standard 72 inch long 125 gallon tank. Filtration: fluval 304, fluval 404, pond pump in 10 gallon sump. Lighting: Orbit 72 inch 300 watt half white half actinic compact. Heater: Stealth heater. 3M color quartz sand brown, liliac, smoke. DIY styrofoam concrete background. Limestone, homemade agrocrete, and lace rock decor.
Go slow, never rush your fish tank. It's true destiny will reveal itself with time.
18 cyprichromis leptosoma 3-4 inches
2 A. Comps Gold heads 3.5 inches
2 Leluipi 2.5 inches
2 goby cichlids 2 inches
Brichardi 3.5 inches
5 clown loaches sizes range from 3-5 inches
1 Bristlenose pleco
4 mystery snails that survived the loach onslaught
Young Amazon swords, Vals, anubias.
Love life and live it
I started with a breeding pair of guppies and their offspring usually paid for their food. Since college opened my eyes, I have moved on from my tropical tretra/guppy tank to raising and breeding cichlids. My favorite cichlids being my goby cichlids Crystal and Red XII. They are so friendly and great me when I come home.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.