I won an Ebay auction on the weekend for a fish tank. We don't really have any idea where to set the tank up since our house is small and cluttered so we were planning on sticking it in the garage and then (since neither of us has had fish before) figuring out what you 'do' with them later on. However, the lady that is selling us the tank is pretty desperate for us to take over the fish as well. I'm not really sure that this is a great idea since we don't really know what we're doing (and haven't had time to research it all yet), so we've asked her to try and find somewhere else for them, but if she absolutely can't then we'll take them and figure out where to put them.
So...with that in mind. What's the basics?
What do they eat (those flakey things I guess)? How much? (i've heard too much is bad) How many times a day do you feed them? Do they need sunlight? How often do you change the water? What kind of water is OK (tap or rain)? How do you clean the tank? Do you have to totally change the water each time? Scrub the aquarium for algae? What 'cleaners' are bad/good to use? How often do you have to change the filters? Do you have to grow plants? Do they like things to hide in?
Umm yeah! So help! I am clueless and open to learning!