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Old 10-25-2011, 05:31 PM   #31 
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Wow, lots of comments.

I think i'll prepare for the next five years until i'm out of the house... Should give me enough time, right? :3
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #32 
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That sounds like a very wise decision.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:41 PM   #33 
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Yeah.

I'm not even going to ask mah parents. *Shudders*
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:42 PM   #34 
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I do have to agree with everyone though... you should try to get your goldfish/pleco/cory a proper set-up before trying anything new or getting any more pets.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #35 
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Oh I know. But my parents said he has to grow some before he gets his 55G. And Kia will just stay in the 10G, and get 3 friends and possibly a Betta or 4. (females)
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #36 
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I'm glad about your mature decision to wait a few years before breeding, :D

I doubt your goldfish will grow anymore than his current size. Goldfish excrete a hormone into the water that purposely stunts their growth, that's why people believe that they will only grow to their environment. Smaller tanks means it will build up in concentration very quickly which signals their body to stop growing.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #37 
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But remember just b/c the outside stops, doesn't mean the organs do. This is where fish become deformed and die too soon. Have you explained that to your parents? I would research it and print the facts out about the fish size vs tank size bit and show it to them.

I think you've made an excellent choice Miah, I'm very proud to see you say that :)
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #38 
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Agree with Cajun.

And yes 5 years is enough xD even during, accumulate in a bin labeled "bettas" some of what you need that doesn't expire, like baster, punp, hose... All that. That way it isn't expensive all at once to get all supplies when you do get around to doing it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #39 
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Hey BettaMiah, if you want to breed bettas, the perfect time will come to you, trust me. ;) I'm planning on breeding next month and believe it or not, culling is gonna be the main factor during the process. So yup, if you breed, consider looking at betta standards for a while and start your culling. Taking out bettas even with a bent pectoral fin can save you so much money, and time to jar them if it becomes a male.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:27 AM   #40 
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I agree with Lighterman :) plus, one thing, if you have growth runts (rather than deformed runts which most usually die off anyways) you'll have to separate them from their larger siblings, like I did, to ensure you'll have a larger surviving batch. Plus you never know the smallest could be the prettiest
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