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dont cycle with goldfish, there hardy, but just produce way too much waste for the tank to handle. Use danios or something. Plus goldfish get way too big so they will take up shark space
XMike, thank you for taking the time to prevent another pointless fish transaction. It boggles my mind what stores will sell. What's worse is the information they give out. I've been at many a store watching them hook someone on a fish that will grow to 3 feet or more because it is beautiful as a juvenile, then recommend a "common" sized tank like a 180, 200 or 240 to house it in. It's always the same story. It'll be perfect for this fish. So the newbie buys the most expensive tank in stock with all the extras only to be sold a $40 fish that has no business in the structure. It's not about selling the fish, no it's about selling the tank, filters and lighting. The fish is only bait.
Originally Posted by caferacermike
Sorry for getting off topic but i just had to say this
this is a bit off topic but just be careful buying fish that pet shop owners tell you wont grow too big. always check it out first. when i was young my mum took me to our local petshop to buy a wee catfish to help clean the tank. we bought a catfish only a few inches in length. we were told the usul lie that the fish wont grow any bigger than suits its tank. it was a channel cat and before we knew it it was a foot long. luckily he found a much larger new home elsewhere but i was gutted to have to give him away and all could have been prevented with a bit of research, or better still, pet shop owners who know what theyre talking about.
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