I've made it a year without obsessing over getting a new tank...until today. :) I got a 10 gallon tank a while ago and when I did, it was a toss-up between what fish to put in it. I opted for tropical fish. Well, I have always liked black moors (I like big fish :D ) and I literally cannot fit another tank and stand into my room, so I thought maybe I could put it on my dresser. It is solid wood, so I would think it would be okay. I just wouldn't want it to start to bow under all that weight. :) Anyone ever do this before?
Well, since you are asking in a fish care forum, I feel obligated to tell you that 10 gallons will not keep a goldfish alive and happy. 20 gallons for one, 30 for two... Its really not about what you think, it's about what's good for the fish. A filled ten gallon is 100lbs, and with gravel etc its probably 110-120. Sit on your dresser, does it feel sturdy?
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Ten gallon really isn't good for a gold fish. I had several of them. They die short lives. They will only live two years at max in a ten, provided you do water changes once a week.
Because all Gold fish produce more ammonia and nitrates then other fish. Thus the higher gallon per fish with these guys. You would eventually kill him with a slow and painful ammonia induced death....
Think tiny cup with walmart Betta..... That are slowly dieing because of there cruel conditions....
As for the stand, sure. Mine is a solid Oak night stand, it holds a ten gallon fish tank quite nicely.
If you like Large fish, but only want a ten gallon. Upsidedown catfish get 4 inches and min is a ten. also a male dwarf Gourami is also a min of ten.
5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats