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KeyBlade
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PostPosted: 2003.08.19(Tue)22:39    Post subject: My New Tank Reply with quote

I have a two gallon tank with out a heater, what kind of fish should I get? Question
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Shawna in CA
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)0:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

A single male betta is about the only thing you can put in there, and even they enjoy a constant temperature.

Is there any way you could add a small heater?
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McSamster
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)5:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry this isn't an answer to your question. But what are your measurements?! I've never seen a 2gal tank before. It must be absolutely tiny.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)9:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the temperature in your house? If the air in your house is relatively constant you'll probably be OK. Make sure you check that it doesn't drop or shoot up at any time during the day. Some people program their thermostats higher during the day while they're not home make sure yours stays the same. A 1 or 2 degree F swing is probably OK but a big swing will stress your fish. My room stays at 75 degrees all day long and I have two unheated tanks with tropical fish and I've never had any problems. Take your time acclimating the fish if they come from a heated tank but if you get a male betta it probably won't come from one. White Cloud Minnows do well in coldwater tanks but will probably want more room to swim than a 2 gallon.
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uLtRa
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PostPosted: 2003.08.21(Thu)1:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could also try keeping a few different types of gobies in there- bumblebee, peacock, knight etc and they could even breed in there! Search the board for more info on these.
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KeyBlade
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PostPosted: 2003.09.04(Thu)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you. My dad gave me a 10 gallon with a heater and filter. I have 2 danio and had 2 platys til one died. my stupid brother turned off the filter and air to my pirat ship. my dad is making me wait until the tank is cycled before adding anymore fish. I want to get sunset platys. I saw them in a store and they are nice. I can't wait how many can I have?
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2003.09.04(Thu)21:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

None, I'm afraid.

Platies get too large for a 2 gallon, and they produce too much waste to be safely kept in a tank that size.

If you meant the 10 gallon tank, I'd go no more than two females--they'll drop babies almost certainly, and that still gives you some room for other fish in the tank.
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Tommy
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PostPosted: 2003.09.06(Sat)0:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

KeyBlade wrote:
my dad is making me wait until the tank is cycled before adding anymore fish.
Good advice...Sounds like you have a very smart Dad Wink

KeyBlade wrote:
I want to get sunset platys...how many can I have?
Since you now have a 10 gallon tank, I would say you could have 3 platys total. How many did your Dad recommend already?
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