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Con-Man-Dan wrote:I'd get rid of the goldfish too. Goldfish can grow extremely large as well, and like the oscar they produce a lot of waste and are messy. Plus goldys like cooler water then tropical fish. Again, unless you had a bigger tank, I think people recomend 5 gallons per inch of goldfish, so an average round body goldy will usually need a 25-30 gallon alone. Comets (feeders) can push a foot in length
Personally, in a 2.5 on a desk, I'd go with a betta or a male paradise fish. Both are laybrinth fish, they breath atsmospheric air. Both would do well in a small tank like that as well. I like the paradise fish better, very colorful
Lisachromis wrote:Mollies are often recommended for beginner tanks and the reality is, they are not a beginner tank type fish. Usually if they have problems, they'll do a "shimmy" thing and not just lay on the bottom. It is possible for fish to break their spines and become paralyzed. However, if he (she?) swims at all, they are not paralyzed.
I suspect that the molly might not make it. I would suggest that you don't get a livebearer for that tank. You don't need to add any more fish to the tank even by accident. Maybe another GLO-fish so they each have some company.
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