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cajunmomof4 04-22-2008 03:32 PM

Glo fish questions, set up questions, cycling QUESTIONS>&
 
My 13 year old daughter has caught my aquatic fever. She has maintained a betta in a 2 gallon bowl for a while now and is doing excellent with feeding and water changes. She has room on her desk for a small aquarium and is wanting some pink glo fish.

1. Are glo fish dyed?

2. What is the smallest aquarium that will hold a cycle? I want her to do a fishless cycle to teach her about the nitrogen cycle. We are thinking of going with a 5 gallon bow front.

3. How many glo fish can she put in , and are they hardy fish?

4. any suggestion on other fish to stock if not glo fish

okiemavis 04-22-2008 05:58 PM

Glo-fish aren't died, they're genetically modified zebra danio. I'm not sure they are *quite* as hardy as the normal ones, but I don't think they're particularly fragile.

Flashygrrl 04-22-2008 06:32 PM

Since they are danios, you need at least a 20 gallon for a few of them since they like to swim around like crazy. Unfortunately, not much will fit into a 5 gallon. If you can do a 10 gallon then you could keep some cories or a few tetras (cories don't do well during cycling so fishless is a good choice too)

cajunmomof4 04-23-2008 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Flashygrrl
Since they are danios, you need at least a 20 gallon for a few of them since they like to swim around like crazy. Unfortunately, not much will fit into a 5 gallon. If you can do a 10 gallon then you could keep some cories or a few tetras (cories don't do well during cycling so fishless is a good choice too)

You know I was thinking that last night a simple 10 gallon set up starter kit would be roomier and cheaper that the 5 gallon bow, they actually take up about the same amount of space. I think we will go with 10. I will try to talk her into some tetra. this week end I will take her to get the tank , I think I probably have enough odds and ends here to decorate it and we will start our fishless cycle. THANKS GUYS


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