Fish

Discussion in 'The Great Indoors' started by BL4Z3D, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Thinking of getting some fish roommate at college says he has a 22 and a 2 gallon tank. Any fish that are cheap easy to take care of and look COOL AS FUCK?:hello:
     
  2. #2 Outis, Nov 23, 2011
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    Freshwater tanks will be easier to set up but require more maintenance

    Saltwater tanks will be more expensive and more difficult to set up but will essentially self-clean.

    Don't get anything less than 20-30 gallons unless you want like a betta fish. It'll take roughly 30 days for the tank to cycle and reach an equilibrium... during this time it will smell like absolute shit.

    Look up a guide to setting up and cycling a freshwater tank online. Around once a month you need to change out 25% of the water.

    They're a lot of maintenance. I'd get another one if I had the time, but I lost interest when me and my last girlfriend broke up (had an apartment with a tank, she took the tank).

    Koi fish are pretty, but very sensitive. They're easy to kill. One ammonia spike and they're done. Cichlids are cool, too, but be careful of the species. We were sold a Green Terror as another, less temperamental species because of a mislabeled tank and he killed the 3 koi. The only one he wouldn't fuck with was the plecostomus.

    Oh, yeah, get a plecostomus. "Sucky fish". Just don't get more than one. Sometimes they live together OK and sometimes they kill eachother. If you take care of them, a pleco can live 10+ years. Snails are good to have, too.


    DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, GET MOLLIES OR GUPPIES. I've known several people who have and they breed like a rabbit on viagra. Before you know it you'll have an overcrowded tank.
     
  3. Both tanks are a joke to house any Fish.

    If you're going to imprison fish in such a tiny tank, at least get the convict cichlid, it fits the bill, an they are known survivors of bad water quality, which I already assume.
     
  4. Yeah, you really need a 50 gal at least for freshwater. That's what I had.

    I suggested 20-30 as a minimum.
     

  5. Me personally a 50 gallon is a hospital tank, too small for fish to thrive, even guppies.

    Bettas might do well in a 50, as they live in small puddles in the wild, but I still do not like to see fish pace the walls of a tank. That's prison.

    My personal theory is that a fish needs at least 100 times it length to pace a tank, so a 1" fish needs a 100" long tank, for itself, to able to thrive and spawn like they would in the wild. I've gotten many fish to breed using my methods, most kids throw fish and sort of hopes to see if it's compatible.
     
  6. [quote name='"MaxAmmo"']

    Me personally a 50 gallon is a hospital tank, too small for fish to thrive, even guppies.

    Bettas might do well in a 50, as they live in small puddles in the wild, but I still do not like to see fish pace the walls of a tank. That's prison.

    My personal theory is that a fish needs at least 100 times it length to pace a tank, so a 1" fish needs a 100" long tank, for itself, to able to thrive and spawn like they would in the wild. I've gotten many fish to breed using my methods, most kids throw fish and sort of hopes to see if it's compatible.[/quote]

    had no clue you were a fish breeder that's so cool. when i first started reading your post i thought you were against it because it was inhumane or something along those lines :dabs:
     
  7. koi are definitely the shit. my wife and i want to have a koi farm one day.

    a kick ass thing to do is go catch a fish and keep it in your tank! that's the best.
     
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