Thread: Where Do I Go From Here
11-21-2012, 08:52 PM #1
Where Do I Go From Here
thank you all for the speedy replies to my first thread
I've read through the ebook and now I'm wondering what to do with my current situation.
As of now all the fish have died save for my small purplish betta.
I have the 8L bowl with 1 small air stone.
What are the most essential pieces of equipment I Need?
Should I keep the betta in this size bowl to begin with?
If yes how do I go about doing a cycle since the betta is here i.e. fishless vs fish cycle?
I was naive when I began, I don't want to be stupid as I continue.
Thank you all in advance.
11-21-2012, 09:20 PM #2
can I trust the information in this link?
11-21-2012, 11:09 PM #3
2 gallons is too small for even the Betta. I would find it a home or pick up a 5-10 gallon tank. I paid $8 for my 5 gallon, slapped a cheap filter on it and heater and done.......for maybe $20.
I would not get another fish until I had the tank for them. Buying equipment for a 2 gallon tank is simply a waste of money when it's inadequate to start with.
It simply is not far to fish to buy them without having a proper home for them.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 11-21-2012 at 11:12 PM.
11-22-2012, 11:06 AM #4
As of early this morning it too was dead!
this is depressing, less than two months and everything has gone from excitement to death!
11-23-2012, 12:23 PM #5
Sorry for the loss - for the future, remember, if the fish are in distress a 50% min to 90% water changes every day can save them if the issue is fish waste due to lack of a uncycled filter. Cycling a filter takes 3 - 6 weeks and will be required. If you do want fish, consider this and, of course, try and get a tank large enough to support the number of fish you want.
Best of luck in the future
11-23-2012, 12:27 PM #6
I will 2nd & 3rd the above. Even though a small tank might have pictures on the packaging showing fish in it, that doesn't mean you should put those fish in it - that's marketing only, not reality.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
11-24-2012, 01:43 AM #7
As mentioned; if you want to keep any kind of fish, get the biggest tank you can afford and go slow.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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11-27-2012, 08:22 PM #8
Thank you all, very much, for the advice I'm currently looking at how big a tank I can afford and how much commitment I can put into maintaining the Fish. I don't want to make the same mistake twice.