Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-12-2020, 09:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1
My first fishtank ever

Hi people how's it going? I'm new to fish keeping. I have a ten gallon rectangle. It has a 20 gallon marineland bio wheel filter and a 40 gallon capacity air pump with 4 inch flat airstone. It's gravel bottom. It started off as a single goldfish tank. My gf bought 7 neon tetras and 4 guppy and 2 panda corydoras. The fish have all lived together about 2 weeks now. I change out a half gallon or just under every day to help keep the water clear. Today I decided to go to the pet store and found marimo moss balls and added 2 2 and 2 1 inch balls to my tank and 5 ghost shrimp. I plan to add 3-4 more moss balls and a new leafy plant or 2 for the tetras and guppies to hide around. I have one cave but I'm adding another in a week or 2.
So my questions are 1) can I afford to have 1-2 more panda corydoras and another 5 ghost shrimp or will it be overcrowded and uncomfortable for all of the life in there now?
2) what leafy plants can I add to help contribute to water cleanliness?
The goldfish is not aggressive. It acts like it's smaller than the smallest tetra but it's 3 inches.
I also have 5-1 test strips. Just bought them never used them. So any help there would be good. I can read and understand the results I don't know how to correct them if need.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	15815579094382994295803743423790.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	165.1 KB
ID:	315231  
__________________

__________________
Smokeskrene4207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SaraB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,092
Hi. Goldfish get pretty giant (6"-12") and aren't a good match for smaller tanks.
All live plants will contribute to keeping water clean. Just stick to the ones labeled low light or bigginer and you should be fine. Anubias is my favorite.
__________________

__________________
SaraB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 01:19 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3
Gold fish will eat most greens. Java ferns they do not eat.
__________________
TimP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 01:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3
Goldfish do not eat Java ferns

Gold fish will eat most greens. Java ferns they do not eat.
__________________
TimP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
first fish, fish, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fishtank within a fishtank! em1981ma Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 4 11-21-2015 08:14 PM
From a fishtank with live plants to a planted fishtank MarkP Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 07-03-2006 11:55 PM
First ever post and first ever tank. taygolf Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 11-02-2005 04:53 PM
my first real fishtank MrMiyagi Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 20 07-15-2005 12:19 AM
First Fishtank in 6 or 7 Years... Mayonnaise Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 43 04-19-2004 08:39 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.