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Old 08-12-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Need Help Starting Fish Tank

I won a small goldfish at the state fair last weekend and bought him a 10 gallon tank. I didn't cycle the tank and I just put him in there with a filter and some of the water conditioner. The fish seems ok but his fins are tucked and he swims into the side of the tank a lot. What are some things that I need to do so that he doesn't die and is happy? Thanks
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:21 AM   #2
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Here is a great section to learn more about keeping GF...
Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds - Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community

and why he needs a bigger tank...29G Long would be the next or 40G breeder tank
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ve-265871.html

Which kind of GF do you have, a Comet?

You need Prime water conditioner and get the little bit bigger bottle if you can because with a GF and a fish in cycle you will need it and get a pack of eye droppers so you can use the correct amount of it, otherwise one tends to use much more than necessary.

And here is some info about the "fish in" cycle...
Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side - Aquarium Advice

That ought to get you started!!!

In my signature below are some additional things about learning how to keep fish...
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