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post #11 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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ive had my betta in the tank for about 3 weeks and its been fine but it seemed bored itd jsut sit in the middle of the tank and do nothing so i relocated it to a 2 gallon tank on its own with a small heater and a filter

and as soon as i aded the other fish 1 day later 1 of the gourami's is dead =(
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post #12 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 09:02 AM
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Hi Tarek.

It is best that you save your money so you can buy the biggest tank you can afford.:) I'd recommend 15 gallons as the minimum although the larger, the better.:)

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post #13 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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haha yeah birthdays coming up hoping to get a 50 gallon

wat kind of stuff would i need to maintain a tank that size though ??
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post #14 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 09:08 AM
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Basically what your tank really needs.
Filters, lights, heaters and pump for aeration(unless your filter makes turbulent movements).

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post #15 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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yeah lol sorry about that im just worried i dont want all my other fish to die =(
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yeah lol sorry about that im just worried i dont want all my other fish to die =(
I understand how you feel. So I moved this thread so you'll receive quicker replies as much as possible.:D
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.:)

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post #17 of 31 Old 10-23-2006, 02:22 PM
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i would recommend rehoming your other fish as the others have stated. when you added all those fish at once it was probably an ammonia/nitrate overload for your bacteria since they were used to dealing with one betta. its a good rule to add one to two fish per week until you have reached your max number of fish for what your tank can hold. unfortunately, being a 10 gallon owner myself, thats not much. =( good luck with the health of your other fish.

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post #18 of 31 Old 10-24-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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hmm the other fish are like 100% fine now they seem happy
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hmm the other fish are like 100% fine now they seem happy
I'd just move them straight away and never look back. Your fish will never be happy in a 9 gallons tank.

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post #20 of 31 Old 10-24-2006, 11:08 PM
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--Yeah what others suggested -- rehome the fish that are going to be larger than 2 inches as adults :( In a 9 gallon tank you can keep about 3 fish whose adult size will be 3 inches or less. Good luck :)

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