Hi there. Ok, I am going tomorrow to pick up a 20 Gal
. tank from Craigslist. Comes with the pump a heater gravel and lots of other goodies. I have a one gallon tank right now. I killed 2 goldfish right out the gate in it. Didn't do my home work, and put the poor little guys together in the 1 gal
tank. I never realized having fish, keeping them alive, was such a thing. My son has HUGE 200 gal
tank, and multiple smaller, (meaning 75 gal
and bigger) in his home in MN. He keeps beautiful fish in them. Anyway, after killing 2 gold fish I spoke to the kid. He informed me, just as I need my space, so do fish. I now have a beautiful Male Betta in the one gal
tank. So far, I think he's doing ok. I know when I bring the tank home tomorrow, to fill it, let the water cycle, then test it. (Personally I'm no sure about that, so I plan on taking a sample of the water to my local Pet Smart where they will test it for me free.) Once it is ready for fish,
1. Can I put Charlie, my Betta guy, in with other fish?
2. How long should I let Charlie have the tank to himself before adding any new fish?
3. From what I have read, I would do well to never have more than 15 fish in the 20 gallon tank. What combinations would do well?
These are just FOR STARTERS questions. LOL I have discovered I truely do love having fish, now if I can just keep them alive! Any suggestions and advice are definately appreciated.