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Old 08-25-2005, 03:28 PM   #11
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Four goldfish in a ten gallon seemed a little excessive to me.


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Old 08-30-2005, 10:32 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Looks like I had too many fish in the tank although they were small. It was the type 3 for a dollar type. I think guppies or tetras will be my choice because of their color. Will live plants affect anything?

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you might not have enough light intensity for low light needing plants..
they need about 1 watt of light per gallon probibly a bit more for a 10 gallon tank..
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If you bought the typical hood for a 10 gallon tank, that comes with a 15W fluorescent bulb. This will provide more than enough light for many plants such as various Anubias species, African fern, dwarf sags, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Java fern, etc. You can help your plants grow by using fertilizer such as Flourish.

There are a number of fish that can do well in a tank that size although goldfish and angelfish are just too big. You could certainly try a school of tetras such as neons. I'd find a good LFS and see what species they have available. You might also consider some pygmy cories for bottom feeders. They are small enough that you could have 4 or 5 of them and some tetras as well.

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