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Old 04-20-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
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Hello I have recently joined this forum because I am going to be getting new tropical fish, i havn't had much luck in the past with them and was wondering if you could offer advice to me and tell me all the sorts of things i should look out for and what sort of fish i should get. I have a 10 gallon tank with a filter, heater , themometer and lights.
Please could you give me advice on what I should do in order to keep my fish alive, thank you so much
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
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I'd like to suggest you read the stickie on "fishless cycling" first so that when you are ready for fish your tank will be in the best condition possible.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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Okay thanks for that will do right away!
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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+1 for the fishless cycle. There's a link in my signature. Also, do your homework before deciding you want a certain fish. It's very easy to pick the wrong fish for a 10g. If you have questions, feel free to ask here.
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Okay thank you i was thinking about getting neon tetra first just to try it out
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Neons are a good choice for a 10g after it's been cycled.
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IMO I would like a Zerbra Danio before a neon. Granted, they aren't as bright but they are a much hardier fish. Also i think some cherry barbs would do OK as well.
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