More people love small fish tanks (even smaller than 5 gallon aquarium tank) because of their convenience to set up, clean and maintain, and sit on desktops or move to anywhere. Aquarium companies began to supply more small size acrylic tanks (from one, two, three to five gallon tanks) to serve these hobbies.

If your stocking options are minimal or you are only interested in the small size tank, you maybe minimize your fish species that can live healthily in your tank. I advise you begin with at least a minimum 5-gallon tank to compromise the health of your fish. This are the best 5-gallon aquarium tanks for you, each tank in this article has its own particular features and you can choose following your hobbies.

Tetra Crescent 5 gallon acrylic aquarium kit

You are finding an aquarium kit that can easily sit on your desktop, Tetra Crescent Acrylic Aquarium Kit will help you to naturalize your office, living room, bedroom or any room by its seamless and stylishly designed for desktops. Using Ultra-Activated carbon for removal of odors and discoloration, the bright seamless construction of this tank help your aquarium appear the most its beauty with panoramic viewing.


You can use this tank for keeping tropical fish such as platy fish, swordtail fish, neon tetras, other tetra fish, tiger barb, zebrafish…

Includes in this aquarium kit:

  • Tank: a seamless, contemporary acrylic 5 gallon aquarium. Dimensions: 16.6 x 11.2 x 13.2 inches.
  • Lighting: energy efficient hidden LEDs
  • Filtration: mechanical filter pulls water from the aquarium and pushes it through the filter cartridge.
  • Filter Cartridge.

Marineland ML90609 Portrait Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon

If you don’t like plastic tanks, this five gallon curved glass aquarium tank is the best choice for you. Being fit for setup an aquascape with a portrait driftwood, this easy-to-assemble kit is beautifully designed and easy to maintain. Besides, the lighting and filtration of this tank will satisfy both beginners and advanced hobbyists.


This is a five-gallon curved glass aquarium with a unique glass canopy that slides to the back for easy access to the tank and feeding. It has two light setting: white LEDs and blue LEDs that mimic the underwater effect of sunlight and relaxing moonlight glow in order. Besides, an advanced 3-stage hidden back panel filtration with adjustable flow filter pump that provides clean water for the tank’s inhabitants.

Includes in this aquarium kit:

  • Tank: a five gallon curved glass aquarium. Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.6 x 17 inches.
  • Lighting: white LEDs and blue LEDs with daylight and moonlight settings
  • Filter: Advanced 3-stage hidden back panel filtration with adjustable flow filter pump
  • Filter Cartridge: a Rite-Size Z Cartridge.
  • Others: Marineland Bio-Foam, and an adjustable flow filter pump.

The best 5-Gallon Aquarium Kit for GloFish

If you are new aquarist and want to keep freshwater fish, especially GloFish in your aquarium, I appreciate this clear plastic 5-gallon aquarium tank is the best choice for you.


The best fish you could keep in this tank are Glofish such as Zebrafish, Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Glofish, Tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) Glofish with a variety of colors from green, orange, pink, red, blue, and purple. Fluorescent colors from this kit provide the perfect backdrop for your GloFish(R) that brighten up both the aquarium and your interior decor of any room from living room, bedroom…

Includes in this aquarium kit:

  • Tank: Clear acrylic 5-gallon aquarium tank with curved front and seamless view (includes clear plastic canopy with convenient feeding hole, low voltage power cord & AC adapter powers the detachable LED light). Dimensions: 11.2 x 16.6 x 6.7 inches.
  • Lighting: Clear plastic canopy Blue detachable LED overhead light.
  • Filter: Whisper(R) internal filtration (motor-driven)
  • Filter Cartridge: Medium Whisper® Bio-Bag® cartridge

Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit, 5-Gallon

Being designed with special dimension, the tank not also require less space but also fit for desktops, countertops or others space that normal tanks can’t be sit.


By this design, your aquarium will be so similar to a live nature picture, in which fish and aquatic plants could grow normally. Besides, the powerful lighting system and filtration that provides the optimum environment for fish and plants living in this aquarium.


A beautiful aquarium designed with Fluval Spec V Aquarium Kit

Includes in this aquarium kit:

  • Tank: 5 gallon etched-glass tank with aluminum trim. Dimensions: 6.3 x 17.2 x 10.6 inches
  • Lighting: overhanging lighting system, consisting of 37 powerful LED lamps.
  • Filter: a powerful circulation pump with adjustable output nozzle and a large 3-stage filtration system.
  • Others: foam block, activated carbon and BioMax bio rings.

What do you think about these tanks? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.