Fish you ignorantly put in a 10 gallon

J. H.

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I had sarasa comets (big goldfish, not egg bodies, and the appropriate number of fins, just extra long, red & white) in with my Dwarf Gouramiis, WCMM, and Giant Cories in my dorm room 10g. They grew quite fast and ate the WCMMs, but did fine in the tank, and where quite healthy with 75% weekly water changes. I brought them home and put them in my 55 at 5", counting fins. Oddly enough, the 4"+ Giant cories died when I moved them to my fully cycled 55.
At one point, there where 6x 5" goldfish, 2x 4" cories and 3x 3" DGs (originally meant to be the centerpiece fish LOL) in that 10g, and everyone was fine.
(My first tank was a 55 - still what I have now. IMO, I prefer a 10, or just about any other tank to 55.)
 
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My mother bought a 5 gallon tank for the family living room in which we put a lot of guppies, sword tails, algae eaters, and a kuhli loach. Was ok for a while until the metal canopy that came with it (!!) started to leach rust into the tank and fish started dying. We replaced the lid but then I introduced a convict cichlid into the tank and things started to go sideways and that's when I got my first, very own 10 gallon at age 9 to house the convict and which I got more convicts and the more (because they started to breed like crazy. I think I had about 8 tanks within a year or two. Early Onset MTS. Ha.
 
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Back when I was in the Army, I made Sgt and moved out of the normal barracks and into NCO housing (two man rooms compared to thirty plus). So I got myself a small tank with a dwarf gourami and a single angel fish. All was fine till the roommate showed up one day with a 6in Oscar in a bucket.....
 

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My story is about a 5 gallon but I figures it fits.
5 gallon
1 dwarf gourami
3 pristella tetras
3 serape tetras, one was a longfin
and 3 black phantom tetras.

Funny story about the black phantom tetras, I had originally meant to get black skirt tetras but while the guy was getting the fish I wanted to keep looking at the fish and not go with him so I told him what I thought they were named. Ended up with black phantoms instead of black skirt tetras.
 
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Well I had a 20 long and I had a snakehead my uncle caught in it (this was close to 30 years ago). Thing grew to be about 2 feet before I had released him (before I knew how bad they were)
 
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Back when I was in the Army, I made Sgt and moved out of the normal barracks and into NCO housing (two man rooms compared to thirty plus). So I got myself a small tank with a dwarf gourami and a single angel fish. All was fine till the roommate showed up one day with a 6in Oscar in a bucket.....
I like this story. I can pretty much imagine the results! Oscar in a bucket is not what gouramies and angels want to hear. :hypnotize

Thanks for your service and belated congrats on your promotion.
 
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my tank 10g with black tetras and mollies. Oh lets not forget the iridescent "shark" which lived in there for a year and grew to 5inches. Anyways my little brother got the net and scooped him up while i was away and left him in there for hours. I came home and was devistated to find the floating cat fish in the net. The next day we burried him i cried. I was hooked on big fish ever since.
 
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