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Old January 29th 06, 10:37 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Hello, my daughter recieved a goldfish in a one gallon tank. This
started my interest and we have just moved him into a 55g with 2
buddies and another to go in when the ammonia spike drops and I can see
that he is healthy. The 1 gallon tank had a little 15 watt bulb for
light. It recently blew and I bought another. I've noticed that the
tank water is getting quite hot. Somewhere between 78-81. I'm keeping
the light off during the day and only putting it on for a hour or so in
the evening when the room temp drops. Any day know the black moor in
there will go into the big tank.

My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.

Anyway, just a thought
Thanks
Mellie

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Old January 29th 06, 11:12 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Good move getting the bigger tank. Put the 1 gallon under it & use it to
hold your nets & nick knacks.

"Mellie101" wrote in message
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Hello, my daughter recieved a goldfish in a one gallon tank. This
started my interest and we have just moved him into a 55g with 2
buddies and another to go in when the ammonia spike drops and I can see
that he is healthy. The 1 gallon tank had a little 15 watt bulb for
light. It recently blew and I bought another. I've noticed that the
tank water is getting quite hot. Somewhere between 78-81. I'm keeping
the light off during the day and only putting it on for a hour or so in
the evening when the room temp drops. Any day know the black moor in
there will go into the big tank.

My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.

Anyway, just a thought
Thanks
Mellie



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Old January 29th 06, 11:27 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Mellie101" wrote in message
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Hello, my daughter recieved a goldfish in a one gallon tank. This
started my interest and we have just moved him into a 55g with 2
buddies and another to go in when the ammonia spike drops and I can see
that he is healthy. The 1 gallon tank had a little 15 watt bulb for
light. It recently blew and I bought another. I've noticed that the
tank water is getting quite hot. Somewhere between 78-81. I'm keeping
the light off during the day and only putting it on for a hour or so in
the evening when the room temp drops. Any day know the black moor in
there will go into the big tank.

My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.

Anyway, just a thought
Thanks
Mellie


How about a couple of African Dwarf Frogs?
They stay small, are purely aquatic, and are fun
to watch. You can toss in some live plants -
you don't have to plant them, just let them
float - and a few small decorations.

If you're interested, be sure to distinguish
between the small, gray, spotted ADF and
the eventually MUCH larger African Clawed
Frogs that look albino.
Here's a link about the ADFs:
http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/mypets/dwarfs.html

Gail
San Antonio TX


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Old January 30th 06, 04:58 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Mellie101" wrote in message
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Hello, my daughter recieved a goldfish in a one gallon tank. This
started my interest and we have just moved him into a 55g with 2
buddies and another to go in when the ammonia spike drops and I can see
that he is healthy. The 1 gallon tank had a little 15 watt bulb for
light. It recently blew and I bought another. I've noticed that the
tank water is getting quite hot. Somewhere between 78-81. I'm keeping
the light off during the day and only putting it on for a hour or so in
the evening when the room temp drops. Any day know the black moor in
there will go into the big tank.


Goldfish can handle water that warm although it's not ideal.

My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.


How about a few male guppies for color and movement along with a plant and a
small decoration? If you can cut back on the aeration (no wild bubbling)
you can put a betta in such a small tank.

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Old January 30th 06, 06:39 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Mellie101 wrote:
Hello, my daughter recieved a goldfish in a one gallon tank. This
started my interest and we have just moved him into a 55g with 2
buddies and another to go in when the ammonia spike drops and I can see
that he is healthy. The 1 gallon tank had a little 15 watt bulb for
light. It recently blew and I bought another. I've noticed that the
tank water is getting quite hot. Somewhere between 78-81. I'm keeping
the light off during the day and only putting it on for a hour or so in
the evening when the room temp drops. Any day know the black moor in
there will go into the big tank.

My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.

Anyway, just a thought
Thanks
Mellie


You could keep a betta if you consistently change most of the water
every week. There are also some pygmy rasboras I've seen that would
probably do well. If you keep neons, I'd stick to three. Nothing will
have much swimming room in that size tank, and there isn't much margin
for error on the water changes and cleaning.

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Old January 30th 06, 05:11 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Hi..

[...1g tank...]
My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish
in it.


You could but shouldn't better do that.. ;-)

I would recommend life plants (elodea, java moss) and a
maximum load of 5-7 small tropical freshwater shrimps.

know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's?


Minimum: A 6-10g tank for 6.

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Old January 30th 06, 05:42 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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My question is, could I keep some very small tropical fish in it. I
know it is very small but thought maybe 6 neon tetra's? Hate the
thought of a tank sitting empty. Once the gold fish get big it wont'
even work as a hospital tank.


Not well. One small Rasbora maybe...

A betta?



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Old January 30th 06, 09:03 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Hi, thanks for the help. Now thinking along the lines of a Beta.
Always feel sorry for them in pet store. Silly question, but will one
out grow a 1g. I know they like small spaces but don't want to put
myself in the same position as we did with the gold fish.
Thanks again
Mellie

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Old January 30th 06, 10:41 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Mellie101" wrote in message
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Hi, thanks for the help. Now thinking along the lines of a Beta.
Always feel sorry for them in pet store. Silly question, but will one
out grow a 1g. I know they like small spaces but don't want to put
myself in the same position as we did with the gold fish.

======================
I don't believe they "like" small spaces as much as they can adapt and
survive in small spaces if well cared for. No, they will not outgrow a 1g
tank or jar.
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Old January 30th 06, 11:34 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Mellie101" wrote in message
ups.com...
Hi, thanks for the help. Now thinking along the lines of a Beta.
Always feel sorry for them in pet store. Silly question, but will one
out grow a 1g. I know they like small spaces but don't want to put
myself in the same position as we did with the gold fish.
Thanks again
Mellie


They don't get very large, max about 2" body.
Neither do they tend to live very long (at least,
not in my experience). Often when you buy one
in the store it's already an adult. See if you can
find a juvenile - smaller. Oddly enough, one
of my local Petsmarts had a number of
juvenile females. Females can be hard to find. I
bought two to keep in separate community tanks.

Gail


Gail


 




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