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Old 10-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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The tank is a 10 gallon. I have 4 adult fish and 2 that are 2 months old. (My sister in law gave me them.) There are plants and stones and figures for the babies to hid in but there are only 6 and the same 6 have been there for over 24 hours now. I don't need babies. My fish all get along. They don't nip at eachother or anything. They school together. It is funny to watch them as they run around the tank together it is like they talk to each other. Fish are fascinating! The guy from the store told me that I could put all these fish in together and not have a problem and that there isn't to many fish in the tank together? Why do you say that there are to many fish in together Hob? I bought the whole tank set. The filter is for a 30gallon tank, but the guy I bought the stuff from said that I will need a bigger filter because the ones for 10 gallon tanks are actually only for a 5 gallon tank. So he set me up with the system I have. I don't know how to take care of fish in detail. This is my first fish tank. They are doing very well! The water isn't cloudy I take my water in every 2 weeks to be tested. I don't know how to do a water change when I need to or anything like that.
You should invest in a test kit the api master liquid test kit is what most of us on here use and trust as for water changes you turn off your filter heater ext.. the take out anywhere from 25%-50% of the water depending on your levels there is a link with a good article that will help with info that you need im not at a computer so i cant get it for you
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:52 PM   #12
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Anything you hear at a pet store should be researched... Mollies like a lot of swimming room which the 10gallon does not provide. A lot of fish stores just want to make a sale. If the fish is suppose to live for 5 years in a proper environment they don't make much money. If they sell that same fish to a smaller tank the fish will get stunted, stressed, and pass away a lot sooner then it's suppose. This way the store sells more fish. The right store would give you an Oscar for your tank. Petsmart trains their employees for selective selling so they can push the product onto the customer.

Now I'm not saying you did anything wrong. It's not your fault. If you research the fish that you have you can find out more about them like schooling sizes, tank sizes, and water param.

As for the babies if you don't want them then don't worry about them. The will just be fish food and if not you can take them to your lfs and get something for them or a store credit maybe.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #13
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Anything you hear at a pet store should be researched... Mollies like a lot of swimming room which the 10gallon does not provide. A lot of fish stores just want to make a sale. If the fish is suppose to live for 5 years in a proper environment they don't make much money. If they sell that same fish to a smaller tank the fish will get stunted, stressed, and pass away a lot sooner then it's suppose. This way the store sells more fish. The right store would give you an Oscar for your tank. Petsmart trains their employees for selective selling so they can push the product onto the customer.

Now I'm not saying you did anything wrong. It's not your fault. If you research the fish that you have you can find out more about them like schooling sizes, tank sizes, and water param.

As for the babies if you don't want them then don't worry about them. The will just be fish food and if not you can take them to your lfs and get something for them or a store credit maybe.
The babies all got eaten as of a few minutes ago. One of my platies was like searching the bottom for them. My fish seem very happy though. I don't fully understand... They swim all through the tank with each other, and get along very well! I will keep an eye on them and if I notice that they are unhappy I will get a bigger tank. But for now they are doing very well!
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Did you research what they need? Looking happy and being happy are to different things. They will get stunted. That is when the internal organs keep growing but the outside doesn't... Very painful on your fish and will cause them to die way before they are suppose to. Fish do not grow to the size of the aquarium...
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I would look into something in the area if a 30 gallon. You can find them pretty cheap and that should give them plenty if room to grow
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