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    Hello. I have just started a 30 gallon container garden and eventually want to put some fish in there. Not having too much luck at the moment with my plants!
     
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    welcome and since it is going to be a container it will only be able to have 2 fish
     
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    Thanks! Since it gets warm where I live, I have it in the shade....what fish would you recommend? Really haven't started the process of cycling...just concentrating on getting my plants to thrive. I do have the filter and an air stone going.
     
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    Hello and welcome, from Louisiana! Can you post some pictures for us? You said you’re not having much luck with your plants....... What do you have planted so far? A small goldfish (maybe 2) would be enough for this small volume of water. And maybe having a fish in the water might help with the plants.
     
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    this isn't a great pic, but I have a java fern (doing pretty good) parrot feather (not doing so good!) lizard tail (has brown spots on leaves) and I think the floating Christmas tree like plant is the Hornwort and it is doing great :) And I almost forgot, something is chewing up my water lettuce!
     

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    Welcome to the forum! :)
    I agree plants thrive with fish waste
     
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    We come, looks like your doing great, I'm sure you will also receive good advice from the people here.
     
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    Welcome. With the size of the pond just put in fan tails. They stay on the small side. Two at the most.
     
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    Welcome! Agree with all the comments above. If you get fish don't overfeed. Probably a little a few times a week and let them eat algae otherwise the fish waste will hurt them.
     
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    Thank You!!
     
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    Thanks Addy! I'm concerned two fantail goldfish will be too messy...what do you think??
     
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    Welcome AmyK!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    If you are in a warm area do guppies.
     
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    Thank you so much - that was my thought too!
     
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    I appreciate it!!!
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
     
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