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Old 01-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #11 
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Wow, that three gallon is pretty tall. I have one of those Squidward houses in one of my five gallons, and the water doesn't go that far above the tiki house!
Are you getting rid of the three gallon and moving the fish to the ten or are you planning on getting another fish?
I'm going to put my little buddy in the 10 gallon once I buy it. I'm going to keep it as my hospital tank or possibly get a goldfish I don't know yet.

here's where I bought the tank http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-3-...-Pets/13448744

I took out the bubble thing in the middle so I could have room for my filter.

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #12 
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I don't recommend a goldfish in a three gallon. Goldfish have a high bioload and one of those little ones need like, AT LEAST 20 gallons all to themselves.
However, it would make a good hospital tank providing that your fish can reach the surface in it if he or she has swimming issues.
I just don't like those types of tanks with the little surface area. :/
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #13 
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I don't recommend a goldfish in a three gallon. Goldfish have a high bioload and one of those little ones need like, AT LEAST 20 gallons all to themselves.
However, it would make a good hospital tank providing that your fish can reach the surface in it if he or she has swimming issues.
I just don't like those types of tanks with the little surface area. :/
that's why im upgrading
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I figured :p But a goldfish wouldn't work out for long in a three gallon. They don't need the water surface like a betta does but they do need a lot more space.

Generally, the only fish you can keep in a tank smaller than ten gallons is a betta, which is why it's just asinine for anybody to design a tank like that. -_-
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A comet needs 75. A fancy needs 30.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #16 
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I figured :p But a goldfish wouldn't work out for long in a three gallon. They don't need the water surface like a betta does but they do need a lot more space.

Generally, the only fish you can keep in a tank smaller than ten gallons is a betta, which is why it's just asinine for anybody to design a tank like that. -_-
I know there's a guy on the floor above me who use to be my roomie He had a betta in a .7 cube. I was on his butt for the longest time to get a bigger tank. After hearing about the new single room opening up after the holidays he requested a new room thinking he would get the single. Let's just say it came back to bite him Because I was moved to the single Muhahahaha. His betta died by the way .7 gallon cube with a monthly water change. I hate saying this, but that poor fish was better off dead than in that thing.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #17 
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A comet needs 75. A fancy needs 30.
forget the goldfish then. Hospital tank it is!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #19 
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fancy 20 gallons 1st fish+10 gallons each additional. comets 30-40 gallons for the first fish +20 each additional. i would use tetra safe start with bio-spira, plants and a filter if you fish-in cycle. you can fully stock the tank immediately. still check water params. 3 gallons make great plant nurseries and quarantine tanks. just good to have around in case the other tank cracks or something.
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Comets grow a foot. Many Fancies can grow 8 inches. Fancies need 30 Comets need 75. Just like Oscars.
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