Fish enthusiasts' chat!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by BirdNut, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Any other fish enthusiasts on here? [​IMG]

    I have a 26 gallon bowfront freshwater tank that currently contains two Platys, one male Dwarf Gourami, one male Red Velvet Swordtail, four Lemon Tetras, and three Rosy Barbs. It's a crazy, colorful tank that's so much fun to watch. In another room, I have a 46 gallon bowfront for my freshwater cichlids. It contains a Jewel Cichlid, a Yellow Lab/Electric Yellow, an Acei cichlid, and a Golden Gourami. It also has a Spotted Climbing perch that I am considering mmoving to a seperate tank, as I've seen too much conflicting information as to whether or not he'll get along well with my cichlids. Next, I'm getting a twenty-gallon marine hex tank that I plan to house a Green Mandarin in with a pair of clownfish, or if I can't find the Mandarin, it'll be three blue damsels and two clownfish.

    Feel free to chat about your fish, post pictures of your tanks and their inhabitants, or to ask questions!
     
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  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, bringing this thread back from the dead...

    Since this thread was started, a lot of fish have been moved around and added. The Golden Gourami, and the Spotted Climbing Perch were placed in a 55 gallon Rectangular tank. I also moved my Red-Tailed Black Shark to the new tank, and my Rosy Barbs.

    I got some lovely new fish today; some fancy Spotted Guppies for my 27 gallon tank and a Otocinclus Catfish to keep it clean. The Oto has been doing a lovely job, he transformed that dirty tank in a matter of minutes!
     
  3. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    I have a 75 gallon tank with five mixed Platys, eight guppy mutts, two black mollies, a golden mystery snail, and more zebra danios than I can count. I have a 25 gallon tank for various fancy guppies, and two ten gallons for fry rearing. Oh, and a 15 gallon tank for Bloodfin tetras and Pearl danios.
     
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  4. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Lovely! Is raising frys terribly difficult?
     
  5. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Mandarins are a high maintenance fish. I've heard of some people weaning them onto pellet food, but they are generally pretty picky eaters.
     
  6. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Depends on the fish. Guppies and Zebra danios are fairly simple, but things like Halfbeak liverbearers and Discuses are different.
     
  7. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Em, thanks! Yeah, I've already been thinking that I shouldn't get a Mandarin. They eat mostly live food, and I worry whether or not I can very well meet their requirements. The blue Damsels seem to be the better option; hardier and not as difficult to feed, they're like the Lemon tetras of the Saltwater world.
     
  8. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Quote:Blue Damsels are aggressive, but with a couple of maroon clowns or a false percula pair they should be fine. Mandarin's are a lot of work, and not really for a beginner. Damsels are easy, and clowns being in the damselfish family are also really hardy. I'd say go with those. a cool thing about blue devil damsels is that they can turn from bright blue to almost black depending on their mood.
     
  9. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I got a nice group of Guppies and Neon Tetras. Lots of nice colors and tails.
     
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I always loved having fish. Since I have a lot of animals that I take care of myself and still wanted fish, I went the easy way and got a 5 gal tank to start off with. It currently has 2 fancy guppies (they LOVE each other!) 1 algae eater (forgot what he's called, we call him Mr. Suckface) [​IMG] and 2 small neons.

    They are happy and so am I - I went to take a pic but I scared everybody and Mr. Suckface was darting all over the place and I felt bad, so I'll take that pic another day. [​IMG]
     

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