Hey everyone; I just got my 10 gallon freshwater aquarium up and running a couple of months ago and I'm looking to do something special for my dad for father's day.
I was wondering... does anyone have any experience with a 5 gallon saltwater tank?
I know it will be a challenge to keep the tank running safely considering any little change can have a large effect on the water, but I'm always up for a challenge.
I was thinking since the tank is so small (because of space constraints) that it might be a better choice to go with an invertebrate rather than fish, and of course most of the cool crustaceans do require saltwater to my knowledge.
I was looking at Arrow crabs, Decorator Crab, Emerald crabs, and Porcelain anemone crabs.
Can anyone tell me if a 5 gallon tank would be okay for one of these single crabs?
I was thinking maybe a small piece of coral and 1 crab; I really like the decorator crab the best. I'll have to do a bit more research on coral though.
If not a crab.. how about a couple bumblebee shrimp or coral banded shrimp? Any other recommendations on unique crustaceans or otherwise that might fit in a 5 gallon tank?
I know a 5 gallon is quite small, but I'm under the impression that the bioload of invertebrates can be much less than fish; that's why it was my original thought.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I know the post was pretty long, but thank you!!