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Old 02-14-2011, 09:19 PM   #51 
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d'awww its adorable XD
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:16 PM   #52 
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You could get rosy red minnows. They look a little like goldfish but their bodies are a lot thinner compared to goldfish. They are cold water fish, eat goldfish food, have low bio-loads, and, heres the best part, they actually stay small and have a maximum size of three inches.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #53 
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that sounds perfect! are they schoolers though?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #54 
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Yes, they school.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:49 PM   #55 
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BLEH...this is so hard. I'm gonna try to get him a ten gal...im just afraid he wont take good care of it...I dont wanna get him a betta because he wont take care of it properly (pretty sure he'll be the whole "I had a goldfish in a 1gal bowl with nothing in it, this thing is gonna be fine without water changes because it has a filter"...he had a GF...Charlie...bleh...hes stubborn too)

I dunno what I'll do. Might try a 5.5 or 10gal with a good filter and a couple tetras or a guppy and some shrimp or something...simple stuff...
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #56 
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Check out long finned red minor tetras. I have long finned tetras in my community with zero problems. They are very pretty, and they carry them at petsmart. Minimum tank suggestion says 10 gallon, I'd double-check, but they are sturdy boogers.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #57 
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@jespenguin: tetras are schoolers arent they? I'm looking for non-schooling...thansk though! =)
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #58 
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Most tropical fish are schoolers. So it will be a little hard to not find non schoolers.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #59 
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mhm...there have been a few posted here...i'm working on it ;)...thanks for the help =D
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #60 
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Actually, when I was little, I had 3 goldfish in a 5 gallon tank (I know, I know, it sucks but i didn't know better at the time), who mated and had eggs. So I guess they were pretty happy/healthy.
You can keep a fancy in a 10 gallon, but obviously he won't grow, and you'll have to do 100% changes every week, or 50% 2 times a week and 100% every 2 weeks cause they poop so much it's kind of amazing. I wouldn't advise keeping a comet or long bodied type, they need much more room to swim, but a fancy just goes in circles anyway around the tank.
Water changes are key, remember! If you don't the water will be so cloudy you can't see the fish :)
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