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normans1
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how many fish
« on: August 16, 2011, 12:43:32 PM »

hi all I have a small 16lt tank and want to put some small goldfish in can somebody confirm how many as have had different results from 3 shops
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nabi
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 01:51:09 PM »

The reason the goldfish you see in the shops are small , because they are just babies, a few months old at most.  They can grow to be over 6 inches so you need 20 gallons   for 1 goldfish and 10  gallons for each  additional goldfish. 

If you want to keep the 16liter tank, you can put a single betta fish there or some small tropical fish species like neon tetras. Be sure to research the adult size of any fish you intend to purchase, because a tiny baby fish you see in the shop can grow to several feet long as an adult.
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fshguyktown
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 09:19:15 PM »

Yeah I agree a betta would be great for that size tank.....maybe even two pretty female bettas, they are not aggressive and come in a large variety of colors too.
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Nossie
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 10:50:58 AM »

There's no such thing as a "small goldfish" Tongue Even the smallest varieties will end up being 6 inches minimum.
You'll have to keep a small shoal of tropicals in that tank.
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 11:45:08 AM »

Fishguy...NO!!!! Angry No female bettas together in less than a group of five in a ten. They can be just as aggressive as the males!! Sometimes that doesn't even work out! In sororities, the aggression is spread out. So, no.
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normans1
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 12:04:28 PM »

thanks all - looks like it will be tropical fish then   
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Nicole
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 01:59:53 PM »

I've heard from other members that betas actually do well in a bowl, as opposed to goldfish.
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fantailer
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 03:41:36 PM »

Nicole in my experience yes they do fine in bowls. But I think a betta deserves 2 gallons or more Chronos lives in a 10 gallon right now.
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 05:05:19 PM »

Well,yeah they do do fine in bowls, but not two females! Two females wouldn't get along in less than a 50 gallon! One would be bullied to death... Cry
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 05:20:07 AM »

Yeah they kill..
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BronzieTheMoor
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 11:17:30 AM »

Yep.
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fshguyktown
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 08:37:37 PM »

I had 6 females in a 29 gal with neons for 2 years and they were very nonagressive. They also got larger than i knew females would get....and were in perfect breeding condition... but i was not sucessful :-( .I guess it really just depends on the fish... another idea is couple of guppies. :-)
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Re: how many fish
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 12:28:33 AM »

Mountain Cloud Minnows?


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