How big is your fish tank?

United States
January 3, 2007 5:53pm CST
I am interested to know how big is the tank you have and how many species and what kind of fish do you have?
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@goldjay (465)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have a 30 gallon tank. Right now, I only have a few types of fish in it. We have been planning on restocking but have not gotten around to it in a while. We have some neon fish, some big catfish, and a few others We've done very well with tiger barbs in the past and a few others. I hope to get some new fish soon.
• United States
4 Jan 07
We have a 10 gallon right now, I know, I know it's small but we actually maintain it for our SS Class, my husband and I teach the 4-7 year olds they truly enjoy the tank, we are thinking of breaking down though for the winter months and bring it back in the spring.
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@slimes (354)
• Ukraine
4 Jan 07
I dont have a fish tank ;i rather have a 3 by 3 square meters aquarium
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• United States
4 Jan 07
I hope i didn't offend by saying "fish tank" instead of aquarium, oops! We have a 10 gal. aquarium. :)
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@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I used to have a 50 gallon tank. I had common fish like mollies, neons, glass fish, tiger barbs. I don't recommend small catfish. They grow quite large and the myth that they clean the tank is false --at that size they contribute a lot to messing it up!
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• Canada
19 Jan 07
I have a 33 gallon aquarium with 2 cichlids and 2 pleco's at the moment. I had more cichlids but was not well informed on which types could cohabitat together and welll some became lunch. Tank looks rather bare with only the 2 fish swimming around but we have tried to introduce more and they just become lunch too....But non the less I love my fish:) hehe btw...this is my very first post wooo hooo:)
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
16 Jan 07
I have an 80 gallons aquarium with 2 angelfish, coolie loaches, catfish, black widow tetras, silver shark, gouramis.
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@bethed (278)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I have a 29 gallon tank with 2 sunburt platys 1 blue mickey mouse platy 1 albino cory 1 large snail 2 sword fish 1 male guppy
• United States
5 Jan 07
I have a 38 gal. I also have a viquarium.
• United States
5 Jan 07
OKay, you got my attention, what is a viquarium? - I have never heard the term before and can't even phathom a guess.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
It is a setup that has both land and water in it. In fact I have two of them. One tank has 2 frogs and a firebelly newt in it and the other one has just a crawfish in it.
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• United States
6 Jan 07
That sound really neat! -- we had similar setups when I was a kid but we called them terriariums -- I really like newts and salamanders -- do you put moss and rocks and stuff in the viquarium -- I need to check this out it sounds like alot of fun, any suggestions on where to find out more about getting started? :)
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I dont have a fish tank any more, but when my kids were small we just had a small one with only 3 fish in it.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I bet the kids loved it -- I know that my one year and five year old grand daughters love their aquarium its about 55 gal. and is full of a variety of fish.
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• India
10 Jan 07
i have 2 tanks. one is a two and a half foot 60 gallon tropical fish tank and the other is a 10 gallon fish bowl. the tropical tank has parrot fish, banana chiclids, walking catfish, big mouth cat fish, upside down catfish , albino paradise fish, paradise fish, paraguayan black ghosts, clown eels, indian eels and snails. but i keep on changing my fish once they get too big for the tank. the other aquarium had piranhas but they got too aggressive and hence removed them and put in baby goldfish, mountain reds, and red fantails and blue fantails
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• United States
10 Jan 07
Very Cool! Sounds like a wonderful variety and a lot of fun :)
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@starr4all (2865)
7 Jan 07
We currently have three set up: 210 gallon-Has various Cichlids in it. 55 gallon-Has Tetras, Platy's, and some algae eaters. 10 gallon-empty. It's for breeding or sick fish. We also have a 29 gallon that isn't set up. We are trying to sell it.
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Wow, I can't imagine trying to maintain all those tanks for their size -- 210 gal. whoa, I can visualize the 55 gal. because I have an empty one that used to house my corn snake in, you mentioned your 10 gal. for breeding - have you been able to successful breed any? I wish you the best in selling the 29 gal. Thanks!
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Would love to see pictures of your aquariums. Especially the 210 gal....WOW!!!
