I'm new here.
I recently received a 10gal tank from a friend. I decided that I wanted to start a tank, with tropical fish. I already had a male beta, and I also purchased 3 neon tetras, and 3 glow light tetras.
After a failed attempt to raise a red dwarf gourami, I found the cutest little Panda Goldfish. I named him "squishy", and took him home. That was yesterday. About an hour ago, he died - no idea how.
Let me give you a quick synopsis: after my red dwarf gourami died, I went back to the pet store and found "squishy", a panda goldfish. That was supposed to finish my tank, but my brother offered to give me one of his convicts. The thing attack my poor "squishy", and I kicked him out and placed "squishy" in a bowl, with stress coat to repairs his fins.
I probably shocked him, and he couldn't take it. REMEMBER I AM A NEWB!
Though he did eat right before he kicked - it was really sudden.
But I want another panda goldfish, I just absolutely fell in love with them. I am very upset. He was my favorite, and he just kicked, in not even 24 hrs. If I could post multiple icons it be sad, mad, and alert.
I've been reading up, and they said temperature wise they do 68-uper 70's, my other fish are in 70-74 F. They are faster yes, but I was basically hand-feeding "squishy", so he got his food.
I m going to return "squishy", get my $13 dollars back, but I want another one. Any advice?
The web is too flimsy, every site contradicts another. I just want a panda goldfish, and to be happy.