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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bruddaone, May 22, 2009.

  1. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    I'm from Los Angeles and new to fish...

    Thanks


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  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Do you currently have any fish ?
     
  3. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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  4. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    No not at the moment had a bad experience with some goldfish I had to return so I'm starting fresh...

    Getting ready to start the cycling process tomorrow...
     
  5. Anthony

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    Many people think goldfish are good fish to keep and don't realize most of them get to be 10+ inches long.
     
  6. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Oh yea, and thanks for the welcome...looking at some of the pictures here you guys have some really cool tanks...
     
  7. Anthony

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    If you have questions please feel free to ask.
     
  8. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea, I found out the ones I had were going to reach 12 inches...the kids "won" 11 of them from a school fair...when I went to the pet store to buy accessories from the store that was having the contests he didn't tell me that a 10 gallon tank was not sufficient...so I had all kinds of problems...I consider it a miracle the fish even survived...

    I just dumped them in the tank with water and a filter and started giving them food before I knew it I had a big smelly mess on my hands and some pissed off kids...
     
  9. Anthony

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    Goldfish are also VERY messy fish. :)

    Are you looking for fish that will work in a 10 gallon tank ?
     
  10. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Ew lucky you found this forum then!
     
  11. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea, I'm trying to look around, get some ideas to present to the kids...and go from there...I bought some plants...found out one will only last a month so I'm just trying to peruse fish forums so I can quit just mindlessly throwing money away...
     
  12. Anthony

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    Yeah. It'll be best to read up a bit and ask us questions before spending any more money.
     
  13. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea, I really should have did my research before buying anything when the kids bought those fish home but I was trying to keep them from dying like the last batch they won...
     
  14. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Fish from places like that don't normally live long because they have health problems
     
  15. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea, the ones from the latest episode lasted 2 weeks...I was told to return them...because they would grow to be 12 inches and were really pond fish...the first batch were guppies I think...about 10 that we were given in a 1 or 2 gallon tank from Petco that didn't end well at all... green mess and death of all 10 in a week...
     
  16. Anthony

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    Did PetCo sell you the 10 Guppies and the 1-2 gallon tank ?
     
  17. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    No kids won that at a school fair as well...years ago...this was our second go round...that's why the mad rush to go get a "real tank"...
     
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    Just for future reference. In a 1-2 gallon aquarium I would only recommend 1-2 MALE guppies (No females). That would be the max amount of fish that should be housed in that size tank.
     
  19. bruddaone

    bruddaone Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea, I've learned that now...also I've learned about cycling, ammonia, nitrates, bacteria, algae blooms, test kits...etc etc and the list goes on...the funny thing is from what I can tell there still a ton to learn...my kids pets and lessons in responsibility are quickly becoming my hobby...LOL...go figure
     
  20. Anthony

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    LoL How old are your kids ?