Advice:Make your aquarium as automated as possible
Plan your tank for mature fish size. It may be exciting to see a lot of fish in your aquarium, but the personality they will reveal when not overcrowded is much more rewarding
Rated #82: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank
About Yourself:25 years old, operation Iraqi Freedom II Veteran, I was medically retired from the military may of 2008, and I was diagnosed with cancer December 2008.No longer need to work thanks to the check for the VA, so I got into fish keeping for stress relief, and it is helping... Something about getting blown up in a foriegn county and getting brain damagae along with damagae to a few parts of your body, coming home and finding one thing that helps you sleep better at night, and keeps you from sweeting during the day... Fish are a beautiful thing
Advice:Regular water changes and be patient. learn about the nitrogen cycle the single most important thing about aquaria
Description:75 gallon Malawi Rift Lake tank with low light life plants. There are: Zebra Obliquidens, PS Acei, Yellow labs, pearlmutt labs, Rusty cichlids, Bristlenose pleco and Synodontis multipunctatus.
Rated #85: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank
Advice:Research, don't jump into things too fast (easier said then done) sometimes "trial and error' is the only way to learn. Ask questions. The WORLD WIDE WEB is your friend. You can learn lots of stuff on there! One last thing......change your water every week.
Description:Male and Female Electric Yellow Labs
Rated #87: Freshwater Fish - Macropodus Opercularis - Blue Paradise Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank
About Yourself:I got into fish tanks because i won some fair fish about a year ago. bought a 10 gallon tank to put them in (they're still alive!!). things just took off from there. i fell in love with the hobby. just got my 55 Gallon about 2 weeks ago.
Fish Kept:55 Gallon- male and female blue paradise gourami
29 Gallon- 3 south american cichlids and a small jack
dempsy that is growing too fast
26 Gallon- 4 south american cichlids
10 Gallon- 4 zebra danios and 2 mollies
10 Gallon- 2 goldfish and 2 platies
10 Gallon- temporary housing for a small parrot fish
Corals/Plants:all artificial...real rocks from a creek in the 55...lol
Advice:take your time with tanks. do not overstock your tanks!! check fish tank mates before you purchase fish so that you can have the variety that you may want eventually. test the water in a new tank with inexpensive fish to make sure that they can survive before you go spending lots of money on expensive fish. do not over-feed your fish. once in the morning and once at night in small amounts is good. over-feeding clouds the water. if your tank is by a window expect green water and excessive algae growth. lots of water changes needed if this happens to clear it up(i learned the hard way)
Description:My Blue Paradise Gourami.
Rated #88: Freshwater Fish - Colisa Lalia - Dwarf Gourami Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank
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.