Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More


– Hey everyone, Cory
from Today, we’re doing my top five for a five gallon aquarium. You guys asked for it. It’s coming. Let’s see what it is. At number five, we have the pea puffer. Very carnivorous. They will definitely take out snails, they’ll eat worms, they’ll attack shrimp. They’re super cool, they
get to about an inch, maybe an inch and a half. Depends on how much we’re feedin’ ’em. I’ve got a bunch packed into a group here so they’re not tearing each other apart, but otherwise, we recommend
one for a five gallon aquarium. Just a single specimen. If you’re gonna have a
much larger aquarium, you can do more. But we recommend one little pet to be on your desk or something like that. Live black worms is a great food. And you know, just don’t put them with other stuff in close space, they tend to get nippy. Number four, we have the rosy loach, that’s these little guys that
look just brown and plain. That’s what they look
like here in the store, but the males color up really nice and they only get about two inches. And they’re a great scavenger
in your five gallon aquarium. You can even breed them in
the five gallon aquarium. So the females get spots. The males turn this
orangish reddish color. And they’re just cool
little scavengers to have. And that’s one of the
hardest things to find. Like we’ve got ’em with brigeteras, boras, other stuff in here. But you know, what’s something
cool I can have down low that’d be interesting to watch and look at, and potentially breed. So I love the rosy loach, number four. Number three. Number three is the neon green tetra. A lot of people say hey, they
look just like neon tetras. They kind of do. But they’ve got definitely
more of a green color and you can see that
color goes head to tail. The good thing is they only
get about an inch and a half. So in that five gallon, you keep a group of five
or six of these guys, you get a lot of color from
all the way across the room. You plant it up a little bit. You feed them some good high quality food. Then you should be able to
sustain them, no problem. Maybe you mix ’em with
some of those rosy loaches and you got yourself a little team. Throw in like a ram’s horn snail and you got yourself a
little ecosystem on a desk or in your house somewhere. And it will be enjoyable. Number two, we’ve got the white clouds, specifically this is
the golden white cloud. Now they might not look too cool here, but they got blue eyes,
red fins, and a gold body. And on top of that, when
they start breeding, the males display to each other and it’s that behavior that’s super cool. And obviously, I wasn’t
cool enough to get them doing that onscreen for you right now. You’re just kinda gonna
have to take my word for it. They are super cheap. You know, these guys
are about three bucks. And they don’t have to
be heated, which is nice. They can handle almost any ph, almost any hardness, they’ll eat almost anything. And they’re really a hearty fish. And they’re extinct in the wild, so with you keeping and breeding these, you’re helping them keep
them going in the hobby, which is just an extra perk. Let’s see, do I have the normal? The normal ones right
down here if I scoot down. These are what the normal ones look like. They’re kind of a bronzy color. The males are more slender and usually have more color. The females are bigger
cause they’re carrying eggs, and usually a little bit
more yellow on the anal fin for the male as well. Super cool, one of my absolute favorite, whether it’s a five gallon or not. I’ll put those in big tanks. You can see here we’ve got
some long fin version also. Right there. All those extra big long fins. And but yeah, one of
my absolute favorites. Underrated. You should get some. Whether it’s for a five
gallon or a bigger tank. Alright, the number one
pick for today’s top five for a five gallon aquarium
is the scarlet badis. You can see one right there. They’ve got, they’re kind of
like having a tiny ciclid. They only get about an
inch, inch and a quarter. They’re real territorial. You can see that’s a pygmy spotted raswar, looks like a giant next to it. You’ve got some in the back and they’re posturing against each other. You can see there’s another one right against the back wall. ‘Cause they don’t really like each other, so I recommend just the
one in a five gallon. You could mix that with
most of the other fish I mentioned today except
for the pea puffer. So they’re great. It’s kinda your show piece fish. If you’ve ever been like I want one fish that looks cool and has a personality along with my other tiny
fish in my five gallon tank. I would do that. Yeah, we’ve got ’em with
shrimp and stuff like that. Yeah they might snack on it. You can see there we
have a beta in this tank. This is a 10 gallon tank. But the scarlet badis. The downfall to them is when you get them normally they only want to eat live food, so you need live black worms or live brine shrimp, something like that. You can eventually get them onto dry food but you know go into knowing you’re gonna have to feed frozen for maybe six months or longer before you get them to
convert to something you wanna feed ’em. But man do they look cool. And they’re just a little cool guy. We got a big shrimp right there. They’re filter feeding shrimp. You can see how you can start making these little wonderlands. Start using these unique creatures. So scarlet badis definitely on the list. Alright guys, that was the top five for your five gallon aquarium. Let me know what other stuff you wanna see in terms of like oh top 22
for my 22 gallon aquarium. And then in the comments below, let other people know
what you like to keep in your five gallon so they can get ideas. ‘Cause that’s where we
end up on this video, we go what can I keep in my and then you can read the laundry list of what other people are doing. What worked out, what didn’t work out. You know, this is just my experience with the way I keep fish. Which is completely different
than the way you keep fish or someone else keeps fish. So just cause it works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. And we can all learn from each other. So in the comments, put what
you like in your five gallon. And we’ll crowd source this thing. We’ll see ya in the next video. Thanks for watching.

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