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Old 06-02-2012, 06:07 AM   #11
 
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Even the people at the pet store said twenty. I hate being misinformed. What do you suggest? Money is tight. :/

Honestly, any tank we keep a fish in is too small. The question is by how much, which makes it all relative to ones perspective. One thing you have to keep in mind is that this is a hobby, which means there are many, many ways to do it. Some people are more concerned about the fish's well being than others. Some people go overboard being concerned about the fish. It's all okay - for THEM. What you have to decide is how much room YOUR fish need to swim. My general rule is the swim test. If the fish doesn't have room to swim at top speed, then the tank is too small.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
 
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I would like to thank everyone who has informed me and given me advice. I'll just do the best I can! (: Also, I have one last question. Everywhere I look, it says to either feed the fish once or twice a day-- which is best?

P.S. - The water test showed the levels to be safe, and we cleaned the tank this morning, so things are looking good so far.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
 
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Once a day is sufficient, and you can even miss a day or two a week. Missing water change day for example (never feed prior to a water change or other disturbance inside the tank). Fish will naturally appear hungry, their instinct is to eat if food is present. A hungry fish is a healthy fish.
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