Photo Caption:Our community tank....all 5) fish are in view (surprisingly), as well as 1) of our snails. Pictured, our the Dwarf Gourami, Dalmation Mollie, red male Betta, Marigold Swordfin, the Chinese Sucker fish.
Description: We have a 10 gallon Oak Creek Tank, with a Whisper 5-15 filtration system and fluorescent light and hood. We also have a Top Fin submersible heater set at about 78-80 degrees.
Advice: Do your homework, ESTABLISH YOUR TANK at least a week prior to introducing the fish. ADD ONLY ONE AND TWO FISH AT A TIME. Adding too many fish at the same time can make the ammonia levels skyrocket in the tank, thus killing the fish!
Fish Kept: It all started with our red Betta (Mr. Betta). Since then, we have added a Marigold Sword-tail (Dennis), a Dalmation Mollie (Molly), a Dwarf Gourami (Julius), a Chinese Sucker fish (Sally), 2) yellow Snails (Gary and Yoda) and a black Snail (un-named)
Corals/Plants: We currently only have artificial plants, but to add live plants after getting more experience and education.
About Yourself: We are a small family living in a apartment that does not allow cats or dogs. Because we wanted some type of pet for our 5 year old son, Nolan, we decided fish were the best option. It has been a wonderful experience of education for the whole family, and we are now fish hobbyists.