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- Why Do All My Fish Die? Five Different Goldfish?!
Answer: I have seen that most beginners fail because they do not know how to properly set up beneficial bacteria in their fish aquarium. Not only that but they are putting too many fish inside of one aquarium. The amount of waste and bio load that are put off by the fish just is not enough for them to live inside.
So basically you have three different variables all adding together that create terrible water parameters for a fish to live in. You really can't feel too bad though because most beginners do not do any research before just setting up a fish tank.
So the number one thing you want to set up is having your tank cycled and having beneficial bacteria and you're going to want to researching how to do this. One way to blow past a lot of the scientific stuff is to just go to your pet store and ask them for a chunk of their filtration paper out of their filter.
Secondly you're going to want to buy a big enough aquarium so that it matters because fish need the extra space to move around in and it just means for an easier amount of water to take care of. I would advise nothing under 30 gallons because anything under that sizes too small in my opinion.
And then thirdly you're going to want to figure out how to do water changes. This is the basic fact of removing a certain amount of water on a regular basis because the fish needs new water because old water can only be viable for so long. What I usually do is remove around 40% of my aquarium water on a weekly basis.