View Full Version : to get the goldfish forum going.....1st thread

04-10-2008, 09:40 AM
ive always been a lover of goldfish and any coldwater fish, with coldwater this how i started and am now a full freshwater keeper except koi in the pond,
have many of you other fishkeepers started with coldwater or did you just start with freshwater/saltwater?

04-10-2008, 09:49 AM
i started with a 3 ft tank with mystery snails (mum didnt like the idea of fish?) then she saw how dull the tank was and how it was boring, i suggested a few goldfish... i ended up 7 or 8 in the end lol. so i had the goldfish for years then i progressed onto tropicals a few years back

04-10-2008, 10:17 AM
started with tropical. My 2' 19g started with 7 neons and 3 male guppies.

04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
My first tank was a coldwater saltwaer tank with young soles, cods and anglerfish. Or perhaps I kept some crabs before that. I don´t know.

After that it had been nothing but tropical freshwater but I would like to give saltwater another go.

04-10-2008, 11:25 AM
I started with some fancy goldfish and it grew from there.

04-10-2008, 12:05 PM
coldwater is still freshwater..... maybe coldwater versus tropical or saltwater three cats.... Good pol though anyway...

I went freshwater.....

04-11-2008, 12:54 AM
Can't vote. Started with both. ;*)

But yeah goldies are my fav. Then bettas. ;*)

04-11-2008, 01:01 AM
Freshwater, tropical planted. My community fish were actually an afterthought to the planted tank.

04-11-2008, 01:09 AM
well I gues I would say both kinda, I started with goldfish and some freshwater fish in a 10g tank that was heated...The heater heated the tank up too much and killed the goldfish, so after that it was all tropical fish for me.

04-11-2008, 01:15 AM
Very interesting results here! Started with tropical tanks. Have one coldwater tank now.

04-11-2008, 01:25 AM
i started with both, my first tank had goldfish and tropicals in it. about 8 years ago i got bored with FW and found it too easy so i moved to saltwater