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Old 12-27-2009, 11:51 PM   #11
 
Thanks for the reply! I am going to do everything that I can to get a larger tank except giving away my parakeet. I own the 20 g long tank and it will not cost money to set up. The only problem is I am not sure what to do with the aquarium hat I just bought. I guess just return it or something.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #12
 
You just need to get the Tiger Barbs out of that tank. A 20G is fine. Make sure you get at least 5 more Tiger barbs... they need to be in groups.

And cycle the tank.

When can you get the new one setup? This current tank is just a timebomb until something dies.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:57 AM   #13
 
The only thing that I can do within the next week is to set up the 5 gallon. I know that it is still not enough but it will have to do because it is the only tank that I can secretly sneak up into my room and it will not look much different. It is much bigger though when you compare the two.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
 
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Well here's the thing...do you really think you should be keeping fish if you have to keep it a secret?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #15
 
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I know you said the two frogs were a Christmas present, which, btw, is a horrible present, unless you specifically asked for it. Giving live animals as a gift is always a terrible idea, IMO. But... where did all the fish come from? Did you buy them when you bought the aquarium? Just take them back to the store and tell them you realized you don't have adequate aquarium space at the time. They may give you store credit or something for them.

And tell whoever gave you the frogs to just give you a gift card for a pet store next time, instead of the actual pet.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:28 PM   #16
 
First of all, I am not keeping the fish as a secret. My mom brought me to the pet store to buy them. What I was saying is that she wants to keep the little tank set up (I did ask for a larger one). So if I can't convince her I may set it up while she is not home so she will come home and see that it is not bad. Also, what business do you have saying the frogs are a horrible gift? Did you get them for Christmas? They happen to be a very fun and entertaining gift.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:01 PM   #17
 
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First of all, I am not keeping the fish as a secret. My mom brought me to the pet store to buy them. What I was saying is that she wants to keep the little tank set up (I did ask for a larger one). So if I can't convince her I may set it up while she is not home so she will come home and see that it is not bad. Also, what business do you have saying the frogs are a horrible gift? Did you get them for Christmas? They happen to be a very fun and entertaining gift.
Unless someone explicitally asks for an animal for a gift, it's always a bad idea to just surprise someone with the responsibility of taking care of a living creature. It's not like getting a DVD or video game that ends up covered in dust because you don't care for it... it's a living creature, and with it comes alot of responsibility. If you like your frogs, great. I'm was just pointing out that it isn't very wise to surprise somebody with an animal that they have to take care of as a gift.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:00 PM   #18
 
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I agree, whether it's a puppy (especially if it's a puppy) or a fish, it's good for the recipient to do their own research and then decide. I'm all for gift cards for the LFS, but not the real live thing (because now hoondiggi is running into compatability, stocking, and cycling issues as a result of someone's spontaneous and unknowledgeable purchase). It's hard to wait and not get that instant gratification of, say, stocking your uncycled fish tank (SO hard to wait!). But once it's all said and done we just have to make the responsible choice for the creatures that are depending on us for care, and move forward.
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