Originally Posted by Monny
If I had room for a bigger tank; I would.
Would you a greyhound and keep him cooped up in a small apartment without any time to run free (as they need a lot of run time)? Sure the greyhound might survive but his life would be shorter and a lot more miserable. Different types of fish have different needs. If you only have room for a 1 gallon then you need to decide on something to put in it that is not active and doesn't require a ton of room to swim around. The size of the fish isn't the only thing to consider, it's the activity level as well.
People may live together in a small apartment but they can leave and run free. Your white clouds are stuck there, forever, with nowhere to go.