Number of votes: 13
Quote: "A great tank keeper is one who knows every inch of the tank, every rock, every current, every hide out as good as the fish who live within it." ~Me 2010
About Yourself: I love all animals and have many. Dogs, birds, chickens, and fish of course. When it comes to fish... I live "in" my tank which means I understand how it works from the inside out and I get great joy fromit... I love my fishys!!!
Fish Kept: Green Spotted Puffers
Figure Eight Puffers
Bumble Bee Gobys
Asian Upside Down Catfish
Corals/Plants Kept: Anacharis (Egeria najas), Java Fern
Tank Size: 55
Advice: DON'T RUSH IT! I know thats its exciting to set up a fish tank but trust me, you will be sorry if you rush into things before your ready, or your tank is ready.
-CYCLE YOUR TANK FIRST, check and test your water regularly! I look at my temp gauge probably 30 times a day because heaters do act up sometimes and you need to catch it before the temp goes crazy high or low.
-LOOK...at your fish, each one every day, notice if they change behavior, look for bite marks, nipped fins, signs of disease like ich or velvet, fin rot etc.
Are they eating? Do you have one fish that hogs all the food? feed accordingly. DONT OVERFEED! ONLY ONE PERSON SHOULD FEED THE FISH! that way overfeeding it less likely to occur. WEAR GLOVES when you are putting your hands in the water, for your own protection!
-RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH, find out for yourself... and always double check any and all info with mutiple sources and then use your best judgement. Never assume petstore people are telling you anything thats is right because 9 times out of 10 they are WRONG, and you, your wallet and your fishes pay for it big time.
~And lastly please please DO NOT TAP ON THE GLASS! Fish hate that! Anytime fish become stressed they release ammonia which is like poison for all the fish in your tank! Good Luck:)
Description: Green Spotted Puffer
in 55 Gallon Brackish water tank