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post #11 of 37 Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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These fish all grow. The angelfish will either kill each other as they grow, or they'll become a pair (and that's only if they're male/female, and if they get along). If they're a pair, they'll need about 30 gallons (about 114 liters), and if they aren't, well, they'll need a 55 gallon tank (about 208 liters) and more angelfish to keep the aggression spread around.

Like I said with the goldfish, they're going to get very large, ALTHOUGH: they will stay stunted in a tank like that. the bad news about that is that their organs keep growing, and this severely injures the fish and eventually kills them. I'd return or rehome the little guys into a pond.
what kind of fish can i keep in my tank ? and how many ?


i would like to have an active tank until i upgrade into a bigger one
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post #12 of 37 Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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and im kind of frustrated about what goes with each other and what doesnt
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post #13 of 37 Old 04-27-2013, 09:38 PM
if you take a look at the fish profiles, there's a link at the top of the page, you can usually figure out pretty well what fish goes with what.

Ten gallons is kind of small for most fish. Unfortunately, pet stores give a lot of wrong information, and it causes our fish to suffer a lot.

Personally, in a ten gallon (depending on water hardness and such) i'd put a betta, and some bottom feeders like otos or dwarf cories. You could also do guppies or platies, I believe. There are other options too, I just don't know them all.
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if you take a look at the fish profiles, there's a link at the top of the page, you can usually figure out pretty well what fish goes with what.

Ten gallons is kind of small for most fish. Unfortunately, pet stores give a lot of wrong information, and it causes our fish to suffer a lot.

Personally, in a ten gallon (depending on water hardness and such) i'd put a betta, and some bottom feeders like otos or dwarf cories. You could also do guppies or platies, I believe. There are other options too, I just don't know them all.

what about the number ? like how many fish am i supposed to have in my 10 g tank
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post #15 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM
Honestly (and i agree frustratingly) there's no set number for fish in a tank.after you pick fish suited to the tank size, then you can fins out how many will fit :)

I'm not trying to be mean or discourage you i promise. i just kniw you probably want the healthiest tank you can have. :)
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post #16 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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well i have just bought a new 50 gallon tank and im gonna get 3 more angelfish tomorrow

and with the 10 gallon tank i have im planning to make a school fish in it wut do u think ""?
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post #17 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 04:08 PM
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Well you can keep it for a quarantine tank or for babies that appear... or a Betta for sure.

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post #18 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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how many type of schooling fish is there that can live together ?
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post #19 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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Hi ihitu, welcome to this group. You're in the right place to get some help. I would urge you not to buy any more fish until you straighten out your current situation.

1. Read up on "cycling a tank." This is the process of building up healthy bacteria in your tank that will help break down fish pee. If you go on the home page of this site, then click Freshwater Fish and Aquariums, there is a "sticky" entitled A Beginner's Guide to the Freshwater Aquarium Cycle. I know none of us likes to spend a lot of time reading before we start something, but you will probably save some of your fish from dying if you learn as much as you can.

2. Check here with some of the experts before you add any more fish - they probably know more than the person who's selling you fish.

3. Really read up on the fish profiles of the ones you have. Angelfish are not typically considered beginner fish, so you will need to do some research to figure out how to best handle them.

I love fishkeeping and I started when I was a kid. You did a smart thing coming here so keep asking questions and good luck!
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post #20 of 37 Old 04-28-2013, 06:47 PM
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A ten gallon tank isn't very big for schooling fish. They like to do a lot of horizontal movement so moving back and forth across a 10 gal tank doesn't give them much room. The person who suggested a betta and some bottom-feeders for your 10 gal had a good idea.

I think the reason people hesitate to tell you an exact number of how many fish you can have is because it depends on the fish. A tank that could accommodate 10 guppies,for example, cannot hold 10 angelfish.

Can you tell us now what fish you have in which tank?
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