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Are your Cichlids African, or American? I think Cichlids are so pretty. I have a 'regular' fresh water setup but thinking about switching to African Cichlids.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
We have a 55 gal, 25 gal and 2 gal. Call them tanks or aquariums, I'm not picky. I set them up for the grandkids and they do like looking at the fish. But my grown daughter is the one who really got hooked (pun intended.) The big tank came with 4 large goldfish, and about a hundred guppies of varying sizes from pregnant and newborn to adult. And they just keep having more! The tank with the goldfish was always cloudy and dirty so we took them back to the pet store and were told they are actually koi. Since then, we had added three different types of neons, mollies, some algae eaters, catfish and plecostomus. This weekend two of the guppies, and the mollies had babies. One of the tetras and another guppy are pregnant and possibly one of the cats. So we may need to get more tanks. I want to get angel fish and my daughter wants oscars (ciclids) but they are very aggressive fish and will need their own tank. Years ago I had a 43 gal tank with an assortment of fish, the oscar ate all of the other fish, grew to about 8 inches and could jump up and knock the light fixture askew. He was scary and I gave him away. What we really want to do is set up a saltwater tank but I've heard they can be very tempermental so we're going to wait until we are comfortable with the freshwater fish before branching out. Would love to hear from anyone who has a saltwater setup.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I have thought about a salt water tank, I understand they can be pricey and time consuming but I haven't totally dropped the idea. Best of Luck ?
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I do not have tank or fish at present time; have had small tank in past; one day I want to get a 50 gallon (or more!) tank with LOTS of different tropical fish.
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I wish you the very best in succeeding in this goal. Do you have an idea of what breed of tropical fish you would to have? Let's see if they say you can have one fish per every gal. of water you could have up to 50 fish. How many different species do you think you want?
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• United States
5 Jan 07
Right now I only have a 10g set up in my son's room. He has a couple guppies and some neon tetras...lots of flashy color and movement for him to look at. He LOVES his fish tank. (He is 2 years old) I used to have two 10g nanoreefs with salt water set ups in college. One had a pair of percula clown fish and the other had a strawberry pseudochromis - gorgeous little cheeky fellow that ate out of my hand. We are currently in the process of setting up a 50g tank for cichlid's. It'll be as close to a species tank as we can get - I want it to be really true to their natural environment and hopefully end up with a breeding pair. That'd be aewsome. It's still in the works right now. :-)
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• United States
6 Jan 07
Wow, that's great -- I know that tank we set up for our Sunday School kids (4 to 7 year olds) just love it. We have tetras, glo's, and a couple of bottom feeders, it's only a 10 gal. tank - there isn't alot of room in our classroom so this is a good size. Good luck with the 50g tank -- and the breeding, it will be awesome :).
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I have three tanks- one that's about a gallon for my beautiful crimson betta, a 10 gallon for my 3 filthy goldfish, and one that's about 20 gallons with 4 catfish, 2 angel fish, and 5 other that I'm unsure of. I'd really like to add some sort of eel to one of my tanks!
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@vani24 (783)
• India
24 Jan 07
i have a very small tank which is round in shape and i have right now 3 small cute fishes and my fish tank looks very cute and sweet.what about you dude?
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I had a 50 gallon tank. I had 3 large fancy goldfish in it. They had lots of room to swim in. When you go to the pet store, they may beable to give you an idea how many you can get, according to what type of species that you are interested in. Don't forget to do your ratings. Good luck.
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@vinu949 (640)
• India
7 Jan 07
sorry i dont have any fish tanks at home
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• United States
7 Jan 07
That too bad, maybe some time in the future you will be able to get one, they are alot of fun and relaxing to look at and don't require alot of time to maintain. :)
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@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
6 Jan 07
i do not have any fish tank. greetings. : )
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• United States
6 Jan 07
Oh, do you want to get one? They can be a little bit of work, but so relaxing.
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@kabes_20 (192)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
We have a 4" fish tank filled with community fish, guppies, platies, mollies, neons cat fish, our fish are always expanding as they breed like crazy!
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
29 Mar 07
we have a 10 gallon tank with only 1 fish in it. a goldfish. his name is freddy and he is big for a goldfish. we have had him now for over 2 years.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Right now I only have 9 aquariums set up and running, form two 2&1/2 gallon tanks , two 10 gallon tanks, three 20 gallon tanks one 29 gallon tank and one 55 gallon tank. I am going to be building a fish room with up to 100 tanks including a 150 gallon tank for breeding altum angelfish.The resason thaat it is not finished now is because I am on limmited income and to run the tanks you hve to have electricity and that is one of the utilities that I have to pay.