Newbie to fish keeping.

Discussion in 'Welcome to FishLore' started by NylonFish, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    Ok I just started fish keeping yesterday. I went to petco yesterday and got a 10gallon tank.
    The guy recommended 4 goldfish. So I filled the tank with water and I added water dechlorinator
    I added 4 goldfish. I think they are a fancy tail gold fish.they are really fat and cute
    Ps. I added a filter too, but I don't think that's needed, but I'll keep it running instead. The fish store owner gave me a bottle of bacteria (called Tertra safe start) and I poured it all in the tank.


    Please give me some feedback on begineers fish keeping.


    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437511009.202680.jpg Here's my tank if you're wondering.


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  2. thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore
    Sorry to say, but there are many problems with this tank :(
    10 gallons isn't merely enough for goldies. 4 would need 55 gallons or more


  3. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    If you want a 10 gallon, you'll need to rehome all your goldfish.

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  4. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
    I agree with the posts above. Hope you enjoy the forum :)

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  5. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

  6. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    Thank you for all the help,I will rehome the fish sometime tomorrow.Where is the best place to rehome my goldfish?

  7. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    Ps. What kind of fish are best for a 10g tank??

  8. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I believe you can still take the fish back to petco, since you got them yesterday. Just tell them that you got wrong information and the fish aren't suitable for the tank.

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  9. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    You could have a single Betta or a group of small fish such as ember tetras or male guppies.
    Have a look at the small fish at the Lfs & write down the names of the ones you like then post them on here & we can advise which may be suitable
  10. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fish Lore!!! Nice to meet you! :D

    A betta would simply LOVE a 10 gallon tank! And, if he's not too mean, you might be able to do some shrimp and snails in there with him! Plus, bettas are awesome beginner fish!
  11. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    I was googling fish and I came up to Koi
    Can I have those? They seem small

  12. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    I heard that if you put two bettas together,they'll start fighting and being aggressive.

  13. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Koi are pond fish, they can get two feet or more
  14. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Even the smallest koi are too big for a 10 gallon. I would suggest some male guppies.

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  15. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    That's very long and big.Now I realized they can't fit.

  16. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    That's why I said a betta, not bettas. One betta might not seem like much, but believe me, they have huge personalities! They act like puppies, very playful, and some can even be taught to do tricks! Mine used to bite my finger lol! :D
  17. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

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  19. NylonFishNew MemberMember

    Is your betta named Charlie?

  20. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Um, no lol! Mine was named Neptune haha! :)

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