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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    I would not keep a school of neons in anything smaller than ten gallons.

    Agree with that. "hey they're doing fine in my 1/2/5 gallon" is a common sentiment. I'll believe they survive but I want to see some video evidence before I believe that they are doing fine. A 5 gallon is big enough for very small and relatively inactive fish, it's a fine size for a shrimp-only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    I would not keep a school of neons in anything smaller than ten gallons.

    Agree with that. "hey they're doing fine in my 1/2/5 gallon" is a common sentiment. I'll believe they survive but I want to see some video evidence before I believe that they are doing fine. A 5 gallon is big enough for very small and relatively inactive fish, it's a fine size for a shrimp-only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    A 5 gallon is big enough for very small and relatively inactive fish.
    I agree and will add a non-schooling fish.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


  4. #14

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    fishies - Hardy85 The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming! - Sandz This round's on me... - Slaphppy7 For being a good sport, objective and one of the most respectful people on here.  Cheers, brother. - KevinVA For being a good sport, objective and one of the most respectful people on here.  Cheers, brother. - KevinVA 
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    So, it looks like the cube will be drafted into service. I will go pick up the other HOB today, rehome the mollies and the danio-spoke with the pet store they will take them- which will leave the 2 neons for now. This will make the 5 gallon a little better habitat for them until the cube is ready to accept them and their new neon schoolmates. My stepdaughter is a little bit bummed because she likes the mollies a lot. She was being stubborn, but then I asked her if she would enjoy being locked in a very small closet with her brother for the rest of her life- in which they would fester in their own pee and poo with bits of rotting food lying around? She said that she would not like it at all. I replied "Well, that is exactly what is happening to your fish, wouldn't you rather them be happy and healthy?" She said, in the end, that she knows what I mean now. I also explained that she is going to start learning the tank maintenance routine and her fish are going to be increasingly dependent on her as she learns more or they will become MY pets. She is on board with it, whew *rolls eyes*, kids.... Thank all of you for your advice and input, it will mean a lot to all of us when we have a proper aquarium and tank mates, finally....and it gives me an excuse to tinker too.
    Last edited by Longshot; 04-03-2013 at 01:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Of course it's the OP's choice.
    Let's keep this point in mind. And let's keep in mind that when others opinions don't fall in line with yours, that should be no reason to condemn or ridicule others opinions.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    but then I asked her if she would enjoy being locked in a very small closet with her brother for the rest of her life- in which they would fester in their own pee and poo with bits of rotting food lying around? She said that she would not like it at all. I replied "Well, that is exactly what is happening to your fish, wouldn't you rather them be happy and healthy?" She said, in the end, that she knows what I mean now.

    Let me tell you that what you said to her is exactly what a lot of us tell others who are trying to put too many fish into a too small tank and don't want to listen to practical advice - they'll say "but they were all together in the same tank in the store!" - good for you!
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Agree with that. "hey they're doing fine in my 1/2/5 gallon" is a common sentiment. I'll believe they survive but I want to see some video evidence before I believe that they are doing fine. A 5 gallon is big enough for very small and relatively inactive fish, it's a fine size for a shrimp-only.
    Nobody needs to prove anything to you my friend.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  8. #18

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    No Message - Ms. Namazu No Message - Ms. Namazu starting the round off - Hardy85 The more the merrier...cheers! - Slaphppy7 I are as drunk are not I think are you. - Sandz 
    fishies - Hardy85 The fishies are coming! the fishies are coming! - Sandz This round's on me... - Slaphppy7 For being a good sport, objective and one of the most respectful people on here.  Cheers, brother. - KevinVA For being a good sport, objective and one of the most respectful people on here.  Cheers, brother. - KevinVA 
    cheers man - mojosodope Heck, it's 5 o' clock somewhere... - Slaphppy7 Everyone loves pie. - Honey Badger 1 Nice work my friend - Honey Badger 1 nice work! have a beer! - Crispy 
    lol, someone had to say it. - KevinVA Thanks for the rep, and for all your help! - wgoldfarb Merry Christmas - mommy1 Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year - mommy1 

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    This 12 gallon cube will more than likely just be temporary setup on the road to a 20 gallon, Between naturally getting interested in fish and learning to properly care for them I find myself motivated to provide them with proper environments. I realize that this is just a band aid for now but I look forward to improving ALL of my aquariums as funds allow. You all lend inspiration to be better at it. I admire people who challenge me to be better, thanks for that as well!
    When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!

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    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 This Holiday Swine hopes your 2014 will be simply divine! - Trillianne Thanks again for your help yesterday - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mommy1. - Strider199 Cheers.  Have some of my hang-over cure. Happy New Year - Cliff Happy New Year! - KingFisher Happy Birthday. - Taurus Happy Birthday. - gadget228 
    Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    for putting up with my bad timing - Cliff Congrats on MOTM. - gadget228 For most awesome avatar of the day. lol  Love it. - KevinVA Thank you so much for the Rep!! - steeler58 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    I just want to say I appreciate your attitude and willingness to learn and improve.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Let's keep this point in mind. And let's keep in mind that when others opinions don't fall in line with yours, that should be no reason to condemn or ridicule others opinions.
    + 1 to Taurus, just because it's different does not make it wrong.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
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