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What Kind Of Pets Can Be Kept in A Small Tank?

1 to 5 gals.... I'm just curious, if no creature can live in that, then I'm not gonna get one. But are there types of frogs, amphibians, cockroaches, tarantulas, stuff like that, that can? Thx

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Small Fish, like i have 15 guppy(fry right now with one adult) in a 3 gallon. U can get one or two fire-bellied toad that there would be enough room for. A hermit crab, but they are actually alot of care for a lil animal... There is absolutly NO room for a snake, lizard or turtle which are about 20gal mininum

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Really good points!
I originally thought a 5 gal. was sufficient for tiny turtle hatchlings or baby snakes (as long as they are climbers and can use vertical space -- but I'd -forgotten- exactly how teensy a 5 gal. is!
You are quite right, especially for active baby turtles who need to explore and get exercise -- a 20 gal. would be minimum for healthy space.
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If I'm not mistaken and I stand to be corrected a rock crab? I don't think they require a lot of space at all, if that's the right name but anyway it's a small crap in a little shell with little curdled up legs. Hmmmmmmm?

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Hermit crab.Excellent suggestion.
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Yeah that's it a Hermit crab! Gee thanks I guess my ole age is kicking in on me lol :0)
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pet rock

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Fish snake lizard turtle

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The tinier the tank is, then the tinier the creature it can house. As long as the animal/fish is small enough and doesn't require more room than that for exercise. Tiny adult fish (minnow, guppies, etc) are ok in small tanks, as are baby fish, until they grow.
Small turtles and baby snakes and some tiny lizards don't need much exercise room, but as they grow be prepared to upgrade to larger tank(s). Turtles are slowest growing, then snakes, and some lizards/amphibians remain small. Really tiny hermit crabs are a good option, too (and you'll have to remember to give them roomier housing options, shells/etc, as they grow, which is fun when they go around trying new houses on for size).
I wouldn't start out much smaller than a 5-gallon tank, though, so you have enough space to provide enrichment items (rocks, branches, sand/water, safe plants, etc) for their overall health.

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I own two hatchling turtles, a common musk and a diamondback terrapin, and the mininum is 20 gal, and adulthood would need 55gal to 120 gal depending on the species. Turtles would not be good
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Very true. If they were tiny babies, a small tank (5 gal) would be ok while they are still small, but they would definitely need a much much larger tank as they grow into adults.
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You are right, 20 gal tank would be much much healthier. I am corrected.
Thank you. :)
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fish , turtle , crab !

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Turtle and fish

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try an african dwarf frog. they are pretty cool. or u could just make it a fish tank and get a betta or something.

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Fish

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