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My Little Tigger


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I got him from the markets in this 1 gallon thing and a container of unknown fish food.

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I googled "goldfish care" which led me here, the next day I got this 3 gallon with a little filter and airstone.

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3-4 weeks later and I've managed to get this 21 gallon (80 litres), a filter that does 1000 litres per hour, water testing kit, Hikari pellets and various other fishy things. He/she looks like they are having fun in there, he/she zips around alot :P I already have many other things I plan to get now and hopefully in time a bigger tank so he/she can have a friend.

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He looks quite happy in there. He's a litle bit of a thing, isn't he! You'll have fiun watching him grow--and how great that you researched before there were issues (unlike me--I came to Koko's when I was in trouble). He's a lucky little fish to be in such good hands. :)

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I'm sure Tigger will start to fill up the tank in no time! I moved my little Fluffy into his 20 gallon, 5 months ago and he's now almost 4 inches long without tail!

Good luck and congratulations!

mj

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Thanks everyone! :D I'm so glad I joined.

I'm thinking of adding a plant for him to hang out in, what do you think? also maybe when he's a little bigger I might have to change the gravel just in case he tries to eat it?

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The new set up looks great! I had gravel for years with no problem, they would eat it and spit it out. I think that choking on the gravel is more of an issue for fancy goldfish (though I very well may be wrong). I have noticed that Kitty has a very weak mouth and can barely suck a chunk off of a gel food cube, I have to tear off a tiny piece and put it right in her mouth. I now have coarse sand in my tank so that they can still root around in it without the dangers of my fancys choking.

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He's so adoreable! And so fun to see the new homes he has had and how happy he must be now thanks to your love and understanding.

Now........watch.........him.........GROWWWWWWWWWWW :D

If fish get use to gravel I think they can manage with it. Just a shallow layer is enough. My fish have learned to spit it out. But its true some fish do gag on it mistakenly. I guess its your call there :)

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Awww, he's such a cute little fish in the big tank! I think you should keep the gravel as long as it is kept clean. Adding a live plant is a great idea too! Given that you can keep keep them alive and thriving, they will always improve the water quality. Fish can live without plants, but I think it's like the difference between living in a polluted city and the countryside.

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I've been looking at the Goldfish plants, & how to set up a planted tank board and I'm going to see if I can find some easy plants that are suggested in there, I might just start with one or two.

good work :) nice to see another aussie here :heart welcome :)

Awesome! are there many aussies here?

Fish can live without plants, but I think it's like the difference between living in a polluted city and the countryside.

This made me decide that I'll definitely give it a shot.

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