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what to do what to do? I currently have a small goldfish. Iv had it for 3 weeks... and discovered that i cant have goldfish because my room temp. is always high and makes the water too warm (78+) (i have reptiles and heat lamps). so i will be finding a new home for my goldfish... and then i will have an empty 10 gallon tank... and i dont know what i want to do with it...i was thinking a small catfish... then after browsing the forums i noticed the vivariums... i really dont know what to put in my tank... im not really fond of any of the smaller minnow like fish... like tetras, rasboras, danios, etc. and would be content with a single fish that is very interesting and has much personality... i really have no clue right now. any ideas on tank layouts, fish, creatures etc?
 

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you could get a shrimp?

and a couple of apple snails,
and if you want personality, 3 or 4 corydoras ( maybe the pigmy species or a peppered corydoras ( C. Paleatus ) or C.aenus.

hope this helps.... :D
 

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my room is usually around 78 or 80... which i thought was bad for a goldfish... but then again i dont really know a lot about goldfish i have never had them before... i do know that they stress me out and i always think they are going to be dead when i come home...
 

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I would avoid goldfish at all costs unless you are prepared to do a daily water change as part of the tank maintenance. 10 gallons is far too small even for a single goldfish. I'd stick to the other options. There are tetras, barbs, white clouds, rasboras and loaches for you to choose.
 

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Yeah, i wouldnt keep the goldfish, they are huge waste producers. Vivaruims are nice, when you figure out what you want to do. you could try a newt or a frog or something.
 

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Here's one by Kathryn.:)
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2842

I'm sure Kathryn would be very happy to see you join her club into keeping fire-bellied newts.:) I've seen those nice creatures before but never had a decision in my mind to keep them.:)
 

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hmm you could have like 4 otos in that tank as long as you can create algae. Or cories (cories are very funny fish) or a mossy shrimp tank, or a newt tank, or a minnow tank. The possiblilities are endless
 

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I'd stick to the other options. There are tetras, barbs, white clouds, rasboras and loaches for you to choose.
yeah as i already stated i am not fond of the small minnow like fish... i had some when i was little, they all died and ever since i really dont like them... and i know ten gallons is too small for my goldfish even though i do water changes every three days and my water is always perfect... that is just waaaaaayyyyy to much work! gosh... i am still so lost haha.
 

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how much care is involved with the newts? i only have time for once a week cleanings... so if they need anything more than that... im afraid i cant do it.
 

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and i know ten gallons is too small for my goldfish even though i do water changes every three days and my water is always perfect...
This is just wrong. There's no such thing as perfect. How would you assume it was perfect when there are lots of factors that interfere with the water parameters?

I'm still not going to recommend goldfish in a 10 gallons. It's way too small for a single goldfish.
 

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Oh ok, Musho. Now if only Kathryn is online, then she can offer to help you with the newts. She seems to be the only member here who keeps newts right now.
 

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blag! once again... mauled by moderators! i was on another fish site and got mauled by moderators who just wanted to tell me about how i was torturing my goldfish... look i KNOW it needs a new home that is why i am not keeping it! its very small right now and i will move it within the month. I know the situation... thats why i am asking for help. please refrane from making comments about the goldfish tank issue... please... im here for help not a scolding.
 

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But I did not try to scold you on that goldfish issue.:question: I was giving you some information you may need. In no way would I ever think you were torturing the goldfish. It is a common mistake which we usually have when we start the hobby but most of us want to avoid you from getting problems hence we correct most of the things you posted.:) Lol...Don't worry too much. There's no mauling needed. We correct the mistakes so you, guys, won't have a difficult time trying to solve the problems if ever they arise.:)

Have a good time.:wave:
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im sorry im a bit jumpy from the last forum the moderators were nasty... i just get a bit frustrated when people tell me something already know. i dont like snapping at people but when someone is telling you something you have heard again and again and are already in the process of fixing the problem its a bit irritating. sorry for sounding angry or whatever... hope there are no hard feelings.
 

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im sorry im a bit jumpy from the last forum the moderators were nasty... i just get a bit frustrated when people tell me something already know. i dont like snapping at people but when someone is telling you something you have heard again and again and are already in the process of fixing the problem its a bit irritating. sorry for sounding angry or whatever... hope there are no hard feelings.
Oh, of course not.:) No hard feelings here either.:) I understand people are frustrated when they get turned off by the same replies from several people.:)

Lol...Not sure if you really want a tarantula escaping and running around your house.:crazy:
 
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