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Old 02-25-2011, 03:20 AM   #11
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My Gold fish died. I now have an empty 1.5 gallon bowl that is kind of useless. If I had an honest person selling me the fish I wouldn't have bought them. I feel bad that once I found out what they needed it was too late. My only comfort are my Cichlids. They are striving and I have learned in a short time what they need and like. I may have messed up with my Goldfish but at least I am doing the right thing now.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:29 AM   #12
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i ended up buying a betta from my sister because i felt so bad for it,she kept it in a half gallon vase and almost always forgot to feed it,and never changed its water.i couldnt save it though,it was too sick(no,i didnt leave it in the vase,i moved it too my 20 gallon)
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I fantasize about vomitting all over those in my petco. Try selling 'em then! muahahahaha
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:28 AM   #14
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I fantasize about vomitting all over those in my petco. Try selling 'em then! muahahahaha
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #15
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that is an amazing idea
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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That would be epic, same thing at Walmart, rows upon rows of beta fish...in cups...
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:49 PM   #17
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I just rescued one 2 days ago! It was either getting flushed, or going into one of those things. Now it's swimming happily in my 10 gallon. It always amazes me, the the rumors about bettas. When i was taking mine home, everybody was telling me "don't put that thing in a community tank, it's aggressive!" and I just nodded, but they don't get what great community fish they can be!
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I'm not a fw person so i couldn't say. But what many of those stores do to livestock is sick.
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I'm on my first tank right now. I got my six dalmatian mollies from my girlfriend, who kept them in a one gallon, neon-pink, Petco-branded plastic box.
The water was green and the fish were steadily declining in health.
They now live in a 30 gallon tank with excellent filtration and plenty more room to swim around in to make up for their cupboard of an original tank.
I've treated them of both freshwater velvet and a nasty fungal infection.
For being a beginner, and each molly being roughly one inch, I'd say that was a nice upgrade. ^^
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I just rescued one 2 days ago! It was either getting flushed, or going into one of those things. Now it's swimming happily in my 10 gallon. It always amazes me, the the rumors about bettas. When i was taking mine home, everybody was telling me "don't put that thing in a community tank, it's aggressive!" and I just nodded, but they don't get what great community fish they can be!
They can be quite aggressive, but like anything its very dependent on the fish. I've had one I've kept in a tropical community tank for a little over 2 years. My grandmother recently bought one for her 20g tropical community and it killed her dwarf gourami and got one or two guppies before she returned it to the LFS.

They do have the potential to be aggressive and I think that needs to be taken into consideration.
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