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    Default Is there any coldwater fish/animals that can live in a 2.5G tank


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    I was wondering if there was anything that could go into a 2.5G tank? And live in treated cold water (no heater needed)

    thanks!

    RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(

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    probably not. Maybe a few snails.

    The problem with a tank that small is that it's going to be very prone to fast temperature changes, which would be stressful to whatever you put in there. It's too small for just about any fish except possibly a betta (which would need a heater). Shrimp would work but they're sensitive to temperature changes - lots of small shrimp tanks get wiped out that way.

    So, that doesn't leave many options.
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    true thanks, I have a 2.5G in my house that I might do something with.

    But I'm leaving it at home (compared to taking it to school with me) so I wanted low maintenance
    RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(

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    Throw you loose change in it. Or stick a flower in it. No heater or filter needed.

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    A smaller tank, BTW will not be low maintenance - when I first became involved in this forum, I learned right away that the smaller the tank, the more maintenance is needed because waste products build up much faster so water needs to be changed more frequently.

    +1 with Lady Hobbs

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    Agreed! +1 to both Lady Hobbs and andreahp. I have a betta in a 2.5- and will be moving him up to the 5.5 gal soon as the 2.5 is just too small, and water changes are rather frequent. Maybe make it a small plant planter- or a heck of an ant farm if you could seal the top!
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    lol I have a 10G filter for it I just don't want to plug a heater in there (gotta go spend more money if I do that)

    yeah but "maintenance" wasn't the right word, my b
    RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(

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    could you not put a few white cloud mountain minnows in there? correct me other members if im wrong for any reason?

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    white cloud mountain minnows are small but they're active. They need room to swim. Minimum tank size is usually stated to be 10 gallons.
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    Red cherry shrimp would work as long as the temperature change isn't too drastic and not too cold. Where would this tank be located and by cold water, what temperature range do you mean?

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