gallons is awfully small. You may be able to squeeze a clown goby, but I personally wouldn't. You could get a few barnacle blennies. They'll spend most of their time in barnacles and rock crevices. So you won't be robbing them of adequate swimming space.

Only reason I'd advise against a barnacle blenny (or more than one for that matter) is the fact of size, 2" is a large fish for a 5G, while the clown goby only gets to 1.5" if that.

Plus, I've seen barnacle blennies in my lfs, they don't just sit in the barnacle, they're scanning/perching all around for food, only once they're scared do they retreat (and very fast I may add) to their barnacles
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i like the idea of a clown goby i just want one fish could i put shrimp or inverts in with it?
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Most definitely, sexy shrimp, may one skunk cleaner or peppermint (not all at the same time, of course)

porcelain crabs, pom pom crabs, etc.
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