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How Many Fish
February 11, 2009
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cath3723
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Hi /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> I would like to know the total number of fish I can keep in my 64 litre tank

February 12, 2009
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Hi cath,

A few more questions for you if you don't mind /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

What dimensions are the tank? I presume it's around 2ft * 1ft * 1ft?

Are you only looking to keep coldwater fishes? If so, what did you have in mind - Goldfish etc?

Welcome to the forums btw! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 12, 2009
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Welcome to the forums Cath! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> That's not an easy question to answer without the extra info Dunc asked for but what I can say is your tank is too small for goldfish!

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February 12, 2009
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Yeah, as Matt says, goldfish really aren't a good pick for the aquarium mostly due to their huge adult size.

Another question I'd quite like to ask is - how long have you been keeping fish? Will this be your first aquarium?

Hope to hear from you soon /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 13, 2009
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QUOTE (dunc @ Feb 12 2009, 11:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, as Matt says, goldfish really aren't a good pick for the aquarium mostly due to their huge adult size.

Another question I'd quite like to ask is - how long have you been keeping fish? Will this be your first aquarium?

Hope to hear from you soon /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Hi

I got my aquarium just before christmas 2008 and yes it is my first aquarium. The size of my aquarium is W=61cm D=32cm H=46cm aprox. So how many fish can my 64 litre tank take? /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

February 14, 2009
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Again it really depends on what kind of fish you want to keep Cath. For example it's not even big enough for a single goldfish but you could have a school of 15 white cloud mountain minnows without problems...

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February 14, 2009
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Hey Cath, thanks for providing the dimensions.

If this is your first tank, I better ask the question - do you definitely want to keep coldwater fish?

If you buy a heater, you make the fish choices massive - thousands of species of tropical fish can be kept in aquaria simply by purchasing a £15 heater for your aquarium.

One thing you might want to do is click the "Knowledge Base" tab right at the top of this page and search through the fishes there. See if there's any fish you like the look of, then maybe we can help you more!

Give us as much detail as you can and we'll do our best to give you a nice, big, appropriate reply /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 16, 2009
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Please find attached a picture of the new aquarium.

QUOTE (dunc @ Feb 14 2009, 12:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Cath, thanks for providing the dimensions.

If this is your first tank, I better ask the question - do you definitely want to keep coldwater fish?

If you buy a heater, you make the fish choices massive - thousands of species of tropical fish can be kept in aquaria simply by purchasing a £15 heater for your aquarium.

One thing you might want to do is click the "Knowledge Base" tab right at the top of this page and search through the fishes there. See if there's any fish you like the look of, then maybe we can help you more!

Give us as much detail as you can and we'll do our best to give you a nice, big, appropriate reply /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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February 17, 2009
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Is that a plastic flame angel? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Just teasing sorry Kath. It looks like you don't have a heater so I'd say a shoal of 12 or so white cloud mountain minnows would do great in that tank. I don't know what the loach boys think but there seems to be plenty of oxygen in there so maybe you could also get a couple of Gastromyzon or similar (these are often sold as "butterfly plec") eventually. Another question. As it's your first tank do you know what I'm talking about when I say "Nitrogen cycle"? Sorry if that's patronising but it's important. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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February 17, 2009
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Aren't all first tanks the most difficult for all fish-loving-starters? The first cut is always the deepest they say. I remember my first tank, juwel rekord 60, 60 l. and I had four goldfish in them. Rhyukins. The pet shop owner adviced me that it would be just a beautiful little gem. But what did I know? Nothing. So these four goldies are now in the juwel rekord 120 tank, 120 l. Lately I added a comet tail goldie (white with a little red and black) and a pleco to it. The tank is perfectly in balance now, qua color (2 red, 2 black, 2 white and the "always in stalk mode pleco"). I am so glad that this turned out so beautiful. But life is always in progression and one day everything is brilliant, the next day everything is in shatters. In my 60 l. tank I now have only 5 corydoras,7 neon tetras and 2 left over zebra danio's. I tried everything in it, guppies, platy's, danios...Just to find my own balance in the tank. You can't put too many in such a small tank, but you also can put too little in it. So the plants take over and it becomes a jungle. Try to find your own balance. Use this wonderful forums wonderful fish-friends and its awesome knowledge base that's for ever expanding and you will one day have your own little miracle gem of a tank. Just grow with it and ask. Ask, even if you think it's a stupid question, just ask. Good luck! /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

March 13, 2009
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Also depends on the filter you have, and the balance that Matt is talking about with the nitrogen cycle and the bacteria culture that needs to be established to bring about the balance. With a powerful filter, your choices would be more. It looks like a 20gallon tank, and you could keep many tetras or platies or danios, if you just had a heater! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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