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Well, not quite. First, I received a small bowl (not even sure the size) as a gift, so I got some rocks and some neon tetras. Since I was very impatient, I filled it with tap water and aquarium rocks, let it sit with the fish in the bag for an hour, then dumped it in. 3 of my 5 tetras died immediately, the 2 others survived happily for a couple weeks.
Another cold-water fish that makes a good option for small tanks (since they like to live in groups) is the blind cave tetra (also known as the silvery tetra). A rather spooky looking fish, the blind cave tetra does not have eyes and its body is a rather bland color. They do not need supplemental heat or bright lighting, but they do appreciate a small cave to hide in. They also tend to jump when stressed, so will require a screen for the top of the bowl.
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Some great bowl fish are paradise fish, guppies, platy variatus, white clouds, small danios, particularly zebra danios, golden China barbs, blood fin tetras, cave tetras, and salt and pepper cory cats.Golden China barbs also survive well in a two gallon bowl. Like the cave tetra it may limit their size. Pretty much every thing I said above about size also applies to the golden China barb. The golden China barb as the name implies lives in China. Part of its range is north of the tropic of cancer, outside of the tropics. So it can take a little cold. I found that they remained fairly active even in winter. I read in one report that they live in Russia, but that seems a bit far fetched. The golden China barb has a fair amount in common with the gold fish. They are cyprinids, have an artificially bread gold color, and tolerate some cold. But they naturally max out at about three inches, not over a foot. For this reason they might be generally more appropriate for bowls, and a good substitute for gold fish.Blind cave tetras survive very well in two gallon bowls. As they come from caves which are often cool they can take colder water than many tropical fish. They are supposed to grow to three inches, and they probably will not do that in a two gallon bowl, but it could be reasonably argued that it is far better to keep a cave tetra that can grow to three inches in a bowl that limit it to two inches, than it is to keep a gold fish that can grow to more than a foot, 12 inches in a bowl that limits it to two inches. The cave tetra is not reaching its maximum size, the gold fish is limited to less than one percent of its normal weight. You could also keep the cave tetra in a five or ten gallon tank, which costs about the same as a two gallon bowl if you just use a tank without equipment as you would normally use a bowl.I have recently gotten bloodfin tetras for a second time. The first time they came in sick and soon died. This group is doing better and I think they will prove good or great bowl fish.