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 #83: 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 #85: Freshwater Fish - Nimbochromis Venustus - Venustus Cichlid Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank
About Yourself:I got into hobbying because of turtles. Once the turtles were big and strong, we released them but I wasn't through with fish. They are my relaxation! I enjoy them thoroughly and they always make me smile! I am currently waiting to hear back from the Memphis Fire Department to see if I will be in their October 2009 hiring class. I want to save people. I suppose until that time, I will continue saving fish!
Advice:I am actually fairly new to being an aquarium hobbyist, and truth be told if it wasn't for our Pacu I never would have gotten in this deep, but I sure am glad I have! I started out with a 10 gallon tank that housed 2 hatchling red-eared sliders. Once they got to about half dollar size we got our Jack Dempsey and the smallest of our Plecos. Then, while I was at Petco my eye caught sight of this cute lil thang they call a Red-Bellied Pacu. The lady told me he may be cute now but he'll "grow to be the size of a tire". Silly me didn't believe, but here I am less than a year later upgraded x 10 for him. (my new hobbyist advice: Do not take on a Pacu unless you are willing to buy its needs. I hear and see people constantly selling these or giving them away because they have 'outgrown' their owners aquariums. THEY GET HUGE and are GREAT fish, but they don't deserve to be handed off and stressed out because of our human mistakes. Think before you buy!!)
Description:Good pic of our large Peacock Cichlid
Rated #86: 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 #87: Freshwater Fish - Astronotus Ocellatus - Tiger Oscar Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank
About Yourself:started with a 10 gallon tank with guppies, then i got a 60 gallon corner tank with neon tetras, glo fish gave the 10 gallon to my sister and bought the 70 and no i am icthing to get a bigger tank maybe about 125gallon. my family and friends have said that i left my DVD collection to now collect cichlids. because i would buy a lot of DVDS no i spend my money on my fish. lol
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