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Get info before you buy...
« on: April 19, 2011, 06:21:29 PM »

New to site just wanna say hello to everyone very good info.

as the topic says get info before you buy any fish it's better if you know what your getting yourself into before hand.

I have a 10gal after cycling it for 7 weeks yay! was ready for some fish so after thinking of what type of fish we wanted my 2yr yells out GOLDFISH!!! dadda so I said ok put your coat lets hit the pet co.
 so I ask the the young lady that works there would a 10 gal tank be ok for 4 goldfish she said sure so we get the 4 went home float the bag over the tank after 1hr drop them in my son was sooo happy so was I my son stood there for 2 hrs just looking at them lol

on the 2nd day I notice 2 of the fish had some type of white fuzzy patch on there scales to me looks like fungus of some sort so I got fish meds out drop 1 powder packlet every 24hr for 4 days most likely I might do 7 days just to be sure they get cured.
 day 3 notice some of the fuzzy patch its clearing up and it is on the floor of the tank so use a turkey sucking thingy to get it out. so now what I'm reading is 1 goldfish needs 10gal so now I have a 2nd tank that we had for a bit in the closet I'm cycling that one now and will move 2 of them to that tank once the cycling is done as they grow I will get them 55gal So knowing the right info from a good source always helps do a little of collecting data on your own then going with non-exp.

 Thanks to this website and all the info each of you have shared
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Re: Get info before you buy...
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 08:22:18 PM »

Yes, that happens all the time.  When I bought my 10-gal they told me I could keep 2-3 goldfish in there.  They told me to buy a larger tank when the fish started to look 'uncomfortable'.  Fortunately, I planned on getting a larger tank and wanted to just learn with the 10-gal, and it all turned out well and my goldfish only stayed in there for a short time.  I learned about cycling, water changes, quarantine, disease, and medicine all very quickly.  Smiley

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Re: Get info before you buy...
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 03:32:42 AM »

I'd say, that if you can, you should try to get the 55gal asap! Even if the goldies are still small, they need space! They're incredibly messy fish, so really, it'd just be easier for you to take care of one big tank instead of two small ones Wink
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Re: Get info before you buy...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 09:56:04 AM »

I went through the same thing which cost me a lot of my little fishy friends and money. I now have a 50 gal with a happy fish.

My story.....

When I finally saved up enough money to buy fish supplies i went to the nearest petstore and asked the store worker for some helpful advice. Long story short i walked out with 2 goldfish, pink rocks, and a goldfish bowl. I got home set my bowl up and but them on the table. I then joined this website and found out that goldfish cannot live in fishbowls because they need filteration and a bubbler for air. I started crying because i didnt want to loose my fish so my dad got out his minnow bubbler and i put that into the fish bowl. The next day i went back to the pet store and bought a 10 gallon tank to work for the moment. I didnt talk to the guy who let me buy a fish bowl for goldfish. Now thier fine and living healthy. It was a messy experience.

My lesson learned was that always do your research before getting yourself into something you know nothing about.
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