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Old 07-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi!

I think all the half way witty intros are taken so I go with the standard. I was given a small 4 gallon aquarium as a graduation gift this June and although I only put 3 fish in it I really like it.

So last week I bought a 12 gallon tank and after running it for few days a put guppy in it 3 days later he is still alive.

I joined this community so that I could get advice about what kind of fish I can put in my tank and what I can do to make sure that they stay healthy.

I would like to put a lot of very small fish in this tank, like a school of tetras. Or if my tanks is too small for that what kind of fish can I get that would have the same kind of look?

My tank water is naturally 78-80 degrees. Living on the Texas coast means that it doesn't really get very cold so I am thinking that tropical fish are probably best. What do you think?
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA! I think a school of tetras would be great along with a school of cories.
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Welcome to AA!

Please read the article in my signature about the nitrogen cycle. Your tank, being new, has to go through this cycle, and in order to keep the fish healthy that you have you'll need to monitor it.

Post your specific questions in the FW-Getting Started section as there's tons of members anxiously waiting to help you out!
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Welcome to AA. Cycle and then a school of neons and cory's would be cool.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #6
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Hehehe once you get the bug for fishes you want to go bigger bigger bigger
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Hehehe once you get the bug for fishes you want to go bigger bigger bigger
I caught that bug and I'm still young.. I'll end up having a 10000 gallon aquarium someday O_O
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:13 AM   #8
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tetras are a great beginners fish. get a school of neons or serpaes or something.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:06 PM   #9
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Welcome to AA!

As Neilan pointed out, please cycle the tank first. It will save you a ton of headaches down the road. As far as fish, I agree that small tetras could work. Maybe neons or embers, a few danio species could work as well. Pygmy hatchets, cories, etc. There are a surprising number of nano fish options if you're willing to look and be patient.
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Welcome to AA! Good advice above from HN1. Agreed completely.
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