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Ok I just started fish keeping yesterday. I went to petco yesterday and got a 10 gallon 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.jpgHere's my tank if you're wondering.


 

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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


 

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


 

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


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


 

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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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NylonFish said:
Ps. What kind of fish are best for a 10 gallon tank??
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
 

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

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


 
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BornThisWayBettas said:
Welcome to Fish Lore!!! Nice to meet you!

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


 

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KoI are pond fish, they can get two feet or more
 

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NylonFish said:
I was googling fish and I came up to Koi
Can I have those? They seem small
Even the smallest koI are too big for a 10 gallon. I would suggest some male guppies.


 
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Coradee said:
KoI are pond fish, they can get two feet or more
That's very long and big.Now I realized they can't fit.


 

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NylonFish said:
I heard that if you put two bettas together,they'll start fighting and being aggressive.
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!
 
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BornThisWayBettas said:
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!
Is your betta named Charlie?


 

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