The 10 Best 5-Gallon Fish Tanks Under $150, Add Any Fish You Wish

Posted by Christy Caplan
Best 5-Gallon Fish Tanks Under $150
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If you love watching fish as much as I do, then a 5-gallon tank (if you have space) is the way to go! The fish tank features you need to consider when researching (hopefully we've done this for you) include LED lighting, built-in filtration, a crystal clear view of the fish and in some cases the kit comes with an adjustable pump. Watching fish decreases stress!

All ten of the below recommendations are under $150! What is a good fish for a 5-gallon tank? Smaller tanks tend to be the first choice of fish tank for a lot of new keepers but don't be fooled, a 5-gallon tank is still a lot of work! Some of the fish that are ideal for this tank include:

Fishtankbank.com tells us, you should still ensure that you follow the general rule of thumb for all fish tanks. The rule is one inch of fish per gallon of aquarium.

How many fish can you fit in a 5-gallon tank?

"Again, it depends on the type and size of the fish. See our answer above for the rule that you should always use when deciding whether or not your tank will be suitable for your fish."

Here are ten 5-gallon tanks for your Betta fish or whatever fish you wish!

1. PanaView 5-Gallon Fish Tank with LED Lighting and Power Filter

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The PanaView 5-Gallon Fish Tank includes an energy-efficient LED lighting system with seven color choices, plus four transitioning and color combinations you can choose depending on the time of day along with an internal power filter that will keep your aquarium water optimal and your fish healthy. I'm loving the bright blue and white LED lights. Available for $53.59.

2. Lifegard Aquatics Full-View 5 Gallon Aquarium with Built-in Back Filter

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What's cool about this fish tank? The low voltage thermostat maintains water at 78°F without any adjustment required. The set does not come with lights. Available for $70.30. 

3. Fluval Evo V Marine Aquarium Kit, 5 gal

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The Fluvial Sea EVO "packs the same performance features as a tank several times its size" but is small enough to fit on any desk or countertop. So if you have less space this is a great option. Available for $109.00. 

4. Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit 5 gallons Fish Tank with LED lighting

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This kit includes enrollment in TetraCare, which provides free advice and help to make sure you're successful in setting up your aquarium! Available for $39.77. 

5. Hawkeye 5-Gallon Panaview Aquarium with LED Lighting and Power Filter

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There is nothing more peaceful than watching fish swim around - a proven way to decrease stress! Available for $43.54. 

6. Aqueon Jukebox LED 5 Gallon Aquarium Kit

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This is a sleek and contemporary aquarium with LED-equipped, free-standing speakers! Available for $94.89. 

7. 5 Gallon Aquarium Kit with Filter Whisper Tetra Construction and LED Made from Durable Glass Material

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This glass tank is great for novice angle proprietors and veterans alike and furthermore incorporates a helpful, simple to-peruse aquarium pack set-up guide.  I think a setup guide is really important for first-time fish keepers! Available for $71.95. 

8. Marineland Escape 5 Aquarium Kit, Built-in LEDs & Filter, 5-Gallon

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This kit comes in a hex shape that allows for multiple viewing panels and includes a tank, a filter, one Rite Size filter cartridge, and the built-in LED lighting. Available for $58.30. 

9. Aqueon MiniBow LED Kit, White, 5 Gallon

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One teacher commented that it was a perfect aquarium for her classroom! Available for $60.99.

10. GloFish 5 Gallon Aquarium Kit

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This kit comes with everything you need to create a suitable home for your fish, including a whisper micro-filter, an aqausafe sachet, a tetramin sachet, and a tetracare aquarium setup guide. Available for $32.58. 

Fish keeping is a wonderful hobby and these five-gallon tanks will get you started! Other portrait aquarium kits worth considering include the:

Enjoy picking out all the live plants available! If you have any fish aquarium questions about the filtration system, water quality or water conditioner please leave a comment below and our experts will get back to you!

Note that a 5-gallon tank is the ideal tank size for your betta fish.

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The 10 Best 5-Gallon Fish Tanks Under $150, Add Any Fish You Wish