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Old 06-10-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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Is a 2g tank good for anything?

Okay, so I have just started out into the wide wonderful world of aquariums.
I am afraid to say that my start was an impulse purchase - seven 1" fantail goldfish in a 2g (cringing as I write this). Can you believe that the lfs didn't say anything to me?
Anyway, when I got them home I read the enclosed startup booklet and realized that these goldies were in BIG trouble. The next day I purchased a 10g tank and transferred them over (I'm saving up for a larger tank). The tank was still overcrowded and 5 of the fish died of ammonia poisoning.
Anyway, now I am fishlessly cycling the 2g tank. Is a 2g good for anything other than a QT?
I can't stand waste but if it really isn't a good home for any type of fish I will dispose of it when I get my larger tank and can use my 10g for a QT.
Sigh.
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Maybe a betta, african dwarf frog, mystery snail, crayfish, maybe even a couple of cloud minnows. Any of these could "survive" a 2 gallon but I am not sure how "happy" they would be. My betta use to be in a 2 gallon and it never seemed to move or do anything. When I moved the betta to the 10 gallon it was much happier and active, (though I suspect much of this change could be attributed to heat vs space. However the betta does cruise around the entire 10 gallon and is very active in the whole space.
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On pea or dwarf puffer?

Thats the only thing I can think of

Also, keep in mind that goldfish need 10gal per fish when you buy your larger goldfish tank
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A betta would be great for a 2 gallon tank.
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A Betta is good in a two gallon provided you dont get a giant or a faux giant... :P
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Betta, dwarf puffer, white clouds, small killiefish...
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Thanks a bunch - I'll check these suggestions out asap.
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A betta makes a great beginner fish -- they are tough, they are attractive, they are easy to take care of, and they have such great personalities. Stick in a silk plant (as plastic plants can tear their fins) and a cave for him to hide in, and you've got a perfect betta home.
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