Advice:Always make sure you find out the fish you want before the tank, work out what kind of habitat they require to be healthy. and then think about what you should start to buy to acclimatise your fish.
Rated #92: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank
Quote:"Its not the size of the man in the fight but the size of the fight in the man".
About Yourself:I am a male singer/songwriter from central Scotland.I have a wife and 12 year old son who is also very interested in tropicals and has asked for his own tank to keep ONE arrowana!! (he probably will get one).
Fish Kept:Community fishes _ angels,platys,guppies etc.
Corals/Plants:A nice big artificial piece of coral that is very easy to keep and does not require special light.:).
Advice:Change adequate amount of water weekly or at least every ten or so days to keep your fishes healthy and happy.Do NOT overfeed as this adds to water problems.If you have fed your fishes and come home with that bag of live brine shrimp or bloodworm, it is tempting to feed straight away but put them away till its time to feed them again.
Description:hard to show the scale size of 'big george' the parrot cichlid but the severum he is next to is all of 7-8 inches
Rated #95: Freshwater Fish - Petenia Splendida - Red Bay Snook Stocking In 135 Gallons Tank
Quote:I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are.
Fish Kept:2 albino tiger oscars (11"), 1 red bay snook (7"), 1 jack dempsey (5"), 1 pleco (13")
About Yourself:I used to have a 55-gallon planted tank, but now I am in a smaller apt. so I am trying out the nano tank. So far, I think it is quite elegant, but we'll see how everything fares in the long run! I welcome all (constructive) feedback, so please let me know what you think!
Fish Kept:3 Otocinclus affinis (a.k.a. Oto Cat)
1 Corydoras julii (a.k.a. Leopard Cory)
1 Corydoras splendens (a.k.a. Elegant or Emerald Cory)
1 Caridina japonica (a.k.a. Amano shrimp)
In the future I would like to add:
10 Neocardinia heteropoda (a.k.a. Red Cherry Shrimp)
Corals/Plants:Eleocharis parvula (a.k.a. Dwarf Hairgrass)
Hemianthus callitrichoides (a.k.a. Dwarf Baby Tears)
In the future I would like to add:
Vesicularia dubyana (Java moss) affixed to wood in the shape of a dwarf pine tree
Advice:Less is more, unless you are talking about plants, in which case more is more! Understock, and in your first month, you are better off not stocking anything at all and letting the plants and bacteria work their magic.
Description:Just a profile pic from Google images - my Cory is too fast to capture with my Blackberry camera!
Rated #98: Freshwater Fish - Erpetoichthys Calabaricus - Rope Fish Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank
Fish Kept:X1 cobalt blue lobster, X1 prehistoric dragon goby, X1 demasoni, x2 cobalt blue, X1 red zebra, X4 electric yellow, X1 orange blossom peacock, X1 orange blotched zebra(this was the name given to me at LFS), X3 johanni
Advice:If you don't try how would u no the out come
Description:My 11 1/2 inches rope fish
he and his companion snakey Jr. currently he / she is 10 3/4inches, in there cave.
they are in a 60 gal mbuna tank.
yes mbuna. i no what u may be thinking but, they have bin in that tank for 2 months and the cichlids don't even notice them.
Rated #99: Freshwater Fish - Papiliochromis Ramirezi - German Blue Ram Stocking In 15 Gallons Tank
Quote:even ordinary things in your backyard can look good inside the tank.....
About Yourself:been in the hobby since high school,got interested in plants when i saw an awesome aquasape at the shop...
Fish Kept:tangerine zebra,crydoras,serpae,ramerezi,oto,guppies,swordtail,platys,kribs, of course they are in separate tanks,monster fish (clown knife,spotted gar,red tail catfish) kept in a rubbermaid tank 300 gallons (63.3 x 69 x 25)