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fishfanatic95
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)1:54    Post subject: New Fishes!! :D Reply with quote

well we jus got a tank and I'm guessing its over 100 gallons...anyways my dad went out and bought 4 bala sharks, 4 rainbow sharks, a lot of interestingly big goldfish and 2 pearl gouramis which are really shy. They all get along really well and tomorrow I'm gonna buy like one or two more fish since I didn't get to choose any fish.. I'm hoping to get guppies loaches and other colourful small fish. I'm not sure whether or not to buy a crayfish sinche there are gonna be some smaller fish in the tank.
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)2:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you cycle you new tank first before adding the live stock? If not I reckon most of your fish might end up dead in the next 2 week.

If you didn't cycle your tank then ask you father to read this article about fishless cycling please:
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_fishless.php

Since you did stock your tank already than please try to do the Silent cycling, meaning try and get as many fast growing aquarium plants which will remove all the incoming and very dangerous (for fish) Ammonia.
http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_silent_cycling.php

Please tell you dad to read these articles first before buying more fish.
Please choose to become a Responsible fish-keeper rather than a fish-haver.
Please read this as well:
http://aquariumpoetry-respfishkeep.blogspot.com/

Fish are no toys! Please choose responsible fish-keeping!

Kind regards, Dusko
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Fern
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)6:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also get the goldfish out of there!!!!!!!!! Their needs are quite different than those other fish!!!!!!!!
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fishfanatic95
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I never heard of cycling and I don't think my dad has either but we have bought many fish before these and they have never died...well some of them well thats just because something went wrong with the water filter and it heated the water. howare their needs different could you please tell me?
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bala Sharks and Rainbow Sharks live for over 8 years, Goldfish live for over 20 years. When you say your fish
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I meant that they have lived without me cycling the tank
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but what I
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

like about a year or 2
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)8:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in other words, fish that could be living for 10-20 years in your aquariums are only living for a year or two. By our standards that is not considered successful fishkeeping, see?

I hope you will put in some effort now to read the articles that have been suggested and become familiar with the concepts of responsible fishkeeping...
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PostPosted: 2009.08.06(Thu)13:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

and also please find the correct size of your tank. because a tank like a 55 looks big and I've personaly had some of my friends tell people that I had a community tank over 100 gallons when it was only 55 gallons. also becareful alter in your fish keeping career because a loach like clowns need huge aquariums. I belive diademhill had one out grow a 180 gallon tank.

by the way gold fish are cool water fish. and the other fish you stated are tropical
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