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Old 07-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #21
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welcome to AA

and if you still dont know what to do

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works 100% of the time =] ( not my pic but i did have some the other night and it was DROOLINGMAZING )
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #22
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@maxima-yeah lol . . .but I dont think the fish themselves would be into that.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #23
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12 gallons isn't much room, I don't think terrapins would work either. I would say a small school of something, like 8-10 tetras and maybe some cories. You could start a thread "12 gal stocking ideas" and you might get better feedback.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:28 PM   #24
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Please don't release them into any waterways, as they can bring disease with them, and do ALOT of damage.
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@logansmomma-thanks for the ideas,I probably will go for a small school of fish but something quite easy.I dont want a heater,bubble maker or to be messing around with the water all the time.I ll research further about the types of fish that would be suitable,starting with the 2types you mentioned,cheers.
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@dkpate-dont worry I already decided against that option.There are plenty people around with private sealed ponds so it should nt be a problem.
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@dkpate-dont worry I already decided against that option.There are plenty people around with private sealed ponds so it should nt be a problem.
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@logansmomma-thanks for the ideas,I probably will go for a small school of fish but something quite easy.I dont want a heater,bubble maker or to be messing around with the water all the time.I ll research further about the types of fish that would be suitable,starting with the 2types you mentioned,cheers.

Well, keeping the water clean is an important part of a successful tank. IMO water changes once a week are necessary. I actually enjoy maintaining my tanks. Heaters aren't that bad, you pretty much plug it in. You can get a small thermometer for a few bucks as well, and just check once in a while to make sure your heater isn't malfunctioning.

Tetras are pretty easy. There is also danios, guppies, mollies, etc. Tons of fish to choose from.

I used to use this site a lot to check out what kinds of fish there are : Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums

you can also user this, AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor but it isn't completely accurate so you might want to check back here with ideas that you have.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #29
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Those are shunbunkin and get just as large as regular goldfish. Anyways, just donate them to a pond keeper they will be happy to receive them. My 7 year old shunbunkin died last year from disease he was 11" at the time. Anyways, with 55g you can easily set up a great planted tank that the dutch are so famous for.
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Well, keeping the water clean is an important part of a successful tank. IMO water changes once a week are necessary. I actually enjoy maintaining my tanks. Heaters aren't that bad, you pretty much plug it in. You can get a small thermometer for a few bucks as well, and just check once in a while to make sure your heater isn't malfunctioning.

Tetras are pretty easy. There is also danios, guppies, mollies, etc. Tons of fish to choose from.

I used to use this site a lot to check out what kinds of fish there are : Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums

you can also user this, AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor but it isn't completely accurate so you might want to check back here with ideas that you have.
Ive been having a look and think 2x White cloud mountain minnow or 6x leopard danio would be ok.Im going to get a thermometer first and check the unheated water temperature in my tank because I reckon its warm enough to not need heating much if at all.When I said I didnt want a heater I was thinking more of running costs than anything,but if the normal room temperature water in my tank is warm enough and remains pretty stable then the heater would only be needed occasionally. The temperature in my living room is always between 18-23centegrade.What do you think of my choice of fish?Do you know of any disadvantages with these types of fish?Btw thanks for the links,well handy!
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