09-12-2010, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Romad
Hello and welcome to the forum. It's fun to set up a new tank :)
Not to rain on your parade but how did you decide on which fish to put in the tank? I'm asking because goldfish are coldwater fish and the other fish require warmer temperatures. And depending on how large some of them can get, they might require a much larger tank in the long run.
Same goes for the pleco (if he's a common) - they get quite large as well. And to top it all off, goldfish and plecos are notorious poopers especially when full grown.
Thanks! We are having a lot of fun with the fish tank. Well we started with the goldfish because my daughter had picked him out, but Basically, for all the fish, we each (all 3 of us) picked them out because we loved the look of them. We were told that the goldfish would do well in a topical tank even though they prefer cold water. So far, they are all very healthy looking and doing very well. This is just our starter tank, when they out grow the 32 gallon (or maybe even sooner) we are going to get a much bigger tank. This tank was given to us for free so we thought it would be a great starter tank for now, and then upgrade when they get bigger.