About Yourself:I will be brutally honest, I never wanted fish. I am a reptile man at heart. I would go into the pet store to get supplies and rodents and I would see how my kids were FASCINATED by the fish in the tanks. I would have never did a fish tank in my life if it wasnt for my 2 year old daughter looking into a fishtank and saying OOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWOW! I knew then that a fishtank might be very beneficial for my children and my stress relief
Advice:Seek and ye shall find. Ebay can be your best friend and the pet shop your worst enemy. Buy smart, buy in bulk and read seller feedback.
Description:I have gotten lost in this magical place MANY a night.
On a side note, If you try to enlarge this picture or use the magnifier it gets very grainy. I have never had this problem before with any of my past entries. If someone knows how to fix this issue that would be fantastic.
Advice:Fish keeping (fish care) has more to do with vacuuming and doing water changes than anything else. You're sustaining a life support system and dealing with 'hazardous waste' at the same time. You know it's time to upgrade when your confident you have the time and motivation to handle cleaning a bigger tank.
About Yourself:Have been keeping Malawi's for the past 8 years. Have a general tropical tank to keep the misses happy, because she thinks i'm nuts about cichlids.
Fish Kept:Pseudotropheus Crabro
Pseudotropheus Msobo Deep
Maylandia sp "membe deep" (Amazing fish)
P. Afra Red Top (Mr Dominant)
P. Elongatus Mpanga
Metriaclima zebra long pelvic mdoka
Pseudotropheus perspicax (orange cap)
Aulonocara stuartgranti mauling (This fish is a stunner)
Nimbochromis fusco (watch this bad boy)
Advice:if u want to keep fishes then u will have to take good care of them meaning u will have to do water chnages, feed them,test the water. also you need to make it look natural and u need to make the water quality look natural thats when your fishes will like your tank
Description:my juwel rio180 malawi cichlid tank setup
Advice:Dont listen to most of the advice you get in the stores as most are just tring to get your money! Providing you keep on top of water changes and vacuming debris there is no need to constantly be adding chemicals and changing expensive filter media. I run 2 filters and and clean 1 every 2 weeks so they each get a clean every 4 weeks but i always change about 30% of the water each week. A good tip is to not to throw away carbon after it has been used but dry it in a low oven overnight then it can be reused time and time again. This all seems to work for my tank and i always have clear non smelling water and have had no disease yet and very rarely lose a fish.