Aquarium thread

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by FluffyPuff, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think anyone has made an aquarium thread so....here it is. If you have any aquarium questions or comments you can post them here!
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    I am waiting on getting floors installed before I set up my fish tanks. Just have a betta bowl right now.
     
  3. PalmRoyal

    PalmRoyal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At my house, I have two red devils, five bettas and six mollys. Then at my boyfriend's house, we have a white crayfish, a regular brown crayfish, another betta, two more mollys and an oscar. I follow several aquarium groups and try to stay somewhat current in some different clubs like the Facebook Flowerhorn Hobbyist and the International Betta Congress. Hopefully one day, my boyfriend would like to add blue grass guppies to his fish room and I would like to possibly setup a betta barack system and breed betta fish competitively.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I would love to have another betta fish but I hate packing them up when I visit home. I don't go home all that often, but when I do it's another extra thing! Someday I want to have a nice big fish tank as the focal point in a living room!
     
  5. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always feel bad seeing beta in those tiny containers. I've seen the breeding process and it looks a bit stressful for the females.
     
  6. MsPoultry

    MsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have like 10 fish most a different specie than another but after a while they slowly started to die [​IMG].I think they had to much ammonia in the water.That was about 2 years ago.Now i have a goldfish which seems extremely happy in a 10 gallon.I found some water plants in our creek that leads to our pool.Tadpoles loved it so i thought the fish would.He did. [​IMG]
     
  7. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone have any unusual/exotic aquatic pets besides fish? I wish I had a dwarf cuttle fish or a dwarf stingray (if they even exist). Are salt water aquariums hard to maintain?
     
  8. PalmRoyal

    PalmRoyal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuttlefish are a waste of money. I absolutely love them, but they only live between one and two years old and cost over a thousand to get. I have heard that they are near impossible to breed in captivity as well. However, we have had several stingrays in the past in a 300 gallon. They are neat, but emotionless. I have never had a stingray that was "happy" to see me or anything like our Oscars or Red Devils do. We have also had horseshoe crabs before and those were fun to watch. My friend has also had a few octopuses at his house, but they are tricky to keep in the aquarium. It is also common to have Alligators and Crocodiles where I live as well. A guy I used to know several years ago had a 5' American Alligator named Waffles and he basically had an entire room dedicated to it in his house. Waffles was given to him from a family that could no longer afford him.
    Some other interesting aquatic pets to look into is a mimic octopus and decorator crab. Mimic octopuses, when raised in captivity, will not mimic (or at least not very well), but are still very charming.
    Also, salt water aquariums are not very hard to maintain, but I will always prefer fresh water over salt water. Fresh water is just so much easier and a lot more forgiving.
     
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  9. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have never had a aquarium but I do have some freshwater ponds in my yard the only problem is this: stray cats & blue herons!!! I can't keep anything more expensive than a goldfish because every time I treat myself to some huge expensive koi it gets swallowed whole by the local wildlife!!! I've tried nets and other barriers but NOTHING works. Any suggestions? if they work are there any fish suggestions? I'd like to try something besides goldfish and koi. I don't clean out the ponds because they are huge and way too much work to drain so if someone has a fish suggestion the fish would need to be tolerant of the conditions and they'd have to get along with the pre-existing fish I have and they would have to be tolerant of the heat and the bad winters. My friend had an Oscar in her pond but it got killed so I'm thinking that's not the best idea...
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  10. PalmRoyal

    PalmRoyal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live? Certain tricks work in certain areas. Or what kind of wildlife are eating your fish? I assume Florida because your friend was keeping an Oscar outside, but it would be best to know for sure.
     

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