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Old 09-19-2011, 09:05 PM   #11
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Oh okay cool, good!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:36 PM   #12
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Definately rehome those kissing gourami's those fish get 6+ inches. Most other gourami species even the dwarfs can get about 3 inches. I would also rehome your goldfish as well. Goldfish are a species of carp and produce a lot more amonia then most fish. Rule of thumb for them 15g/goldfish. They also are cold water and don't need heaters. They may start causing issues in your tank with water quality. They have been known to also pick on other fish because they are scavengers and having no stomachs need to eat 24/7. I love corys they are definately good peaceful fish. Adult size tho can get up to 3 inches. They love to be together so keep that in mind. If you guys are willing to upgrade I think you should do a bigger tank it will give you more room to work with. 10g tanks are awesome for kids learning responsibilty. Be sure to add a few at a time. Stick with the tropical community glofish and corys you have. There are soooo many to chose from and so many colors just do your research and you could have a gorgeous colorful tank where everyone gets along
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:54 AM   #13
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Definately rehome those kissing gourami's those fish get 6+ inches. Most other gourami species even the dwarfs can get about 3 inches. I would also rehome your goldfish as well. Goldfish are a species of carp and produce a lot more amonia then most fish. Rule of thumb for them 15g/goldfish. They also are cold water and don't need heaters. They may start causing issues in your tank with water quality. They have been known to also pick on other fish because they are scavengers and having no stomachs need to eat 24/7. I love corys they are definately good peaceful fish. Adult size tho can get up to 3 inches. They love to be together so keep that in mind. If you guys are willing to upgrade I think you should do a bigger tank it will give you more room to work with. 10g tanks are awesome for kids learning responsibilty. Be sure to add a few at a time. Stick with the tropical community glofish and corys you have. There are soooo many to chose from and so many colors just do your research and you could have a gorgeous colorful tank where everyone gets along
Hehe She said "glofish"
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Welcome! You should definatly get a few more cories, maybe 3 more.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #15
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wow, It is always nice to see a newbie who actualy did research BEFORE adding fish and cycled
GOOD JOB!!! Very proud and happy

Yes, 10g is not even close to being big enough, but thats ok, the bigger tank or smaller fish option is always there

I'm just hypped u guys cycled, that made my day
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Good to know you cycled your tank. Yeah, the cory needs friends and is too big for that tank. If you are SURE you can get another tank soon, then he will be ok for a bit, but he really needs friends to be happy. Glofish would be happier in at least a 20 gallon tank and should be in a school of like 6. Kissers actually reach like 10 inches, so it good you are re-homing them. The 3-spot also needs a new home. But hey, most of us on here made mistakes in the beginning, so its ok. Its good that you are looking for advice on what is best for your fishies.
I should add that there are a lot of awesome "nano" fish that make a great community in a 10 gallon. Some of them are harder to find than your average guppy, but they are out there!
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Thank you all for the great advice!!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #18
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Yeah, i tried to stuff an angelfish, a bunch of glofish and zebra danios, a couple corys, and a gourami in my first 10 gallon 0_0

And 4 goldfish in another *gasp*
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Yeah, i tried to stuff an angelfish, a bunch of glofish and zebra danios, a couple corys, and a gourami in my first 10 gallon 0_0

And 4 goldfish in another *gasp*
It's definitely a learning process!!
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