10-01-2011, 04:00 PM
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Right now my remaining glass cat is doing well in the 40 gallon, though I'm heavily leaning towards just giving him to Petsmart. I don't have the heart to get anymore glass cats. The only problem with giving him away is my mom, as she has said 'Oh, he'll be just fine by himself'... She has a mind set that fish aren't equal to dogs or cats as pets and that they don't need the best care possible. Even after telling her what I learned from this wonderful fish-owning community, she argues that 'my only source is just a bunch of other people's opinions', though I must add that much of what I've learned here is mostly on par with aquarium keeping books I've recently purchased.
Anyways, because of how basic my water is, I'll be much more careful now with acclimating new fish. My nitrates are still high in my empty tank, though I've only been able to do one water change because my week has been so busy. After everything is back to normal though, I'm considering making this tank into a betta sorority... bettas have really become an interest to me.