Quote:One day I want a fish tank big enough I can swim in.
About Yourself:I started out buying a 20 gal goldfish tank for my daughter and became obsessed. I rescued what I though was a pleco from a horrible fish store who actually turned out to be a lace catfish(now named Igor)and bought my first 75 gal for him to fit in. I bought my first "cichlid" a Jurupari named "Geo" soon after and I was hooked. The goldfish are now in a pond we built in the back yard and we now have 3 fish tanks.
Advice:Never overstock your fish tank. Always research a fish before purchasing it to know what you are getting into. Find a local small fish store and purchase your fish from them, dont shop big chains.
Advice:Intuition. Know the behavior of your fish. Regardless of advice from people, the fish may still behave differently in different tank set-up, in different environment, etc... so keep close eye on your fish and study their actions.
Description:This is my 30 gal. tank. They were all in a huge 125 gal. tank before, but now they are back in my old 30 gal. tank as temporary until I could manage to sort out setting up of their big home...
Fish Kept:5 x Labidochromis caeruleus "yellow"
5 x Pseudotropheus demasoni
4 x Otopharynx Lithobates Zimbabwe rock
2 x Sciaenochromis fryeri
2 x Aulonocara Firefish
3 x Melanochromis auratus
2 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi "Eureka"
3 x Protomelas taeniolatus red empress
1x Pterygoplichthys gibbicepx
Corals/Plants:All Plants are live.
Assorted live plants, Amazon Swords, Onion plants and One stalk of Mangrove without leaves.
Bottom Layer of Substrate is White Silica Sand, Top Layer is Black Moon Sand