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This is a discussion on My 5 Gal within the Freshwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> I say just do the best you can with what you have....

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Old 03-21-2009, 07:15 PM   #31
I say just do the best you can with what you have.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:26 PM   #32
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Actually, some the shoaling fish Cody are talking about are not for beginners, although you probably wouldn't find those ar the average store. I suggest white clouds.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #33
Oh, I thought u had more than 2... they would do best in a 30g or larger, but do you think u might be a able to get a 10g? There are empty ones at petsmart for $11! I do understand how u feel tho! I have had similar things happen with my dog. She was really sweet when we met her on the farm, then we took her home and she got really agressive, we loved her so much tho.... She needed alot more room than our apartment (back then we had one.... now our house might be big enough for her, but thts beside the point) , even walking her every day, so we gave her to a lady with a ranch, and even tho she isn't mine anymore, she is happier! So I know this isn't quite the same as what u r dealing with, but really, can you TRY to explain to ur mom that they need room? 10g really doesn't take up that much space if u HAD to keep them, could u maybe get that? If not, idk what to tell you, just do the right thing. Oh, and a heads up, well cared for gold fish can live up to 50- 100 years old... goldies in there will live about 5-10 years if very well cared for
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #34
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Yah, my mom is so stuborn and it makes me so mad that she wont let me upgrade to a 10. I've begged her but she can't let me get one. I want you to know tht i love my babies very much. They're like kids to me. Thats something the people on the other forum can't understand.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:08 AM   #35
no, really I do... If your kids could live with you in a box, or you could give them a better home away from u, what would u do?
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:12 AM   #36
sorry I'm being so rude.... What if you found something on craigslist REALLY cheap, then could u get anything bigger, or is it just cuz of the space ur not allowed to? Maybe u could get one its own 5g? Idk... just looking at options..... If u send them to someone on this forum u would no they r in good hands....
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:52 AM   #37
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I have the room and the money to get a 10. But my mom just believes i don't need a bigger one and won't even let me buy a bigger tank with MY MONEY! Isn't tht crazy?
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #38
When you live with someone else and its their house then you have to abide by THEIR rules and if they say NO to bigger tanks or no to other stuff, then you have to abide by that. That may be hard for some people to understand.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:04 PM   #39
No its not.... I just don't really listen to my mom.... thats how I went vegan, and got my first tank! :) lol..... sorry I'm not asking u to disobey ur mom.... just asking u to give away ur fish or sell them on some fish site... or sell them to someone who will be able to care for them properly. I no u love them.... I love my fish, too! trust me! I cry when they die! (I know... u prly think im a freak now) but really its in the fishes best interest to be somewhere will they will get the correct care. I know u are doing the best thing possible for them in ur current circumstances, but u relize u are making their lives 10 times shorter than usual. u are putting them through A LOT of pain! really when they can't grow it hurts alot..... can u atleast give ONE of them away so that they don't have to have a bad life? I know I am being rude, and I am sorry, but really.... I am only doing it cuz its what is best for the fish! I know some people who would be willing to take those fish and give them the lives they deserve....... PM me if u change ur mind and want to do whats right
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:08 PM   #40
Keep your golfish. Keep your pretty 5 gallon tank. After your Mom sees how well you take care of it she will let you upgrade. Be patient. :)
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