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Old 07-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #11 
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I read online you could have a max. of 8 fish in a ten gallon. So if bettas arent schooling fish(of course males would kill each other, and mines a male I believe), could I just get a bunch of like mini common fish (like 5) and put them in a ten gallon tank? And put my betta in there also?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #12 
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That was my thought... maybe if you got a half dozen neon tetras you could get away with it. But I am not knowledgeable enough to know for sure.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #13 
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Ok I'll get some neon tetras if they have any, i think they do. Alright well I have to head to the pet store, thanks for all the help! I'll see what I can get!
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #14 
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wait... you are gunna pick up atleast a 10gal tank right? remember thats 20x the size of what you have. it might be a bit more expensive than you think once you get a filter and heater and all that.
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Yeah, as said, you are going to pick up a 10g to put those fish in, right? Also, in the 10g, while the tank cycles, you will need to do about 50% water change a week to prevent the ammonia levels from getting toxic to your fish. It's best to wait a month or so with just the betta in there to cycle it, then add other fish... neon tetras are especially sensitive, so if you dont do waterchanges they will die and you'll have wasted your money. Please remember to think things through and not impulse buy while you're in the store...
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #16 
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bettafish I think hes gone already... I wish him the best of luck.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:41 PM   #17 
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Haha yeah I figured he was, but I posted on the off chance he wasnt :P
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:39 PM   #18 
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Sorry for forgetting to message back. I bought 12 goldfish for 1.50 for my friends first early birthday present. I'm thinking of getting a bigger tank and then I'm gonna get more fish. My friend put all of the goldfish with her betta fish in a 1 gallon tank. I feel bad, but only 2 died so far. Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #19 
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11 goldfish in a one gallon tank with a betta? Wow, those fish are so going to die. I feel bad for them :/
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #20 
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WHY did you buy your friend 12 goldfish to begin with? Does she have a 1200 gallon pond for them? Seriously, neither of you guys should be owning fish until you learn how to use Google.

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