[quote=kangster;968429] said :"goldfish (coldwater fish) and bettas (tropical fish) do not belong in a same tank...
and 4 goldfish in a 10 gallon tank is too many...they will produce so much waste
many algae eaters usually get really big...
man these are so many bad news...
and when you get a test kit get the liquid type not the strip kinds...
i got into this hobby not too long ago thinking "how hard fishkeeping can be"
well it is not hard but it is not as simple as tank + water + fish and yes i also found this out the hard way...but the more i learned about the fish the more i got drawn into this hobby
never walk into a LFS
(local fish store) and get whatever fish that appears to be pretty...always do a thorough research about the fish (compatibility, hardiness, food requirement, temperature, etc)"
Wassdevil writes : thanks for all the help but i don't have goldfish in the tank!! The local fish store had the fish separated by groups, i didn't pick just "pretty fish" as you had said. I picked what was recommended out of the peaceful section. My male beta isn't attacking the other fish he just swims too close to the algae eater every once in awhile. I have had several beta's before and never had a problem with them getting along with the other fish. I am more frustrated with the rude comments then i am with the fish tank. I have never had an algae eater grow huge on me before and (for the gold looking fish)the fish name that was wrote on the bag when i bought them was incorrect when i looked it up. I got them too out of the peaceful section and was reassured they are very peaceful and get along well with others and so far thats proven out to be accurate. I just want to know what they are. I have a filter that's good for 10-20 gallon tanks and a water heater. I keep a close eye on the temp and i i change about a 3rd of the water in the tank when i clean it. I just took some pic's of the tanks...thanks for all your help!
The fish in question
The pretty boy