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Question: fish?????? what type of fish is good for kids...we have a five gallon aquriam?

Answer: NOT GOLDFISH They are extremely messy pooping machines. Most goldfish need at least 29 gallons to be healthy anyway. For a 5 gallon, one Betta by itself would do pretty well. 5-6 White Cloud Minnows. White Clouds are extremely easy to care for. "White Cloud Mountain minnows are considered good fish for beginners, as they are extremely forgiving with regard to aquarium temperature or water quality, and make an ideal "starter fish" for cycling a new aquarium. They are schooling fish, and feel most comfortable in a shoal of at least five minnows. An individual one of these minnows kept alone may become timid and lose its bright color. Generally, White Cloud Mountain Minnows are peaceful and happy to coexist with other fish, as long as they are not put in a tank with larger fish that may eat them. The minnows are usually top or middle-level swimmers and rarely swim close to the bottom of a tank. While normal temperature range of the species in the wild is 18–26 °C (64–72 °F), it can survive water temperatures down to 5°C (41°F); this makes it an ideal fish for keeping in an unheated aquarium in cold climates." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cloud_Mountain_Minnow


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