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Old 07-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #421 
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She's ADORABLE, and that tank is NEAT! I can't wait to see what you put into it. . . a frog. . . or 39. . . would work perfectly! ;)
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #422 
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Lol thanks!! I'm actually thinking of aggressive fish, oscars and maybe some other Cichlids...
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:34 AM   #423 
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Just remember that 55 gallons is still small for a cichlid tank.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #424 
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Really? But it's freaking huge, because of the shape... Blah.... Lol I have no idea then... I might just wait to fill it until I move out. Lmao!
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Oh yes, wait. You don't want the hassle of ANOTHER tank that big being drained and fish being carried around. Gives you some time to thing about what you want better! :)
What's the height? You could do angelfish if it's tall enough. It's too small for oscars though. Goldfish would work, I know you like them. If you want better cichlid advice and ideas than I can give (I know like nothing about them), you can PM our user Tazman about it. He knows like, everything about cichlids of all kinds. There's a lot of aggressive cichlids that are smaller than oscars (but still big), like Jack Dempsey, so don't kick em out of the picture just yet.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #426 
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I'm not sure exactly of the height... Angelfish would be pretty cool. Lol! I wouldn't mind goldfish either.. I've been wanting to look into pearl scales... But I do like orandas too... I wouldn't dare do comets or anything like that. Lol!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #427 
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I just got a new ADF yesterday and put him in a 1 gallon bowl with a small clay pot and a few live plants, I have river rocks for the substrate. I plan on doing regular water changes like I do with my Betta Bowl and my Guppy tank. I do not have a filter or a heater but the house stays around 73 ish.. He hasnt eaten anything yet.. I am afraid I dont have the right food.. The Bloodworms I have are the freeze dried ones and they dont sink.... any way I can get them to sink?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #428 
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You might be able to get them to sink if you soak them for a while before adding them to the tank. You can also try hand-feeding him, or using a turkey baster to get the food directly to him. Wet-frozen foods are a better choice, as some sources say that the freeze-dried type tend to cause bloat. It sometimes takes them a day or two to settle in, moving to a new home is very stressful.

However, I do NOT recommend that you keep this little guy in a tiny bowl without filtration or heat. If you can't afford to get him a proper tank (at least 2.5 gallons, filtered and heated) you really should return him to the store. They also jump - so keep that in mind, also.

Sorry to be harsh. . .


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Old 07-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #429 
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No reason to be sorry for being harsh.. I was under the impression that this would be plenty of room. at least before I started reading more about them. The store said no filter needed and for one frog one gallon was perfectly ok... My husband thinks I have spent to much money on this stuff as it is so I do not have the luxury of getting a bigger tank. However I am going to do my best to make it a good home for him. I was planning on getting some more plants to go in there small ones.. and I heard that filters cause to much agitation in the water for theses guys so I was thinking about making a small DIY sponge filter for him and I can just use the air pump I already have for my Guppies.. but I haven't decided yet.
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How are your guppies housed? You do have to pay attention to the filter, depending on the size/type, it *can* pose a problem - or not, it kind of depends on a lot of factors (including the frog). in a 1g tank - yeah, I really don't know about that at all. . . I'd be worried. They don't do well with constant fluctuations in parameters and temperatures that you'll get in a smaller setup. Do you have a larger tank - like a 10g or even a 5 - that you can house him in with another creature?

It's EASIER to keep them in a species only tank, but it is possible to keep them with other nice fish. I've had mine with guppies, and the main problem I had with that was due to feeding. I hand-fed mine to make sure she was getting enough until I got her into her own tank.
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