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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.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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.
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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!

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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!"

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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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    I just want to say I appreciate your attitude and willingness to learn and improve.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    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.
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