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Old 03-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Ive got a choice to make

I'm going to petsmart today and need to decide what to get. I have right now three black skirt tetras and a male guppy. Im eventually gonna have 6 of them and 4-6 zebra danios, but I'm not sure which to buy today. I'm definitely gonna get a female guppy, but I don't know wether to get 3 more black skirts, or three or four zebra danios. What would you guys do?
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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How big is the tank and what other livestock is already in it?
I'm a saltie, but figured I'd get the information that others will want to know.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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10 gallon, but that's temporary. It's gonna be a 29 gallon this summer. Right now I just have 3 black skirts, and a male guppy.
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10 gallon, but that's temporary. It's gonna be a 29 gallon this summer. Right now I just have 3 black skirts, and a male guppy.
Personally I'd get the black skirts for a tank that size - I currently have 2 danios - they really need space to chase each other - I have a 46gal. The black skirts school more and don't chase each other. JMO
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Cool! Well, as it turns out, i just got the male guppy, since the idiot at the pet store believed in the 1 inch per gallon rule, and wouldn't sell me 3 more tetras. I hate being 13!
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IMO is wait until you upgrade. Would you be ready to do daily water changes if something was to go wrong with the ammonia or nitrates until you are able to upgrade?
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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Ya, but it still stinks. It's not so much that he said I couldn't have it, it was more his reasoning for it. I mean honestly! The inch per gallon rule basically states that you can keep a common pleco in a 24 gallon tank!
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Cool! Well, as it turns out, i just got the male guppy, since the idiot at the pet store believed in the 1 inch per gallon rule, and wouldn't sell me 3 more tetras. I hate being 13!
I know what you mean, as I'm a 14 year old girl. The 20 year old guy at the lfs told me bolivian rams will get to about 8 inches and will eat my platy. I was just thinking, "Um, no, it will get to 3 inches and is a peaceful community fish."

About the fish though, I'd just wait until you upgrade in the summer. You don't want them to be cramped, and you don't want them to all be stressed when you move them from the 10 to the 29.
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Ya. Still just irked me.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #10
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Ya. Still just irked me.
yeah ii hear you just because were young dosent mean were ingorant befer i get into a hobby ii drown my self with info for months

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