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  1. Default Just Inherited some Fish . . .


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    Hi

    My father-in-law surprised us and brought some fish over that his neighbor was giving away. He thought that my 2 year old son would like them. So he brought them over in a small bowl and said here you go . . .(he is a older and obviously didn't give any thought about how to care for the fish). I have never had a fish tank, but knew that they would not survive in a bowl. I ran to the pet store and got a beginner 10gallon tank on the cheap that came with a filter and a hood lamp.
    I set it up and added the water conditioner and waited a day and finally put the fish in. They seem to be doing OK, but after looking up what kind of fish he brought and I am concerned that the tank is too small and that the fish will not thrive.

    Here is what is in the tank(1 of each):
    Zebra Danio
    Tiger Barb
    Fantail Goldfish
    Giraffe Nosed Cattfish
    Tire Track Eel

    From what I have read the Catfish and Eel require a way bigger tank that what I have. Do you think they will be OK in the 10gallons or should I look into donating them to someone with a bigger tank?

    It also says that the Danio and Tiger Barb do better in a school, should I invest money in buying some more of those fish?

    The tank did not come with a heater - should I get one of those?

    Thanks inadvance for any advice . . .

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    You are right about the catfish, eel, and goldfish needing a much bigger tank, and it would be best to give them to someone. The danio and tiger barb do need to be in schools and a 10 isn't really big enough for them either.
    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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    Thanks for the info, that's what I was afraid of.
    Do you have any recommendations on finding a new home for the fish? Was thinking I would go to a local fish shop and ask there.

  4. #4

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    The local fish store, Craigslist, you could even take an ad out in the local paper. Most papers will give you a free ad if you are giving something for free.
    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.


  5. #5

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    for your advice and support! - gourami*girl Dude, Thanks from those of us that can only send help. - 850R Have a cool one after helping those around you - Cliff You will probably need a few more of these before you are done - mommy1 Thanks for helping get peoples lives back to normal - mommy1 
    and one more - mommy1 Have another - KingFisher and one more because we all appreciate what you are doing. - mommy1 Looks like your down a qt - Cliff Yeah, because you still need more appreciation. - mommy1 
    It HAS to be time for a burger, There might be more beers on the way :-D - 850R Your effort in NYC is appreciated! - Cory Catfish We all appreciate what you are doing! Thank you! - Cory Catfish thank for being you - Lady Hobbs more - Lady Hobbs 
    For all your hard work - sailor to bolster your spirits - fishmommie Well deserved - Aeonflame Have another on me - Aeonflame Cheers! For all your hard work! - Trillianne 
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    Here if you go to the local store and ask if they'll take some fish they say no, but if you put them in a bucket and just bring them there chances are they will take them. But no hopes in getting anything for them, you did the right thing by asking tho and i salute you for that. We also can help you with your brand new 10gal set up once you do get rid of the fish you have currently.
    55 Gal- Fluval 305 & Aqua Clear 70;
    2 Gold Veil Angels, 1 GBR, 1 Gold Nugget Pleco, and 11 pesky Zebra Danio's.

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    How many fish can/should a 10gallon tank hold?

  7. #7

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    depends on species.
    you will not be able to have a single arowana in a 10 gallon, but endler's livebearers, guppies,
    small gouramis or bettas, shrimps or snails will fit nicely.

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    for your advice and support! - gourami*girl Dude, Thanks from those of us that can only send help. - 850R Have a cool one after helping those around you - Cliff You will probably need a few more of these before you are done - mommy1 Thanks for helping get peoples lives back to normal - mommy1 
    and one more - mommy1 Have another - KingFisher and one more because we all appreciate what you are doing. - mommy1 Looks like your down a qt - Cliff Yeah, because you still need more appreciation. - mommy1 
    It HAS to be time for a burger, There might be more beers on the way :-D - 850R Your effort in NYC is appreciated! - Cory Catfish We all appreciate what you are doing! Thank you! - Cory Catfish thank for being you - Lady Hobbs more - Lady Hobbs 
    For all your hard work - sailor to bolster your spirits - fishmommie Well deserved - Aeonflame Have another on me - Aeonflame Cheers! For all your hard work! - Trillianne 
    Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) - C-Dub Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - C-Dub Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - C-Dub Autism - C-Dub Childhood Cancer - C-Dub 

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    Read this article first, your fish will love you for it...
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

    General rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish to every 1 gallon of water. You still need to use common sense tho as a 10" pleco wouldn't work in a 10 gallon tank lol

    I love to make 10 gal tanks into Beta set-ups, Beta fish work great in that size tank. Maybe throw in a small school of cory's, 6 or so... (panda's are my personal fav)

    Make some caves out of half burried terra cotter pots in a sand substrate (Cory's will love you for the sand), or flat rocks stacked on round rocks to provide some hiding places, add a few small low-light plants for the Beta to play in and boom you got yourself a beautiful looking set-up.



    That is after your tank is Cycled of course
    55 Gal- Fluval 305 & Aqua Clear 70;
    2 Gold Veil Angels, 1 GBR, 1 Gold Nugget Pleco, and 11 pesky Zebra Danio's.

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    Don't forget all the Micro Rasboras available now and a lot of smaller Tetras like Gold Phantom Tetras, Green Neons, and Ember tetras.

  10. #10

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    For a 10g Mosquito Rasbora and Cherry Shrimp would be nice!

    I agree with C-dubb. Take the fish to your petstore. They can't say no if you're standing there holding them. Make sure it's a good pet store though.

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