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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my dad a sucker fish as a suprise for his tank. Dad loves him! My baby brother named him Jack. Anyways, my little aquarium is so tiny, maybe 3 gallons. I might get some aquatic frogs for it, but I was thinking about getting a larger tank and getting something more exciting in it. Maybe some goldfish, a shrimp, or crabbs. What do you think? Anyone here with a small tank? A big one? Should I do it? Where did you get your tank? What aquatic pets do you have?

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3 gallon tank is not big enough for a pleco. You definately need a bigger tank.

If you go with Goldfish try to stick to only a few as they are pretty "messy". If you go freshwater go with something docile like a molly. I'd steer clear of the crabs and/or shrimp.

We have a 125gal freshwater and a 37gal sw. We got both tanks at a fish store in Tucson. The freshwater is all chiclids and the sw only has 2 maroon clowns and a royal gramma.
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Three gallons is much too small for most species of fish, except maybe a betta. Goldfish require at least 10 gallons for the first fish and 15 gallons for each additional fish. They get really big and need LOTS of room.

I would get a betta and maybe a live plant for your 3 gallon tank, if I were you.
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I too would not get goldfish. That is a very small tank. A betta, or maybe some small tetras would be okay.

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3 gallon is really only suitable for a betta or at a push a small coloney of white cloud minnows but thats about it maximum as frogs tend to get quite big as do most other fish! If i was you i'd plant it up and get a nice male betta and he will be quite happy in there on his own

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 07:19 PM
 
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If you get the African Dwarf frogs, they would do good with 1 or 2 in that small of a tank. They are also really funny to watch. They dont get big either. Also, a betta is good. Other than that, you could go to the store and get a 10 gallon aquarium for less than $10 and then you would have much more options.
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Three gallons is much too small for most species of fish, except maybe a betta. Goldfish require at least 10 gallons for the first fish and 15 gallons for each additional fish. They get really big and need LOTS of room.

I would get a betta and maybe a live plant for your 3 gallon tank, if I were you.

Yeah...I have nothing in there.

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I even have my betta in a 5 gallon ... but that's about all you can put in a 3 gallon. I wouldn't even put 1 goldfish in a 10 .. they really do need bigger.
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I have 2 goldfish in a 2.5 gallon, they grow to the size of the tank so they wont get any bigger than they already are. most ones you buy in a pet store will stay that size if you have a small tank. if you to water changes every week or so it wont be to dirty either, my fish are deffinately happy! i would definately return the pleco though, they can get up to a foot and a half!! my friend has 2 small goldfish and 2 african dwarf frogs in a three gallon, and has had them for years and they do just fine. you could always get another tank, and keep the pleco and some other fish in that... they really are addicting
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