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Old 01-02-2015, 10:01 PM
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To some it may sound cruel but this is only reason i bought the tank its
24" Long 18" High 182 wide

The fish what ever the species will have all the need and more and will be well looked after, plenty of hides etc but i wanted to know what kind of fish i can keep in this tank, the more the merrier really the more movement the more my cat will enjoy watching.
I got a decent filter was hoping to not have to heat the tank though but it is on a vivarium (bci cool side) so will get some heat from there, so what kind do you think i should get? please and thanks in advance for opinions no matter the type.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:26 AM
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A betta! Mine love watching the cats as much as the cats like watching them they really are the best fish ever (I'm biased, I'll admit), charismatic little buggers and come in so many colours
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:28 AM
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Oops, just read the bit about not wanting to heat the tank

I've never much been into coldwater fish, but White Cloud Mountain minnows are cool
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:07 AM
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two garden centers and NONE of them had your suggestions (was willing to get heater) if Betta was pretty enough lol

Ended up going for a wee gold fish.

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:09 PM
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Oh no goldfish are the worst to get. Supplying it is a common goldfish it will grow between 8-12inches in the right environment. It will eventually need a pond and the amount of waste it will produce in your small tank will be uncontrollable. I suggest returning it... And either buying a heater and getting a betta or a small shoal of white clowns mountain minnows.

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:56 PM
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Seconded...Goldfish are really not designed to live in tanks in the house. They get so big and end up stunted and unwell if kept in tanks which are not suited for them.

They are big, messy and best suited to a pond!

In that size tank, with a heater you could have a nice wee group of tropical fish, which would probably be much more interesting to watch!
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:12 PM
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I was under the impression they will just need a much larger tank once it gets bigger around 4ft which i willing to get, I'll see about taking him back then
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:55 PM
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It's the waste as well, they're the muckiest fish ever lol.

If you do want a betta my friend has a fish shop in treforest and has an import of Thai bettas coming in this week, there'll be a lot more varieties and colours than we tend to get over here.

Or if youre on Fb there are a few Betta groups if you prefer UK bred. I don't bother with the fish shops around here for Bettas. Very rarely do they have anything interesting in and when they do they charge a fortune lol. There's also fur and fins up in blackwood which is in the guys extension at his house but is a licensed pet shop.

If you do need a heater let me know as I think I have a spare here somewhere
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:15 PM
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Yeah i returned the little guy today, I'll wait till i get a decent filter maybe (underground one) and heater, I was interested in eel/loache looking type of fish really then some cleaners so theres plenty of activity in there and self caring almost.
Any ideas on eel looking fish i seen a couple but forgot their names.
Only small now but will upgrade tank cause i know how big they get.

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Old 05-02-2015, 11:59 AM
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Eel looking fish could well be a kuli loach. Lovely little things but don't expect to see them that much. They bury in the gravel and "mostly come out at night....mostly" (name that quote!!)

Undergravel filters are a little outdated now. They do work but power filters are a little better and give some movement to the tank. They're easy to set up and maintain. Just remember to wash out the sponges in tank water, not under the sink.

Getting a heater and setting up as tropical really does open up your options so much more. However if its on a vivarium and in a warm room you could get some zebra danios as they tolerate low temperatures pretty well. They don't grow too big (about an inch) so you could get a few (they like being in shoals) and have plenty of movement.

If it is to let a cat sit and watch make sure there's things the fish can get behind and out of line of site, just to make them feel more secure.
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